We are a multidisiplinary team of academics and clinicians working in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) at the University of Oxford, passionate about improving the safety of medicines, devices, and other treatments used in medicine. 


Georgia C. Richards

Doctoral Researcher 


Dr Jeffrey K. Aronson

Consultant Physician & Clinical Pharmacologist 


Prof Carl Heneghan

Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine,

Director of CEBM & NHS Urgent Care General Practitioner 

Other contributors: Konrad Sitkowski (Oxford University Medical School)

Other projects related to the safety of treatments we are working on include: 

  • the 4E's Forum to improve the detection, analysis, and reporting of harms associated with medicines and devices (report here)

  • the BMJ Evidence Based Medicine Coroners' Concerns to Prevent Harms series (editorial here)

    • published case series on preventable deaths from ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitisers (here)

    • published case report on a fatality from a misdiagnosed adverse effect from diclofenac in an adolescent with complex needs (here)

  • The Preventable Deaths Tracker (here)