Chris Butler is the Clinical Director of the University of Oxford Primary Care and Vaccines Clinical Trials Collaborative, and of the National Institute for Health Research Community Healthcare Medical Technology and In-Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative.
His main research interests are in common infections (especially the appropriate use of antivirals and antibiotics, and point of care diagnostics), and health care communication and behaviour change. He has expertise in clinical trials, cohort studies, qualitative research and analysis of routinely collected data. He chairs the £10 million Longitude Prize Advisory Panel.
He practices as a GP in Mountain Ash in South Wales, and won the patient-nominated Royal College of General Practitioners Wales General Practitioner or the Year award in 2019.
He currently leads the UK National Urgent Public Health Priority Platform Community Clinical Trial of interventions for earlier on in Covid-19-like-illness illness.
Professor Butler will be taking part in the research response to the COVID-19 pandemic panel discussion.