After completing his BA at Rhodes University, Chris Butler trained in medicine at the University of Cape Town, and then did hospital work in Cape Town and at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane. He did doctoral work at the University of Wales College of Medicine, and studied Clinical Epidemiology at The University of Toronto.
Chris Butler is now a Professorial Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford, and a Professor of Primary Care at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. His main research interests are in common infections (especially the appropriate use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance), and health behaviour change (especially motivational interviewing in health care). He has expertise in clinical trials, cohort studies, qualitative research and analysis of routinely collected data. He chairs the Longitude Prize Advisory Panel and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a National Institure for Health Research Senior Investigator.
He was the patient-nominated Royal College of General Practitioners Wales General Practitioner or the Year in 2019, and won the Royal College of GPs Research Paper of the year in 2020. He has published >400 scientific papers.
He currently co-leads the UK National Urgent Public Health Priority Platform Community Clinical Trial of community treatments for Covid-19
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