Dr Suzanne Richards
Senior Lecturer in Primary Care & Deputy Director of Exeter Clinical Trials Unit


Dr Suzanne Richards joined the Primary Care Research Group in 2003 after working on a range of primary care clinical trials at the Universities of Birmingham (2001-2) and Bristol (1993-2000). As a social scientist by background, she is particularly interested in ageing research, and of how best to organise health and social care in later life. She is also interested in how our social environment influences our health and well-being. As a Senior Lecturer in Primary Care with a mixed method background, she works across a range of primary care research projects.

Broad research specialisms

Dr Richards is the Deputy Director of the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit. She specialises in evidence synthesis and systematic review methods, and she has extensive experience of evaluating complex interventions using clinical trial methods. She has designed and implemented feasibility studies, pilot trials and definitive randomised controlled trials in primary care and community settings.

While she has worked across a range of topic areas when implementing clinical trials, Dr Richards has a longstanding interest in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people.


BSc Hons Psychology

PhD Social Medicine (Bristol)

Contact details

Internal tel2742
Tel+44 (0) 1392 722742
AddressSmeall Building
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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