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Research supervision & interests

Georgia supervises students for Oxford University Medical School Special Study Modules (SSM) and Final Honours Scheme (FHS) extended essays and research theses that have led to academic publications in the Britsh Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and British Journal of General Practitioners (BJGP) Open. She also supervises students for the Microinternship programme, for which Georgia and her colleagues were awarded a Gold Standard Internship Host by the University of Oxford’s Internship Office. Georgia welcomes supervision enquiries from undergraduate and graduate students on taught and research programmes who are interested in pursuing research in the following areas: 

  • patient safety, preventable deaths, and avoidable harms in healthcare 
  • pharmaco-epidemiology and pharmaco-device-vigilance
  • open science, open data, and meta-research 

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Georgia C. Richards

DPhil (Oxon), BSc (Hons I)


Research Fellow

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, GCHU, Kellogg College
  • Honorary Researcher & Tutor, CEBM
  • Associate Editor, BMJ Evidence Based Medicine
  • Fellow, RROx

Georgia is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation (GCHU), and an Honorary Researcher and Tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM). She completed her DPhil (PhD) in Epidemiology at Oxford and has expertise in quantitative observational research using open data, evidence synthesis, open science, and evidence-based healthcare. Georgia's list of publications are here

Georgia is also an Associate Editor of BMJ Evidence Based Medicine, a Fellow of Reproducible Research Oxford (RROx), Centre for Open Science (COS) Ambassador, on the Scientific Committee for the annual EBMLive conference, a member of the Catalogue of Bias Collaboration, a member of the Steering Group for the Declaration to Improve Health Research, and a member of OPeRA, Open Pain Research Advocacy and Appraisal, a group of early-career researchers, academics, and clinicians working collaboratively to improve the transparency and openness of research. 

Oxford DPhil research

Georgia's research assessed the global and national use of strong pain medicines called opioids, which is summarised here and openly available for download here. She was based in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and worked with members of the EBM DataLab.

During her DPhil, Georgia was the early-career representative on the EBMLive Steering Committee and co-led the 2019 Doug Altman Scholarships, which funded 14 early-career researchers from across the globe to attend EBMLive in Oxford. This led to various outputs including an editorial in The BMJ, opinion pieces in BMJ EBM on challenges facing early-career researchers and building capacity in low-middle-income countries, and a review in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Georgia chaired the 2019 Steering Committee and report for the 4E's Forum to Improve the detection, analysis and reporting of harms in medicines held in Erice, Sicily. 

Prior to Oxford

Georgia gained a BSc in Biomedical Science and First Class Honours in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2016, Georgia was awarded the Australian Women of the Future Award, Judges Choice Winner, for her passion and dedication to continue pain research and help others. Before starting her DPhil, Georgia worked as a medical researcher and health scientist in Australia. 

Declarations, disclosures, & competing interests

I was 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) at the University of Oxford. My travel to conferences has been funded by QANTAS & the Australian Women's Weekly (IASP 16th World Congress on Pain 2016; Australian Pain Society 36th Annual Scientific Meeting 2016), Kellogg College (Preventing Overdiagnosis 2018), the SPCR (Clinical Pharmacology Colloquium 2018Pharmacology 2019), the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (4E's Forum 2019) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Ontario SPOR Support Unit and the St Michael's Hospital Foundation (Global Essential Medicines Meeting 2019). 

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