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Georgia C. Richards

DPhil (Oxon), BSc (Hons I)

Teaching Fellow in EBM

  • Module Coordinator, MSc EBHC Knowledge Into Action
  • EBM teaching lead of undergraduate medical students
  • Founding Fellow, the Pandemic EVIDENCE Collaboration

Georgia coordinates and teaches Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Systematic Review modules for the undergraduate Medical School and MSc in EBHC Knowledge Into Action. She has a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) from the University of Oxford (2021) and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland, Australia (2015). Georgia has expertise in quantitative observational research, open data, open science, and evidence synthesis. Her list of publications is here

Georgia founded and leads the Preventable Deaths Tracker. She is a Founding Fellow of the Pandemic EVIDENCE Collaboration, a founding member of the Transparent & Open Research Collaboration in Health (TORCH), a Fellow of Reproducible Research Oxford (RROx), a Centre for Open Science (COS) Ambassador, and a member of the Catalogue of Bias Collaboration

Research interests & supervision

Georgia welcomes supervision queries from undergraduate and graduate students on taught and research programmes who are interested in: 

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

Georgia also welcomes contributions to the Preventable Deaths Tracker and Catalogue of Opioids.

Georgia has supervised students for medical electives, internships, Special Study Modules (SSM), Academic Special Interest Projects (ASIP), Special Study Themes (SST), and Final Honours Scheme (FHS) essays and research projects, which have all led to significant publications, including in the British Journal of General PracticeDrug SafetyJournal of Public Health, and Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (JRSM) Open

Oxford DPhil research

Georgia's PhD research assessed the use and harms 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 from the Bennett Institute of Applied Data Science

During her DPhil, Georgia was the early-career representative on the EBMLive Steering Committee and co-led the 2019 Doug Altman Scholarships and the 2022 David Sackett Fellowships, which funded 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

Before moving to the UK, Georgia worked as a medical researcher and health scientist in 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. 

Declarations, disclosures, & competing interests

I have a fixed-term contract to teach and supervise research at the University of Oxford. I have received expenses and fees for speaking at conferences and events, training coroners, and teaching. I am the Director of a limited company that is independently contracted to conduct research and consultancy and receives fees from subscriptions to a personal Substack publication.

Between September 2017 and March 2021, 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. 

Recent publications

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