Caroline Free MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFP MSc PhD
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My medical degree was obtained from Leeds. I continue to work as a general practitioner and prior to this worked in primary care in India. My research interests relate to primary care with a focus on sexual and reproductive health / health promotion and trials. Current projects include: Txt2stop- a randomised controlled trial of mobile phone based smoking cessation support funded by the UK Medical Research Council and trials of interventions to increase recruitment and follow up.
I currently teach on the Study Design, Foundations in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Basic Epidemiology units within the MSc programme at the school. I organise the Foundations in Sexual and Reproductive Health . I supervise both MSc and PhD students.
My research interests are in primary care particularly focussing on the burden of ill health suffered by socially deprived groups. I have previously published research on the health care experiences of ethnic minority and refugee groups, emergency contraception and sexual health. My ongoing research interests are in primary care and health promotion. I am the principal investigator on the txt2stop trial of mobile phone based smoking cessation support funded by the MRC and am also working on the development and evaluation of condom promotion interventions.
- Behaviour change
- Primary care
- Sexual health
Disease and Health Conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
Factors associated with condom use among Aboriginal people: a systematic review.
Devries, K.M.; Free, C.; Jategaonkar, N.;
Can J Public Health, 2007; 98(1):48-54
Sex workers' accounts of condom use: implications for condom production, promotion and health policy.
Free, C.; Roberts, I.; McGuire, M.;
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, 2007; 33(2):107-11
Advice about sexual health for young people - Local service needs to provide confidentiality, support, time and information
British Medical Journal, 2005; :107
Translators and mediators: bilingual young people's accounts of their interpreting work in health care.
Green, J.; Free, C.; Bhavnani, V.; Newman, T.;
Soc Sci Med, 2005; 60(9):2097-2110
Transcultural communication and ethnic comparisons in the experience of services.
Br J Gen Pract, 2005; 55(514):339-40
Factors influencing young women's decision making regarding hormonal contraceptives: a qualitative study
Cheung, E.; Free, C.
Contraception, 2005; 71(6):426-431
Young women's accounts of the factors influencing their use and non-use of emergency contraception: a depth interview study
Free, C.; Lee, R.; Ogden, J.
British Medical Journal, 2002; 325(7377):1393-1396
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