Dr Keith Geraghty MPH, PhD

Honorary Research Fellow

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Dr. Geraghty has a special interest in causes and treatment of medically unexplained symptoms and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. The key themes in his work are improving patient care, reducing harms in health care delivery, assessment of clinical trials, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, and promotion of evidence-based medicine. Dr. Geraghty is currently associate editor of the Journal of Health Psychology, Journal of Fatigue Biomedicine Health and Behaviour, and BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. He is an expert peer reviewer for a number of scientific journals and health care organisations, including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Cochrane.


Dr. Geraghty completed his PhD at Cardiff University, where he was awarded both a Cardiff University doctoral scholarship and also a prestigious Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarship, to research organisational psychology and change in the NHS, looking at inter-professional networks in the delivery of primary care. At Cardiff he won a number of junior awards, including the Richard E. Benedict prize and the FirstPlus prize. He went on to study medicine at the University of Leicester, graduate-entry course, however due to illness he was unable to complete his clinical training. Keith received his Master of Public Health from the University of Manchester, receiving a distinction for his dissertation on 'ME/CFS patients reports of harms in the medical encounter'. Dr. Geraghty worked as a research assistant at Imperial College London on an NHS Strategic Development Organisation (SDO) project exploring changing clinical roles in the NHS. He joined the Centre for Primary Care at the University of Manchester with appointments as research associate and honorary research fellow. At Manchester he has worked on large-scale systematic reviews exploring the link between physician burnout and patient safety. More recently, he has worked with the London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine Dept of Clinical Research Biobank team to explore risk factors for the development of ME/CFS and MS.


  • Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Organisational Behaviour
  • M.P.H. Master of Public Health (Distinction in Dissertation)
  • M.Dip Masters Diploma in Research Methods
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Bachelor of Life Sciences (1st Class Distinction);
  • B.Sc. (Hons)  Bachelor of Business Administration;
  • Medicine and Surgery discontinued due to ill health.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the Greater Manchester Collaboration for Leadership in Health and Social Care

Member of the East Midlands Collaboration for Leadership in Health and Social Care

Member of the UK ME-CFS Research Collaborative

Member of the International Assocaition for CFS/ME Research.

Member of the Society for Academic Primary Care.

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