Professor Martin Roland, CBE - Chair in Health Services Research
MA, BM, BCh, DM, FRCGP, FRCP, FMedSci
Martin Roland became Professor of Health Services Research in the University of Cambridge in 2009. He trained at the University of Oxford, where he obtained his doctorate. Following vocational training in Cambridge, he worked in London and in Cambridge before moving to the Chair in General Practice in the University of Manchester in 1992. In 1994, he established and subsequently became Director of the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre. Between 2006 and 2009, he was also Director of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, a collaboration between the five leading departments of primary care in England. In September 2008 he took up a part-time appointment as Special Advisor to RAND Europe, a not-for-profit policy research organisation based in Cambridge.
Professor Roland has been a practising GP for 30 years. His main areas of research interest are developing methods of measuring quality of care, and evaluating interventions to improve care in the NHS. His previous areas of research include back pain, hospital referrals, out of hours care, and nurse practitioners in general practice.
Selected recent publications:
- Doran T, Fullwood C, Reeves D, Gravelle H, Roland M Exclusion of patients from pay-for-performance targets by English physicians. New England Journal of Medicine 2008; 359: 274-84. link
- Campbell SM, Reeves D, Kontopantelis E, Sibbald B, Roland M. Effects of pay-for-performance on the quality of primary care in England. New England Journal of Medicine 2009; 361: 368-78. link
- Mead N, Roland M. Understanding why some ethnic minority patients evaluate medical care more negatively: cross-sectional analysis of a routine patient survey in English primary care. British Medical Journal 2009; 339: b3450. link
- Doran T, Roland M. Lessons from major initiatives to improve primary care in the United Kingdom. Health Affairs 2010; 29: 1023-1029.
- Marteau T, Ogilvie D, Roland M, Suhrcke M, Kelly M. Judging nudging: can nudging improve population health? British Medical Journal 2011; 342: d228.
- Roland M, Rosen R. Healthcare reform: the English NHS embarks on bold but risky market-style reforms New England Journal of Medicine 2011; 364: 1360-66 link
- Doran T, Kontopantelis E, Valderas J, Campbell S, Roland M, Salisbury C, Reeves D. The effect of financial incentives on incentivized and non-incentivized clinical activities. Evidence from the UK’s Quality and Outcomes Framework. BMJ 2011; 342: d3590. link
- Paddison C, Elliott M, Parker R, Staetsky L, Lyratzopoulos G, Campbell J, Roland M. Should measures of patient experience in primary care be adjusted for case mix? Evidence from the English General Practice Patient Survey BMJ Quality and Safety 2012; 21: 634-40. link
- Roland M, Abel G. Reducing emergency admissions: are we on the right track? BMJ 2012; 345: e6017.
- Sutton M, Nikolova S, Boaden R, Lester H, McDonald R, Roland M. Association between mortality and pay for performance in England. New England Journal of Medicine (in press)
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