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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) in Primary Health Care under the supervision of Professor Carl HeneghanDr Kamal Mahtani and Dr Ben Goldacre

Georgia’s research interests include the management of pain, particularly the prescription of opioid analgesics, polypharmacy (the taking of multiple drugs for multiple conditions, often in untested combinations) and reducing unwarranted variation in commonly prescribed medications.

Georgia is currently working on a systematic review to understand what's driving the inappropriate prescribing of opioid analgesics in primary care. This systematic review has been registered on PROSPERO.

Georgia gained a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Queensland before completing her 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.

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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). I have no other COI to declare.