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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Stuart Rison, BSc. (ARCS), MSc., PhD., MBBS.


Clinical Research Fellow



I am an Out of Hours GP in Hackney and a Clinical Research fellow in the Centre for Primary Care’s Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) with a special interest in the use of medical data in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.

Following a BSc. in Microbiology at Imperial College and an MSc. in Computational Biology at the University of Manchester, I completed a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at UCL and, afterwards, a post-doctoral research post at the Royal Veterinary College investigating the genomes of mycobacteria (including Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and various associated organisms.

After a brief segue in scientific research programme management (at Microsoft Research (Cambridge) and then with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity), I retrained as a doctor and obtained my MBBS. from Kings College London in 2011 qualifying as a GP in 2018 via a Clinical Research Fellow post at Hammersmith Hospital. As a member of the REAL-HEALTH Cardiovascular initiative (which is dedicated to improving patients’ cardiovascular health through the provision of guidelines, supportive educational material and sessions and useful audit tools as well as statistical analysis of the impact of these interventions). My work focuses on health inequities in the detection, monitoring and effective treatment as well of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. I am also a member of the PRELUDE-1 study, a pilot project investigating the inclusion of Fib-4 scores in type 2 diabetes annual reviews for early identification of fatty liver disease. In addition, I am a module lead for the Wellcome Trust funded Health Data in practice MRes/PhD programme and I teach the first semester “Health Data in Practice” module. In my spare time, I like to throw pots (from clay, not on the floor), grown dahlias and I’m thinking about joining an ice-hockey team.


Research Interests:

Health Data in practice

Primary care data


Cardiovascular disease

Fatty liver disease

Machine learning


Rison SC, Redfern O, Dostal I, Carvalho C, Mathur R, Raisi-Estabragh Z, Robson J. Inequities in hypertension management: observational cross-sectional study in North East London using electronic health records. Br J Gen Pract. 2023 Oct 26;73(736):e798-e806. doi: 10.3399/BJGP.2023.0077

Rison SC, Mathur R, Carvalho C, Robson JP. Inequities in hypertension: we can do better... but how? Br J Gen Pract. 2023 Oct 26;73(736):486-487. doi: 10.3399/bjgp23X735261.

Rison SC, Carvalho C, Rull G, Robson J. Investigating hypertension in younger patients. BMJ. 2022 Mar 24;376:e067924. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-067924. PMID: 35332032.

Wu R, Rison SC, Raisi-Estabragh Z, Dostal I, Carvalho C, Robson J, Mihaylova B. Gaps in antihypertensive and statin treatments and benefits of optimisation: a modelling study in a 1 million ethnically diverse urban population in UK. BMJ Open. 2021 Dec 30;11(12):e052884. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052884.

Carvalho C, Williams C, Raisi-Estabragh Z, Rison SC, Patel RS, Timmis A, Robson J. Application of a risk stratification tool for familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care: an observational cross-sectional study in an unselected urban population. Heart. 2021 Jul 12;107(15):1220-1225.

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