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Medical Sciences Division

The Division comprises over 2200 academics and staff, 800 graduate students and 900 undergraduates; about 350 NHS Clinicians and GPs contribute to our teaching activities. In total over 2500 individuals are involved in research.
Medical sciences research at Oxford has maintained its pre-eminent standing, as demonstrated by the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Analysis of the preliminary results published in December 2008 places Oxford medical sciences research as being of the highest quality in the UK in four separate medical science disciplines.

Series associated with Medical Sciences Division

Autoimmune Disease
Big Questions - with Oxford Sparks
Calleva Research Centre
Cancer
Cancer in the Developing World
Career Equality Talks
Children's Language and Literacy Impairments
Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds
Crossing Boundaries
Diabetes and Obesity
Epidemics and Vaccines
Ethics and Early Intervention in Mental Health: Promoting Change through Research
Evidence-Based Health Care
Experimental Psychology Department
Families for the Treatment of Hereditary MND (FATHoM) Oxford Meeting
Genetics
Global Health
Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX)
History of Tropical Medicine at Oxford
HIV
IDEAL Collaboration Conference 2016
Immunology
Inspiring Women in Science
Issues in Bioethics - Oxford Bioethics Network
Lectures in Pharmacology
Malaria
Malaria Atlas Project
McMichael Symposium
Medical Sciences
Musical Abstracts
NDM International Activities
NDM Public Engagement
NDM Units
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Nuffield Department of Medicine, Meet our Students
OPDC: Progress in Parkinson's Research.
Oxford Biomedical Research
Oxford Sparks: bringing science to life
Primary Care Health Sciences
Psychiatry
Public Health and Epidemiology (Richard Doll Seminars)
Research Integrity
Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Revolutionary Biology
Surgical Grand Rounds Lectures
Tackling Health Challenges
The Future of Science Symposium
The New Psychology of Depression
Translational and Clinical
Translational Medicine
Trust the Evidence
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia: Oxford ARUK Public Open Day
Vaccine Research at Oxford
Vaccines - From Concept to Clinic with Oxford Sparks
Weatherall lecture
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Women in Medical Science
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Working 'up' and 'out': how qualitative researchers approach analysis Dr John MacArtney gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare seminar series. John MacArtney 15 Nov 2017
2 How do you run a marathon with two kids? Last month Jessica attempted to break a world record for pushing a double buggy, with two children inside, while running a marathon! Jessica Bruce 08 Nov 2017
3 Creative Commons It's no longer OK to say I practise differently than everyone else Professor James Wright asks what is the next fundamental change to orthopaedic surgical practice and wonders if it is using best evidence to direct us to do the same for the same condition. James Wright 31 Oct 2017
4 A little known law of numbers Professor Jeffrey Aronson, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare lecture series, Jeffrey Aronson 20 Oct 2017
5 Growing up as a Pharmacologist - during more than half a century in the Department David Smith, Professor of Pharmacology, looks back on over 50 years of research and work within the department of pharmacology. David Smith 20 Oct 2017
6 Creative Commons The Future of Science Communication A look at the past and future of public engagement for scientific information. Roger Highfield 20 Oct 2017
7 Creative Commons What Makes a Scientist? A look back at historical scientists and their contribution to science. Staffan Normark 20 Oct 2017
8 Creative Commons The Future of Artificial Intelligence How modern neuroscience is researching the way the human brain can comprehend a working environment. Simon Stringer 19 Oct 2017
9 Creative Commons The Future of Publishing A talk that focuses on promoting and championing scientific literature. Ritu Dhand 19 Oct 2017
10 Creative Commons The Future of Policy and Health Research The role of MSD in driving innovation and expanding access to global vaccines. Ruxandra Draghia-Akli 19 Oct 2017
11 Creative Commons The Future of the Scientific Community: Challenges and Opportunities A scientific discussion with the speakers about the industry and the future of the scientific community. John Walker, Story Sylwester, Jo Dally, Ben Goldacre 19 Oct 2017
12 Creative Commons The future of Innovation and Government. Creating the future of science by driving innovation in health and life sciences. Ruth McKernan 19 Oct 2017
13 Creative Commons The Future of Biotechnology Immunocore talk about important issues in oncology and infectious diseases. Eliot Forster 19 Oct 2017
14 Creative Commons The Future Of Research A look into fundamental discovery and the use of existing scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind. John Walker 19 Oct 2017
15 Should surgical innovation be taught and encouraged? Mr Henk Giele asks should surgical innovation be taught and encouraged. We are all creative and we are all innovative, and we don’t have to be a genius or a special type of person to invent something. Henk Giele 17 Oct 2017
16 Marsquakes A song about the quest to hear Marsquakes based on research by Dr Neil Bowles at the University of Oxford Neil Bowles 16 Oct 2017
17 Understanding Misunderstanding A song about the parallels of fake news today and satire in the 18th Century based on research by Prof Abigail Williams at the University of Oxford Abigail Williams 16 Oct 2017
18 The Great Vape Debate A song about vaping based on the latest evidence from research, from Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce at the University of Oxford Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 16 Oct 2017
19 Stomach is the Monarch A song about how Victorians saw the conversation between the gut and mood, based on research by Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown at the University of Oxford Emilie Taylor-Brown 16 Oct 2017
