Cheers with Peers – Prof Lyndal Trevena and Dr Jennifer McIntosh – July 2019


General practitioners who embark on a research career

In this episode, Dr Jennifer McIntosh and Professor Lyndal Trevena discuss being a General Practitioner and embarking on a research career. How do GPs navigate their clinical research and their practice? Lyndal discusses in depth the challenges and successes of being a GP and clinical researcher. She talks about the importance of mentors early in her career and grasping opportunities as they come. She recalls the beginning era of shared decision making in the early 2000s when she was a PhD student and highlights that her passion has continued in this area and she is currently working on developing the International Society of Shared Decision-Making group. From a mid-career point of view, she talks about realising she was a mid-career researcher near the end of her PhD when she became more confident in obtaining Grants and Academic employment. If you enjoy this show, please give us 5 stars whenever you listen. Tweet us your thoughts @PC4TG or email us at We’d love to hear from you and thank you for listening. If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), membership is free. Join at  

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