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I am an Oxfordshire GP and have been involved in clinical academic primary care for over 10 years. I am currently the Deputy Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.

Research

I am a principal investigator with interests that focuses broadly on:

  • Assesment of novel technologies to improve patient-centred chronic disease management
  • Increasing the evidence base to support the redesign of future primary care (including the role for social prescribing in the community)
  • Improving the understanding and use of evidence, particularly systematic reviews, in knowledge translation

I work collaboratively with other researchers at a local, national and international level.

I am a member of the Catalogue of Bias team.

My work was recognised nationally by the 2016 RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding new researcher.

In 2019, the Royal College of General Practitioners awarded me Fellowship status of the college.

A list of my publications can be found here.

Teaching and training

I am the Director of the MSc Evidence Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews). I am also the lead tutor of the Complex Reviews MSc module, which seeks to provide training in the broader forms of evidence synthesis.  I co-lead the Knowledge into Action module which explores the ways in which research evidence is used to inform clinical care and policymaking. 

I am a tutor on the internationally renowned Teaching Evidence Based Medicine course.

I am also the lead tutor for EBM teaching in the Graduate Entry Medical School.

I was the Clinical Lead for the Oxford AHSN Evidence-Based Healthcare Fellowship program developing and supporting clinical leaders across the Thames Valley.

Other activities

I also occasionally write a blog for the CEBM and the BMJ on topics related to evidence based medicine that may be of interest to members of the public and fellow researchers.

  • Sara Ward
    Sara Ward

    Senior Manager - NIHR ARC Oxford and Thames Valley