Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Samuel Parker

Postgraduate Research Student


I obtained my primary medical qualification from Newcastle prior to undertaking my Foundation Training in Sunderland. After working two-years as an anaesthetic trainee I switched to Primary care, and gained my CCT in 2015. This training has led to broad clinical and leadership experience. Presently I am undertaking a part-time PhD at Newcastle University with Prof Kaner, Dr. Araujo-Soares, and Dr. McGovern. 

My PhD title is 'The 7 S Study - Supporting Sunderland Smokers - a Strategy for Stop Smoking Services." I aim to refine, implement and evaluate a multisector strategy for Stop Smoking Services in an acute hospital Trust in order to improve the rate of smoking cessation in Secondary Care and maintain quit rates in community follow-up. I am particularly interested on interventions that reduce health inequity.

As an Executive Member of the British Medical Association North East Regional Council I am eager to utilise my representative role to further my leadership skills and promote public health interventions. I successfully proposed motions at a recent annual representatives meeting seeking to increase undergraduate and postgraduate training in nicotine addiction, as well as supporting staff subject to bullying and harassment. I am member of the Royal College of General Practice, Society for the Study of Addiction and Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.