Biography

Dr Aaron Poppleton is a General Practitioner and Wellcome Trust PhD student in Primary Care within the Institute of Global Health at Keele University. He is also an honorary clinical research fellow at the University of Manchester.

Aaron studied Medicine with European Studies (University of Manchester, 2011; MBChB) with an intercalated degree in Pharmacology and Physiology (BSc (Hons)). He achieved the Goethe Institute language qualification (C1 German), undertaking clinical placements in the UK, Germany and Hungary. After graduation, Aaron worked as a research active clinical doctor within the University Hospital of Saarland, Germany (Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes).

Aaron undertook an Academic Clinical Fellowship during his general practice specialist training, including a Master’s degree in Clinical Research (University of Central Lancashire, 2018; MSc; Distinction). His Master’s thesis comprised a qualitative exploration of the management of depression after stroke within general practice. Aaron subsequently completed an NIHR funded In Practice Fellowship at the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research, University of Manchester. During this time he developed a community member and stakeholder engagement strategy within the UK Central and Eastern European (UK-CEE) community, including founding the UK-CEE Health Forum.

Aaron has a keen interest in primary care mental health, particularly within global health, cross-cultural and marginalised community contexts. He has a postgraduate diploma in Global Health with Non-Communicable Disease (University of Edinburgh, 2015) and a Masters in Global Public Health (University of Manchester, 2021; MPH; Distinction). He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners Junior Doctors International Committee, UK Christian Medical Fellowship Global Committee, and is chairing the Scientific Committee of the Vasco da Gama (WONCA) Forum in Edinburgh, 2022.

He has undertaken primary care clinical placements, medication education projects, and academic collaborations within Central and Eastern Europe, including Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.

Research and scholarship

Aaron is undertaking a Wellcome Trust Funded Primary Care Doctoral Fellowship to culturally adapt primary care mental healthcare for the UK resident Central and Eastern European community [CLARENCE] (commenced 2020). CLARENCE will include in-depth qualitative interviews with community members and primary care staff to explore their perceptions and experiences of health and healthcare within the UK. Outcomes from CLARENCE will be used to support development of a behavioural model of health service utilisation, informing development of practice guidelines and resources.

More information on CLARENCE can be found on the Institute for Global Health's website

Selected Publications

  • Mughal F, Atherton H, Awan H, Kingstone T, Poppleton A, Silverwood V, Chew-Graham CA. 2022. The impact of remote consultations on brief conversations in general practice. BJGP Open. link> doi> full text>
  • Poppleton A, Howells K, Adeyemi I, Chew-Graham C, Dikomitis L, Sanders C. 2022. The perceptions of general practice among Central and Eastern Europeans in the United Kingdom: A systematic scoping review. Health Expect. link> doi> full text>
  • Poppleton A, Bridgwood B, Woolley AK. Getting the most out of attending an online conference in primary care. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice, 175573802110657. link> doi> link>
  • Poppleton A, Jones PP, Wright O. 2022. Applying social justice, health equity and the social determinants of health to General Practice: A lecture review. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice, 313-315, vol. 15(5). doi>
  • Cheraghi-Sohi S, Panagioti M, Daker-White G, Giles S, Riste L, Kirk S, Ong BN, Poppleton A, Campbell S, Sanders C. 2020. Patient safety in marginalised groups: a narrative scoping review. Int J Equity Health, 26, vol. 19(1). link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Mughal F, Atherton H, Awan H, Kingstone T, Poppleton A, Silverwood V, Chew-Graham CA. 2022. The impact of remote consultations on brief conversations in general practice. BJGP Open. link> doi> full text>
  • Poppleton A, Howells K, Adeyemi I, Chew-Graham C, Dikomitis L, Sanders C. 2022. The perceptions of general practice among Central and Eastern Europeans in the United Kingdom: A systematic scoping review. Health Expect. link> doi> full text>
  • Poppleton A, Bridgwood B, Woolley AK. Getting the most out of attending an online conference in primary care. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice, 175573802110657. link> doi> link>
  • Poppleton A, Jones PP, Wright O. 2022. Applying social justice, health equity and the social determinants of health to General Practice: A lecture review. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice, 313-315, vol. 15(5). doi>
  • Cheraghi-Sohi S, Panagioti M, Daker-White G, Giles S, Riste L, Kirk S, Ong BN, Poppleton A, Campbell S, Sanders C. 2020. Patient safety in marginalised groups: a narrative scoping review. Int J Equity Health, 26, vol. 19(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Rees CP, Singh K, Knights F, Poppleton A. 2020. GP educators' understanding, experience and attitudes to teaching global health. Educ Prim Care, 48-53, vol. 31(1). link> doi>
  • Poppleton A. 2019. EU migrant health: did we forget the anniversary?. Br J Gen Pract, 556, vol. 69(688). link> doi>
  • Poppleton A, Ramkission R, Ali S. 2019. Anxiety in children and adolescents. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice, 635-642, vol. 12(11). doi>
  • Poppleton A. 2019. Are we propagating the inverse care law as GPs?. Br J Gen Pract, 64, vol. 69(679). link> doi>
  • Poppleton A, Watkins C, Chauhan U, Lightbody L. Depression after stroke: The role of the GP. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice, 175573801878944. doi>
  • Poppleton A and Gire N. 2017. mHealth: bridging the mental health gap in central and eastern Europe. Lancet Psychiatry, 743-744, vol. 4(10). link> doi>
  • Speer T, Groesdonk HV, Zapf B, Buescher V, Beyse M, Duerr L, Gewert S, Krauss P, Poppleton A, Wagenpfeil S, Fliser D, Schaefers H-J, Klingele M. 2015. A single preoperative FGF23 measurement is a strong predictor of outcome in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study. Crit Care, 190, vol. 19. link> doi>
  • Klingele M, Bomberg H, Poppleton A, Minko P, Speer T, Schäfers H-J, Groesdonk HV. 2015. Elevated procalcitonin in patients after cardiac surgery: a hint to nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia. Ann Thorac Surg, 1306-1312, vol. 99(4). link> doi>
  • Leyking S, Poppleton A, Sester U, Ohlmann C-H, Stöckle M, Fliser D, Klingele M. 2014. Kidney transplantation from a deceased donor with anuric acute kidney injury caused by rhabdomyolysis. Transplantation, e87-e88, vol. 98(10). link> doi>
  • Klingele M, Seiler S, Poppleton A, Lepper P, Fliser D, Seidel R. 2014. The gap between calculated and actual calcium substitution during citrate anticoagulation in an immobilised patient on renal replacement therapy reflects the extent of bone loss - a case report. BMC Nephrol, 163, vol. 15. link> doi>
  • Klingele M, Bomberg H, Lerner-Gräber A, Fliser D, Poppleton A, Schäfers HJ, Groesdonk HV. 2014. Use of argatroban: experiences in continuous renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 1918-1924, vol. 147(6). link> doi>
  • Meier CM, Poppleton A, Fliser D, Klingele M. 2014. A novel adaptation of laparoscopic Tenckhoff catheter insertion technique to enhance catheter stability and function in automated peritoneal dialysis. Langenbecks Arch Surg, 525-532, vol. 399(4). link> doi>

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