Carol Sinnott

Dr Carol Sinnott


Carol is a General Practitioner, an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute and Speciality Lead for Health Services Research, East of England Clinical Research Network.

Carol Sinnott

Carol Sinnott is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at THIS Institute, where her research examines complex care in general practice settings, and interventions to improve the quality of general practice care. Her research has been funded by a variety of bodies including the Health Research Board of Ireland, Irish College of General Practitioners, the Irish Research Council and the Academy of Medical Sciences UK.

Carol holds a PhD from University College Cork, and was the first National Academic Research Fellow in General Practice in Ireland. She has been awarded the Early Career Researcher Award from the Society for Social Medicine UK, and the Sheppard Memorial Prize from the Royal College of General Practitioners’. She is a practicing GP in Cambridge, and Specialty Lead for Health Services Research in the Eastern Clinical Research Network. She is a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of General Practitioners, and the Society for Academic Primary Care.



Research interests

Carol’s research examines challenges in the provision of increasing complex care to patients in general practice settings. Her PhD focused on the difficulties that can arise for GPs when prescribing for patients with multiple chronic diseases, some of whom may have over fifteen medications indicated by current clinical prescribing guidelines. She has expertise in qualitative review methods, implementation science, and theory informed intervention development. She is currently leading a multi-phase project on the system-level failures that interfere with GPs’ ability to deliver holistic continuous care to their patients.