Professor Chew-Graham appointed as Chair of SAPC

ChewGraham_Carolyn The Society for Academic Primary Care were delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham as the next Chair of the Society.

The Society for Academic Primary Care, otherwise known as ‘SAPC’, provide a clear voice and presence for academic primary care, offering a point of reference and contact for those seeking academic solutions to the problems they face in the provision and study of Primary Care, and the advancement of the Academic Primary Care.

Each year, members of SAPC’s executive team are elected, or co-opted to lead the work of the organisation. This year, Professor Chew-Graham was elected as the next Chair, and will be taking over from Professor Kate O’Donnell from the University of Glasgow, at their next Annual Scientific Meeting in Exeter.

Professor Chew-Graham, who is Professor of General Practice at Keele University’s Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences and Chair of the Scientific Foundation Board at the Royal College of General Practitioners, is a long-standing member of the Society, charing the Mental Health Special Interest Group. She has a particular interest in mental health and the primary care management of patients with depression, multimorbidity and unexplained symptoms. She is also heavily involved in undergraduate education teaching, and is Director of Clinical Academic Training.

Previous Chair, Professor Kate O’Donnell commented:

“Carolyn is well known to many of SAPC’s members, and we know that Carolyn will be a great Chair and ensure that SAPC continues to grow and flourish.”