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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 Epidemiology/Primary Health Care 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 drug safety; particularly monitoring of the benefits and harms of treatments for people with long-term pain conditions. Her DPhil/PhD research focuses on the global use and national prescribing of opioid analgesics.

Georgia is the Editorial Registrar for the BMJ Evidence Based Medicine journal and an Ambassador for the Centre for Open Science. She actively uses the Open Science Framework for all of her DPhil research, details here

Georgia is the early-career representative on the EBMLive Steering Committee and co-leads the Doug Altman Scholarship which funded 14 early-career researchers 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. Before starting her DPhil, Georgia worked as a medical researcher/health scientist 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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