Dr Nada Khan

Dr Nada Khan


I joined the Academic Unit in Primary Care in August 2020 as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) in General Practice.  I am also a GP registrar working at a practice in Leeds. 

Before starting my ACF, I completed my medical training at King’s College London as a graduate entry medic.  Before studying medicine, I completed a DPhil in General Practice at the University of Oxford, using the CPRD to complete a large scale matched cohort study looking at how people living with and beyond cancer are cared for in general practice. As part of my DPhil I also completed a qualitative interview study which was published on the HealthTalkOnline website looking at the unmet needs of people living beyond cancer (https://healthtalk.org/living-and-beyond-cancer/overview).  I have worked in different research roles both at the University of Oxford, University College London and Imperial College London completing projects on medical education in general practice, cancer survivorship and the health of the UK police force. I currently act as an Associate Editor for the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP).  

Research interests

I am starting a new portfolio of research which will focus on patient safety.  My main interests are prescribing and deprescribing especially in elderly patients, and exploring how GPs communicate to patients about medications.  I am interested in statistical and systematic review methodology and hope to develop skills in these areas during my fellowship.  


  • MBBS with distinction, King's College London 2015
  • DPhil in General Practice, University of Oxford 2012
  • MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2003
  • BSc in Human Biology, University of Toronto 2002

Student education

I am a GPST lecturer in the Academic Unit of Primary Care and am involved with teaching communication skills to Year 3 medical students. I am also the Academic Lead for the Year 2 Research and Evaluation Skills Strand (RESS) Special Studies Project (SSP).  

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences