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Richard Lilford: Hates non sequiturs at dinner parties

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 14 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3776


Richard Lilford is professor of public health at Warwick University and director of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in the West Midlands. His career has been remarkably varied, with chairs at three different universities in obstetrics and gynaecology, clinical epidemiology, and now public health, as well as a spell as regional director and clinical trials adviser for the Department of Health. His broad knowledge makes his regular blogs on behalf of CLAHRC West Midlands a treat for those lucky or clever enough to get on the mailing list.

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