Tutor expertise: Intervention and Prevention
Professor Carl Heneghan is a clinical epidemiologist with expertise in evidence-based medicine, research methods, and evidence synthesis. He has investigated the evidence for antivirals TamifluLinks to an external site., acute respiratory infectionsLinks to an external site., IVF 'add-on' treatments, metal-hips, cancer screening, health checks, surgical mesh, medical devices, and hormone pregnancy tests.
Carl investigates drugs and devices, advises governments on regulatory evidence, works with the media to assess health claims and researches common conditions in primary care.
Dr David Nunan is the Director of the MSc in EBHC Teaching and Education and the PGCert in Teaching EBHC. David's research is on the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related conditions, particularly the role of physical activity and exercise. David is currently leading a programme of work assessing the evidence-base and role of physical activity and exercise in primary care as well as methods to improve its uptake and use for patient care. He also seeks to improve the understanding and use of research evidence by health professionals, patients, and members of the public. Work in this area includes the development of a one-page evidence summary tool to support better-informed treatment decisions funded by the School or Primary Care Research.
Dr Georgia Richards has worked on several systematic reviews to understand the safety of treatments and improve patient care, including the safety of opioids, artificial intelligence, morbidity, and mortality of traumatic brain injuries in children, and continuity of care for people in rural and remote regions.
Georgia is conducting a living review of preventable deaths and would support reviews on patient safety, harm, the management of pain, open science, open data and meta-research.
Dr Stephanie Tierney is a departmental lecturer and health services researcher with an interest in long-term conditions, delivery of services and patients' experiences of care. She has completed qualitative research on a range of health-related topics, including understanding compassionate care, living with cystic fibrosis, working with patients who have diabetes, interventions for children with a cleft lip/palate.
Stephanie's current research focuses on social prescribing and how it can help to address wider determinants of health. I have conducted projects on the link worker role (who connect people to community assets and services), and on the contribution of the cultural sector to social prescribing.
|Marta Wanat is a senior qualitative researcher in the Infectious Diseases Research Group at the University of Oxford. Marta is working on the interface between social science and medicine in primary care setting. Her research involves applying behavioural science to understand, develop and evaluate complex interventions with the aim of improving patient outcomes.|
|Jonathan Livingstone-Banks is a senior researcher and managing editor of the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group. His research focuses on using evidence-synthesis methods to test the effectiveness of tobacco-use cessation and relapse prevention interventions.|