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Jonathan Livingstone-Banks


Lecturer & Senior Researcher in Evidence-Based Healthcare

  • Specialist lecturer - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University
  • Associate lecturer - Cochrane UK
  • Associate editor - Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group
  • Associate editor - Cochrane Clinical Answers
  • University of Oxford LGBT+ Ally

My research focuses on using evidence synthesis methods to test the effectiveness of tobacco-use cessation and relapse prevention interventions.

Working with the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (CTAG), I manage and coordinate the preparation and publication of systematic reviews in the area of tobacco control. CTAG is part of Cochrane, an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to producing and disseminating up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare worldwide. 

I'm also a philosopher interested in the philosophy of evidence-based healthcare; in particular the value and methods of evidence synthesis, and how we define and classify diseases and how this impacts on healthcare practice and medical research.

Declaration of interests

I have received funding (including grants, scholarships, fees, bursaries and honoraria) for research and teaching (etc.) from:

  • The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Cancer Research UK
  • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Research England
  • The NIHR School for Primary Care Research
  • The University of Oxford
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, London
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers (Wiley)
  • Magdalen College School, Oxford
  • The University of Leeds

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