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Dr Luke Daines

Academic Fellowship in General Practice

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Education / Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Bristol University
Master of Public Health, University of Edinburgh
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

2015Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, MRCGP


Dr Luke Daines graduated from the University of Edinburgh with MBChB in 2010. During his medical studies he completed an intercalated BSc in Anatomical Sciences at Bristol University.

Whilst training as a GP, Luke established links with the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), at the University of Edinburgh, initially reviewing the evidence behind supported self-management for asthma.

Completing his GP training in 2015, Luke joined the University of Edinburgh as an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice. During his first year he contributed to the diagnosis chapter of the BTS/SIGN asthma guideline (2016) and completed a qualitative study exploring patient views on supported self-management for asthma, part of the IMP2ART programme of work. 

Luke studied for a Master’s in Public Health during 2016/17. His interest in asthma diagnosis was further developed during a travel fellowship at the Technical University of Munich where he investigated the importance of alternative reference standards in evaluating diagnostic tests for asthma.

Luke was awarded a Chief Scientist Office Clinical Academic Fellowship in September 2017 which will allow him to study for a PhD. His project “deriving and validating a clinical prediction rule for the diagnosis of asthma in primary care” will aim to improve the accuracy with which a diagnosis of asthma can be made clinical practice.

Alongside his academic commitments, Luke continues to work as a GP at Craiglockhart Medical Group, Edinburgh. 

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