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Professor Harm van Marwijk

Harm Van Marwijk

Professor Harm van Marwijk (Ph.D)

Professor in General Practice
E: H.vanMarwijk@bsms.ac.uk
T: +44 (0) 1273 644774
Location: 318a Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH

PA/DA: Sonia Khan / Rosie Neville
Email: primarycareDA@bsms.ac.uk
Tel: 01273 641924

Area of expertise: general practice, consultation skills, long-term conditions, medically unexplained symptoms.

Research areas: co-design, community engagement, medical education, mental health, long-term conditions, digital solutions, consultation skills.

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Biography

Harm started in December 2017 as Professor in General Practice at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, and part-time GP. He was in a similar role at VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam since 2007. His PhD at Leiden University, the Netherlands, in 1995 was on depression in the elderly as seen in general practice.  

Research

Harm has published widely (Web of Science H-Index 37, Scopus 41, Google Scholar 49), with 243 papers in PubMed, mostly on discussing long-term conditions in primary care and on  task shifting. His current interests involve supporting GPs in this time of crisis, to work on workforce issues, frailty, multimorbidity, health promotion and risk communication and on digital tools to help GPs make difficult decisions in general. Harm is involved in several international networks. 

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Teaching 

Harm’s core task is student-centred medical learning and teaching. He has been involved in this for a long time, in many different capacities. He continues to enjoy working with the excellent and enthusiastic young general practice team at BSMS to ensure a memorable learning experience for undergraduate and postgraduate students and to stimulate them to become generalists, and particularly GPs, as an exciting career option. He wants to stimulate portfolio careers. He is involved in the supervision of 10 PhD students and a wide range of other students.

Selected publications

Kontopantelis, Evangelos, Mamas, Mamas A, van Marwijk, Harm, Buchan, Iain, Ryan, Andrew M and Doran, Tim (2018) The increasing socio-economic gap between the young and old: temporal trends in health and overall deprivation in England by age, sex, urbanity and ethnicity, 2004 to 2015. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. ISSN 0143-005X (Accepted)

Kontopantelis, Evangelos, Mamas, Mamas A, van Marwijk, Harm, Ryan, Andrew, Bower, Peter, Guthrie, Bruce and Doran, Tim (2018) Chronic morbidity, deprivation and primary medical care spending in England in 2015-16: a cross-sectional spatial analysis. BMC Medicine, 16 (19). ISSN 1741-7015

van Dijk, Susan E M, Adriaanse, Marcel C, van der Zwaan, Lennart, Bosmans, Judith E, van Marwijk, Harm W J, van Tulder, Maurits W and Terwee, Caroline B(2018) Measurement properties of depression questionnaires in patients with diabetes: a systematic review. Quality of Life Research. ISSN 0962-9343

van Eck van der Sluijs, Jonna F, Castelijns, Hilde, Eijsbroek, Vera, Rijnders, Cees A Th, van Marwijk, Harm W J and van der Feltz-Cornelis, Christina M (2018)Illness burden and physical outcomes associated with collaborative care in patients with comorbid depressive disorder in chronic medical conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry, 50. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0163-8343

Sitnikova, Kate, Dijkstra-Kersten, Sandra M A, Mokkink, Lidwine B, Terluin, Berend, van Marwijk, Harm W J, Leone, Stephanie S, van der Horst, Henriëtte Eand van der Wouden, Johannes C (2017) Systematic review of measurement properties of questionnaires measuring somatization in primary care patients.Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 103. pp. 42-62. ISSN 0022-3999

Petrazzuoli, Ferdinando, Vinker, Shlomo, Koskela, Tuomas H, Frese, Thomas, Buono, Nicola, Soler, Jean Karl, Ahrensberg, Jette, Asenova, Radost, Foguet Boreu, Quintí, Ceyhun Peker, Gülsen, Collins, Claire, Hanževački, Miro, Hoffmann, Kathryn, Iftode, Claudia, Kurpas, Donata, Le Reste, Jean Yves, Lichtwarck, Bjørn, Petek, Davorina, Pinto, Daniel, Schrans, Diego, Streit, Sven, Tang, Eugene Yee Hing, Tatsioni, Athina, Torzsa, Péter, Unalan, Pemra C, van Marwijk, Harm and Thulesius, Hans (2017) Exploring dementia management attitudes in primary care: a key informant survey to primary care physicians in 25 European countries. International Psychogeriatrics, 29 (9). pp. 1413-1423. ISSN 1041-6102

Barengo, Noel Christopher, Pols, Alide D, van Dijk, Susan E, Bosmans, Judith E, Hoekstra, Trynke, van Marwijk, Harm W J, van Tulder, Maurits W and Adriaanse, Marcel C (2017) Effectiveness of a stepped-care intervention to prevent major depression in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or coronary heart disease and subthreshold depression: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE, 12 (8). e0181023. ISSN 1932-6203

Biesheuvel-Leliefeld, Karolien E M, Dijkstra-Kersten, Sandra M A, Van Schaik, Digna J F, van Marwijk, Harm W J, Smit, Filip, Van Der Horst, Henriette E and Bockting, Claudi L H (2017) Effectiveness of supported self-help in recurrent depression: a randomized controlled trial in primary care. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 86 (4). pp. 220-230. ISSN 0033-3190

Janssen, Noortje, Huibers, Marcus J H, Lucassen, Peter, Voshaar, Richard Oude, van Marwijk, Harm, Bosmans, Judith, Pijnappels, Mirjam, Spijker, Jan and Hendriks, Gert-Jan (2017) Behavioural activation by mental health nurses for late-life depression in primary care: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 17 (1). p. 230. ISSN 1471-244X

10.  Dijkstra-Kersten, Sandra M A, Sitnikova, Kate, Terluin, Berend, Penninx, Brenda W J H, Twisk, Jos W R, van Marwijk, Harm W J, van der Horst, Henriette E, van der Wouden, Johannes C and Unset (2017) Longitudinal associations of multiple physical symptoms with recurrence of depressive and anxiety disorders.Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 97. pp. 96-101. ISSN 0022-3999