Dr Conor Farrington is a Research Associate in the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge. He is a social scientist with a particular interest in new health technologies. He joined the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) led by Professor Martin Roland as a Research Associate in 2013, and is a member of the Evaluation & Implementation Theme of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
Dr Farrington's current research focuses on new medical technology in a range of clinical settings including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mental health. He is also interested in the wider sociological and philosophical implications of new medical technology, and recently co-organised a Wellcome Trust-funded symposium at Cambridge to explore new conceptual approaches in the context of personal medical devices.
He has a strong interest in global mental health, and has recently published a paper exploring the new field of ‘mH2‘ (mental health and mobile health). He is also involved in CCHSR research, specifically the attempt to understand doctors’ responses to patient feedback in primary and secondary care settings.