BM, BCH, MA, MRCGP, DPhil
Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine
- Director of CEBM & Programs in EBHC
- Editor in Chief, BMJ EBM
- NHS Urgent Care GP
- NIHR Senior Investigator
Carl Heneghan is a clinical epidemiologist with expertise in EBM, research methods, evidence synthesis and regulatory science. He has considerable experience in NonCommunicable Diseases and is Director of a World Health Organization Collaboration Centre and expertise in conducting systematic reviews having Published 91 SRs, and authored the Tamiflu systematic reviews. He is Director of the NIHR SPCR Evidence Synthesis Working Group a collaboration of nine primary care departments
His work also includes investigating drug and devices, advising governments on regulatory evidence and working extensively with the public and the media.
He has investigated the evidence for sports drinks, IVF 'Add-on' treatments, metal-hips, screening, surgical mesh, medical devices and hormone pregnancy tests. He has worked in the field of diagnosis for over 15 years and is one of the leads for the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference.
He is a clinical advisor to two UK All Parliamentary Party Group on Surgical Mesh and Hormone Pregnancy Tests, and A founder of the AllTrials campaign twice voted one of the top 100 NHS clinical leaders by the HSJ. In 2018 he was awarded NIHR Senior Investigator status
In 2019 he received a lifetime achievement award from Oxford's Medical Science Division for his sustained commitment to education and teaching.
He is Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), which builds capacity through teaching and training activities. He teaches undergraduates, postgraduates and teachers of EBM, and is Director of Programs in Evidence-Based Health Care,
Dissemination and Media: See fInd an expert page
The BMJ Talk Evidence podcast: Duncan Jarvies, Helen Macdonald and Carl Heneghan – with occasional guests- discuss what’s been happening in the world of evidence. He is Editor in Chief of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine and Editor of the Catalog of Bias.
He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications (current H Index 64) and co-authored the EBM toolkit and Statistics Toolkit (BMJ-Blackwell’s) and, developed the EvidenceLive conference, now in its 10th year.
Georgia Richards: The global use and national prescribing of opioid analgesics
Tonny Muthee: The prevention and management of cardiovascular risk in Kenyan primary care settings.
Kome Gbingie: Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections in adults.
Nick Devito: Trials transparency and conflict of interest.
Part TIme EBHC DPhils:
Ranin Soliman: Improving Childhood Cancer outcomes in Egypt
Wangari Waweru-Siika: Non-Cardiologist-Performed Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in Kenya
Sunil Patel: Barriers to Care in Rectal Cancer, the Ontario Rectal Cancer Cohort Study
Pamela Angle: Can we improve the diagnosis of postdural puncture headache
Hongyi Xu: Addressing health care challenges for ageing populations in resource constraint setting.
Conflicts of interest and payments:
Carl has received expenses and fees for his media work (including payments from BBC Radio 4 Inside Health). He has received expenses from the WHO, FDA, and holds grant funding from the NIHR, the NIHR School of Primary Care Research, The NIHR BRC Oxford and the WHO. He has received financial remuneration from an asbestos case and to date has given legal advice on mesh cases. He has also received 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 NHS out of hours (contract with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust). He is Director of CEBM, which jointly runs the EvidenceLive Conference with the BMJ and the Overdiagnosis Conference with international partners, based on a non-profit making model. He is Editor in Chief of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine and is an NIHR Senior Investigator.
(2018), BMJ evidence-based medicine, 23, 1 - 3
Nunan D. et al, (2017), Evidence-Based Medicine, 22, 202 - 204
Hayward GN. et al, (2017), JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 317, 1535 - 1543
Heneghan C. and O'Sullivan J., (2020), BMJ Evid Based Med
Heneghan C. et al, (2020), BMJ Evid Based Med
Heneghan C. and Aronson J., (2020), BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine