Charlotte Albury

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer; Research Fellow in Health Behaviours; Teaching Lead in Qualitative Research Methods

Charlotte leads a programme of research which focuses on understanding relationships between clinical communication and behaviour change.

She currently holds an EDI-Themed Fellowship, from the THIS Institute, and previously held a Mildred Blaxter Fellowship from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness. She additionally holds research grants from the British Heart Foundation, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), and the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.

Her research has contributed to national guidelines, and she has advised government and policy makers. She is a member of the NICE Adoption and Impact Reference Panel, and an honorary member of the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Linguistics. In 2022 she was the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Principal Investigator of the Year.

Charlotte is an experienced teacher and educator. Alongside her teaching role at Somerville she leads research methods courses within the Primary Care department and Medical Sciences division. She hold a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, awarded with Distinction.  In 2023 she was recipient of both the Medical Sciences Division ‘Excellent Supervisor’ award (recognising her significant contribution to supervision within the division), and the Society for Academic Primary Care Education Prize.

Key papers


Talbot, Amelia & Salinas, Maria & Albury, Charlotte & Ziebland, Sue. (2021). People with weight‐related long‐term conditions want support from GPs: A qualitative interview study. Clinical Obesity. 10.1111/cob.12471.

Robinson, Charlotte & Albury, Charlotte & McCartney, David & Fletcher, Benjamin & Roberts, Nia & Jury, Imogen & Lee, Joseph. (2021). The relationship between duration and quality of sleep and upper respiratory tract infections: a systematic review. Family Practice. 10.1093/fampra/cmab033.

Albury, Charlotte & Ziebland, Sue & Webb, Helena & Stokoe, Elizabeth & Aveyard, Paul. (2020). Discussing weight loss opportunistically and effectively in family practice: a qualitative study of clinical interactions using conversation analysis in UK family practice. Family Practice. 38. 10.1093/fampra/cmaa121.

Warr, William & Aveyard, Paul & Albury, Charlotte & Nicholson, Brian & Tudor, Kate & Hobbs, Richard & Roberts, Nia & Ziebland, Sue. (2020). A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies exploring GPs’ and nurses’ perspectives on discussing weight with patients with overweight and obesity in primary care. Obesity Reviews. 22. 10.1111/obr.13151.

Hall, Amanda & Richmond, Helen & Bursey, Krystal & Hansen, Zara & Williamson, Esther & Copsey, Bethan & Albury, Charlotte & Asghari, Shabnam & Curran, Vernon & Pike, Andrea & Etchegary, Holly & Lamb, Sarah. (2020). Evaluating the impact of a champion on implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme in Canada: a mixed methods feasibility study protocol. BMJ open. 10. e040834. 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040834.

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