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The Summer School invites EBHC students, supervisors, consumers and leading evidence-based experts into the surroundings of Kellogg College, University of Oxford, 3-14 July 2023.

The aim of this summer school is to foster debate and engage with like-minded colleagues while offering additional learning relevant to evidence-based health care post pandemic. All skills workshops will span topics around research methodologies, best practice for disseminating research and tips on how to successfully complete an MSc or DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care.

Whilst the second week (10-14) is available to existing EBHC students only, our first week of EBHC programme modules and non-accredited short courses (3-7 July 2023) is available to anyone interested in conducting and disseminating research for better healthcare.

During this event, dinners, lunches and other social events will be hosted.


Week one - Each event must be registered for separately (individual costs apply and concession rates available).

Week two - available free of charge to existing EBHC students only. Click here to view the itinerary

Programme details - week one only

Date/time Title and topic Key speakers
3-7 July 2023

MSc in EBHC Module - The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care

Students will engage in cutting-edge debates with epidemiologists and researchers in defining the History, Philosophy and Practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare,

Medical professionals will learn to think critically about the assumptions of their profession while philosophers and historians will learn about the empirical foundations of the science they contemplate. Enrol here.

Professor of EBM, Carl Heneghan and Senior Researcher, Jonathan Livingstone-Banks
3-7 July 2023

MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews Module - Qualitative & Mixed Methods Systematic Reviews

The course will explore key approaches to undertaking a qualitative synthesis (e.g. meta-ethnography and thematic synthesis), and consider the purpose of mixed methods reviews and how they are produced.

Sessions will be delivered by researchers who can draw on their real-world experiences of conducting such reviews and their applicability to clinical practice and policy making.

Students will discuss debates around quality and rigour and patient involvement. The course will also cover how best to locate research papers to include in a qualitative or mixed methods review, delivered by a librarian with expertise in this area. Enrol here.


Senior Researcher, Dr Stephanie Tierney
3-7 July 2023

EBHC Short Course - Fundamentals of EBHC Leadership

This course will examine the fundamental concepts of being a leader, allowing participants to explore, and assess, some of the key contemporary theories of leadership.

During the course you will develop a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of leadership models, and gain a practical approach for applying them to your role. Throughout the course, tutors will instruct you in ongoing personal development, through self-reflection and critical awareness.

Participants will discuss the importance of personality in leadership, including the impact this can have on key themes in your leadership, such as team working, emotional intelligence and derailers to achieving your goals and key Leadership targets. Enrol here.

Course Director, Professor Kamal Mahtani and Senior Associate Tutor, Sean Heneghan
5 July 2023

One day EBHC Short Course - Open Research Practices

Open research embodies good research practices by opening up participation in, and access to, the research lifecycle. It covers a wide range of practices and principles related to how research is carried out and enables research to take advantage of technical advances. By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Understand the value of open research methods and how it improves the quality of research.
  • Develop an understanding of the available tools to practice open science
  • Learn when, and how, open research methods can be used to plan, conduct, report, and disseminate research through preregistration, registered reports, the sharing of code, data, and materials, and preprints.
  • Understand the challenges, barriers, and limitations of open research methods.
Enrol here (concession rates available)

Research Fellow and EBM Medical Teaching & Development Lead, Dr Georgia Richards

6 July 2023

One day EBHC Short Course - An Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Available as a standalone one day face to face workshop or alongside the online Primer. This course provides specialised training for evidence synthesis in healthcare. The additional online course material will better prepare you to:

  • Develop questions relevant to improving clinical practice
  • Learn how to design a systematic review research protocol
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the processes involved in conducting systematic reviews
  • Develop skills to conduct and report a systematic review
  • Gain familiarity with basic techniques for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative systematic review data
  • Explore new paradigms in systematic reviews and evidence syntheses
  • Develop the skills for publishing research
Enrol here (concession rates available)

Professor of EBM, Carl Heneghan

7 July 2023

One day EBHC Short Course - An introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine

Available as standalone one day face to face workshop or alongside the online Primer.  This course aims to increase your knowledge, skills, and confidence in practicing Evidence-Based Medicine.
This course has been designed for health professionals or those interested in learning how research and evidence can be used to improve health-related decisions.  Together we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding benefits and limitations of Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Developing research questions and conducting effective searches in healthcare
  • Identifying study designs and levels of evidence
  • Applying essential skills in Evidence-Based Medicine with medical statistics for therapeutic interventions, diagnostics, prognostics, and screening in healthcare
Enrol here (concession rates available)
Course Director of our postgraduate teaching programmes in EBHC, Dr David Nunan