Thinking In Between
Thinking In Between
Evidence-based medicine, the Mystery of General Practice, and Bakhtin (Deborah Swinglehurst)

Evidence-based medicine, the Mystery of General Practice and Bakhtin


In our second episode, we hear from Professor Deborah Swinglehurst. She is Professor of Primary Care at Queen Mary University of London and leader of the APOLLO group. She talks about her journey from an evidence-based medicine practitioner to developing an academic interests in complexity and multivocality, and she explains how both come together in her role as a practicing GP.

  • 00:00:00 Podcast introduction
  • 00:00:43 An introduction to Deborah’s current research
  • 00:01:29 Idea 1: Evidence based medicine and “How to read a paper” by Trisha Greenhalgh
  • 00:13:36 Idea 2: “The Mystery of General Practice” by Iona Heath
  • 00:27:51 Idea 3: Bakhtin, dialogue, and multivocality

Greenhalgh, T. (1997). How to read a paper: The basics of evidence-based medicine. BMJ Publishing Group, London (UK).

Heath, I. (1995). The Mystery of General Practice. Nuffield Trust, London (UK).

Fudge N, Swinglehurst D. (2022). Keeping in balance on the multimorbidity tightrope: A narrative analysis of older patients’ experiences of living with and managing multimorbidity. Social Science & Medicine, 292, 114532.

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