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DPHil Students: Carl welcomes informal contacts from prospective students interested in using evidence-based approaches to directly improve healthcare in the following areas:

  • NonCommunicable Diseases and/or self care approaches
  • Using evidence-based approaches to improve global health in low resource settings
  • Evidence synthesis and systematic reviews methods
  • Implementation of evidence and the use of electronic data in Primary Care settings
  • Improving diagnosis through the use of new technologies and reducing overdiagnosis
  • Projects that directly improve the public understanding of EBM
  • Projects that improve the understanding of drug and device regulation
  • Projects that evaluate healthcare interventions

Current projects can be viewed on the CEBM project page. All students gain the opportunity to teach and participate in the CEBM's dissemination and media activities. In the first instance students should contact with an enquiry.

 

Carl Heneghan

BM, BCH, MA, MRCGP, DPhil

Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine

  • Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicne
  • Director of Programs in EBHC
  • Senior Tutor Kellogg College
  • NHS Honorary Clinical Consultant and GP
Biography

Carl is a clinical epidemiologist and his work focuses on changing healthcare both nationally and internationally for the better.  He has extensive experience in systematic reviews and quantitative methodologies focusing on both communicable and NonCommunicable (NCD) diseases. He has also led groundbreaking work, which notably includes the tamiflu systematic reviews, and he is Director of a World Health Organization Collabaration Centre in Self Care.

Carl's work also includes investigating the evidence base for drug and device regulation, advising governments on the regulatory and evidence requirements for devices and drugs, as well undertaking a number of evidence-based projects in the public interest. He is am also a founder of the AllTrials campaign and has chaired WHO guidelines on self-care and CVD risk and he  is  a PI on 4 mutli-centre RCTs and chairs two NIHR trial steering committees. His work focuses on evaluating practice based interventions and in 2013 and 2015 he was voted by the HSJ as one of the top 100 NHS clinical leaders.

Carl is Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), which is dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence-based medicine, and is a global leader in applied healthcare research and evaluation. CEBM devotes a large proportion of its time to capacity building work through outreach teaching and training activities - making EBM accessible to a wide range of healthcare professionals.

He has   considerable experience in teaching undergraduates, postgraduates and teachers of EBM and is the Director of Programs in Evidence-Based Health Care, in conjunction with the Department of Continuing Education. This program currently has 75 Masters Students and 30 DPhil students. He also co-ordinate the teaching Evidence-Based Practice week in Oxford, now in its 20th year. The course has trained over a 1000 teachers worldwide.

Carl welcomes informal contacts from prospective students interested in using evidence-based approaches to directly improve healthcare in the following areas:

  • NonCommunicable Diseases and/or self care approaches
  • Using evidence-based approaches to improve global health in low resource settings
  • Evidence synthesis and systematic reviews methods to improve health
  • Implementation of evidence and the use of electgronic data in Primary Care settings to improve health
  • Improving diagnosis through the use of new technologies and reducing overdiagnosis
  • Projects that directly improve the public understanding of EBM
  • Projects that improve the understanding of drug and device regulation 

Carl is  also  a reviewer for the Department of Health, NIHR (HTA) Programme, and a member of the NIHR Primary Care Intervention Panel. He is a board member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.

Carl has over 250 peer reviewed publications and has co-authored the EBM toolkit (BMJ-Blackwell’s), the Statistics Toolkit (BMJ-Blackwell’s) and is an editor of a series of BMJ-Blackwell’s toolkits and, developed with the BMJ the ‘Doctors Toolbag’ iPhone application and the EvidenceLive conference, now in its 5th year.

He runs an active twitter account (@cebmblog) and blogs at:

Conflicts of interest and payments:

Carl Heneghan has received expenses and payments for his media work. He has received expenses from the WHO the US FDA, and holds grant funding from the NIHR, the NIHR School of Primary Care Research, The Wellcome Trust and the WHO. In addition, he is an expert witness in an ongoing medical device legal case, and has received financial renumeration from an asbestos case. He has also receives income from the publication of a series of toolkit books published by Blackwells. On occasion he receives expenses for teaching EBM and is also paid for his GP work in out of hours in Oxford.  CEBM jointly runs the EvidenceLive Conference with the BMJ and the Overdiagnosis Conference with a number of international partners which are based on a  non profit making model.

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