Dr Helen Atherton
Helen is Associate Professor of Primary Care Research and Digital Health lead at the Unit of Academic Primary Care, Warwick Medical School. Helen is a health services researcher with a PhD in Primary care research and has worked in academic primary care research since 2005. Her background is in public health and anthropology. Helen’s expertise is in use of digital routes of access to general practice, and alternatives to the face-to-face consultation, such as online and video. She leads studies that focus on how digital routes of access into general practice impact on patients and healthcare professionals. She advises professional bodies and NHS organisations in the evidence-based use of remote and digital consultations in general practice. Helen is associate editor for the journal ‘Digital Health’ and sits on the Royal College of General Practitioners Scientific Foundation Board.