Dr Sharon SpoonerMBChB, FRCGP, PhD

Clinical Lecturer

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Research interests

I am PI for a research project funded by the NIHR SPCR in which we will be investigating the transitions made by doctors moving fom GP specialty training programmes into GP work. This study is a logical successor to a recently completed project which studied the background factors affecting junior doctors' career choices. These projects are designed to increase understanding of the current recruitment difficulties in general practice and to inform strategies which will attract doctors to long-term work in the UK NHS

My wider research interests lie in understanding the working lives of medical professionals in the contexts of evolving health systems and shifting attitudes in society and within the profession. Data gathered through doctors' stories allows deep exploration of the perspectives and constructs behind current working practices and makes key contributions to identifying how better outcomes could be achieved.