Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Dr Heather McMullen


NIHR Doctoral Fellow

Centre: Primary Care and Public Health

Telephone: +44 (0)207 882 7084


Dr Heather McMullen is a National Institute of Health Research Doctoral Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. Her work explores the implementation of a rapid HIV testing trial in London and the design and conduct of pragmatic trials. She is interested in complex interventions, the production of evidence and research methodologies.

Heather has experience working in sexual and reproductive rights and health and on issues facing young people in urban settings. She received her MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research and her HBPAPM in Social Policy and Public Affairs from Carleton University (Canada). Heather holds a part time position researching social accountability for sexual and reproductive rights and health with The Evidence Project. She is also involved in a study with the Queen Mary Centre for Psychiatry exploring street violence and its impact on young people in east London.


Research Interests:

RHIVA 2 Trial of Rapid HIV Testing in Primary Care.

The Evidence Project: HIV and sexual health, research ethics, policy analysis, qualitative methods, innovation adoption.


Research group: Translational Research