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, investigating burnout among health professionals and the links between burnout and medical error and promotion of evidence-based medicine and psychological medicine.

Editorial Roles: Currently associate editor of the Journal of Health Psychology and Jeditorial board of ournal of Fatigue Biomedicine Health and Behaviour,.

Expert Peer Review: 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 two scholarships, a Cardiff University doctoral scholarship and an ESRC studentship via competition, to research organisational psychology 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 'The Biopsychosocial Model of ME/CFS and patients reports of harms in the medical encounter'. Dr. Geraghty worked as a research assistant at Imperial College London on an NHS Development Project exploring how health professionals enact their clincial and other roles. 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, and exploring interventions to reduce burnout among health care workers. More recently, he has worked with the London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine Dept of Clinical Research team to explore risk factors for the development of ME/CFS and MS.


  • Ph.D. Organisational Psychology in NHS Primary Care
  • M.P.H. Master of Public Health (Distinction in Dissertation)
  • M.Dip Research Methods Social Sciences
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Bachelor of Life Sciences in Biology-Psychology (1st Class);
  • B.Sc. (Hons)  Bachelor of Business Administration;
  • MBBS 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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