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Georgia C. Richards

BSc (Hons I)

Doctoral Researcher

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. She is an Ambassador for the Centre for Open Science and practices open science through the Open Science Framework, details here

Georgia represents early-career researchers on the EBMLive Steering Committee and co-leads the Doug Altman Scholarship which funded 14 places to attend EBMLive in 2019, details here. She also led the 2019 Steering Committee 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.