Georgia C. Richards
BSc (Hons I)
Georgia is a joint NIHR SPCR, Naji and Rotary Scholar studying for a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil or PhD) in Primary Health Care / Epidemiology under the supervision of Prof Carl Heneghan, Associate Prof Kamal Mahtani, Dr Ben Goldacre and Dr Jeffrey Aronson.
Georgia's research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, evidence-based healthcare and the benefits and harms of treatments for people with long-term pain conditions. Her DPhil research focuses on the prescribing of opioid analgesics in primary care.
Georgia is working on a systematic review to explore factors associated with the prescribing of high dose opioids in primary care. This systematic review has been registered on PROSPERO here.
Georgia represents early-career researchers on the EBMLive Steering Committee and co-leads the Doug Altman Scholarship, details here. She is also leading the 2019 Steering Group for the 4E's Forum to improve the detection, analysis and reporting of harms in medicines.
Georgia gained a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Queensland, Australia. She continued at the University of Queensland to complete an Honours in Pharmacology where she attained First Class Honours. In 2016, Georgia was awarded the Australian Women of the Future Award, Judges Choice Winner, for her passion and dedication to continue medical research and help others. Prior to starting her DPhil, Georgia worked as a medical researcher in Australia.
Declarations and COI
I am financially supported by the NHS National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), the Naji Foundation and the Rotary Foundation to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Primary Health Care. I have no other COI to declare.
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