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    Professor Martin Roland CBE

    01223 214931
    Murray Edwards College
    University of Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Professorial fellow in Health Services Research



    I was delighted to be elected as a Fellow of Murray Edwards, a modern college with none of the stuffiness of some of Cambridge’s older colleges. The College exists to promote the place of women in society in many ways, including having the largest collection of contemporary women’s art in Europe.

    Degrees and honours

    • DM (Oxon)
    • CBE

    Research interests

    • Health services research.
    • Developing methods of measuring quality of healthcare.
    • Evaluating ways of improving the quality of healthcare.


    Professor Martin Roland trained in clinical medicine at the University of Oxford, where he obtained his doctorate. He moved to the Chair in General Practice in the University of Manchester in 1992. In 2009, he moved to the Chair of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge where he founded and directed the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research until his retirement in 2016. Professor Roland’s main areas of research interest are developing methods of measuring quality of care, and evaluating interventions to improve care. Professor Roland was a practising GP from 1979 to 2013. He was appointed CBE for services to medicine in 2003. At Murray Edwards he chairs the Art Committee, and is a member of Council, the Finance Committee and the Fellowship Committee.