20 Use the Digital to Make the World you Want to See A song about mapping the internet and how it links to our physical world, based on research by Prof Mark Graham at the University of Oxford. Mark Graham 16 Oct 2017
21 Creative Commons Critical Appraisal and EBM in the Real World The overwhelming volume of evidence and its lack of relevance to patient care and decisions means health professionals require skills to sift evidence more efficiently: discarding what doesn't make a difference to focus on evidence that matters for health Carl Heneghan 13 Oct 2017
22 Creative Commons 115 years of malaria in Africa 115 years of malaria data collected in Africa gives the most detailed picture yet of where efforts to control malaria infection are being won and lost across the continent. Bob Snow 11 Oct 2017
23 Establishing a microsurgery center at Chang Gung and advances in mandibular reconstruction Professor Fu-Chan Wei talks about how he established a comprehensive reconstructive microsurgery center at Chang Gung University Medical Center, and discusses the advances in mandibular reconstruction using microsurgical skills. Fu-Chan Wei 04 Oct 2017
24 Eye movements and cognitive function in Parkinson’s disease NDCN Seminar Chrystalina Antoniades 29 Sep 2017
25 Creative Commons Keyhole implantation of a new aortic valve in the conscious patient: TAVI in 2017 Professor Adrian Banning, Dr Kate Grebenik and Professor Rajesh Kharbanda give a talk for the Surgical Grand Rounds series. Adrian Banning, Kate Grebenik, Rajesh Kharbanda 20 Sep 2017
26 How fast is Greenland moving? Greenland has some many fascinating facts like it’s the world's largest island, it belongs to Denmark, it actually isn’t that green but mostly covered in ice. But did you know that Greenland is actually on the move? Ian Hewitt 31 Aug 2017
27 Kate Binnie: First and Last Breath soundscape A soundscape about breathing as a barometer of our state of mind and physical health. Kate Binnie 04 Aug 2017
28 Saturday Scientist, BBC Radio Oxford Sarah Finnegan talks about Breathe Oxford Sarah Finnegan 03 Aug 2017
29 Early Intervention: What do we know about what works Tom McBride (Early Intervention Foundation) gives the final presentation in the fourth panel; Research for Change. Tom McBride 25 Jul 2017
30 Mobilising research to address our mental health crisis. Cynthia Joyce (MQ, Mental Health Research Charity), gives the this talk in he fourth panel, Research for Change. Cynthia Joyce 25 Jul 2017
31 Young people’s involvement in research: The NEUROSEC Young People’s Advisory Group Initiative Members of Oxford YPAG talk about their work and experiences in the Young People’s Advisory Group Initiative. Part of the fourth panel; Research for Change. Members of Oxford YPAG 25 Jul 2017
32 Introduction to fourth panel Prof. Ilina Singh (BeGOOD PI, University of Oxford), introduces the fourth panel in the conference. Ilina Singh 25 Jul 2017
33 Response to third panel Prof. Essi Viding (University College London) responds to the third panel; Young People’s Voices, Young People’s Citizenship. Essi Viding 25 Jul 2017
34 Psychosis, biomarkers, and young people’s moral perspectives Arianna Manzini (BeGOOD team, Psychiatry, University of Oxford), gives the second talk in the third panel, Young People’s Voices, Young People’s Citizenship. Arianna Manzini 25 Jul 2017
35 vVirtual ethics: Developing e-tools to assess young people’s moral attitudes Dr. Gabriela Pavarini (BeGOOD team, Psychiatry, University of Oxford) gives the first presentation in the third panel; Young People’s Voices, Young People’s Citizenship. Gabriela Pavarini 25 Jul 2017
36 Second response to second panel Dr. Dorothee Horstkötter (Maastricht University) gives the second response to the second panel, Psychosis Risk: From Research to Practice. Dorothee Horstkötter 25 Jul 2017
37 First response to second panel Respondent: Prof. Matthew Broome (Psychiatry, University of Oxford) gives the first response to the second panel. Matthew Broome 25 Jul 2017
38 The ethics of early intervention in psychosis: (Preliminary) findings from a qualitative study in England Paolo Corsico (BeGOOD team, Psychiatry, University of Oxford) gives the second talk in the second panel, Psychosis Risk: From Research to Practice. Paolo Corsico 25 Jul 2017
39 Early Intervention in Psychosis services: 15 years of implementation Prof. Belinda Lennox (Psychiatry, University of Oxford) gives the first talk in the second panel, Psychosis Risk: From Research to Practice. Belinda Lennox 25 Jul 2017
40 Response to first panel Prof. Maureen Kelley (NDPH, University of Oxford) responds to the presentations in panel 1. Maureen Kelley 25 Jul 2017
41 Knowledge translation and pathways to impact Dr. João Rangel de Almeida (Wellcome Trust) gives the second talk in the Ethics and Early Intervention in Mental Health: Promoting Change through Research conference, João Rangel de Almeida 25 Jul 2017
42 Vision of the BeGOOD project Prof. Ilina Singh (BeGOOD PI, University of Oxford), introduces the conference and gives a brief talk on the BeGOOD project. Ilina Singh 25 Jul 2017
43 Bad Beginnings? Early intervention for mums and babies in prison Rose Mortimer (BeGOOD team, Psychiatry, University of Oxford) gives the third presentation in the first panel; Researching Families, Transforming Communities. Rose Mortimer 25 Jul 2017
44 Preparing For Life: An ethnographic study of early intervention in Northside Dublin, Ireland Dr. Rodolfo Maggio (BeGOOD team, Psychiatry, University of Oxford) gives the second presentation in the first panel; Researching Families, Transforming Communities. Rodolfo Maggio 25 Jul 2017
45 The risks of pathologising normal family life Dr. Jan Macvarish (Kent University) gives the first talk in the first panel; Researching Families, Transforming Communities. Jan Macvarish 25 Jul 2017
46 Making trials more efficient: Trial Forge and how you can help Trials are important; very often they are also inefficient. Trial Forge aims to improve trial efficacy by identifying and then filling gaps in trial methods research. Shaun Treweek 10 Jul 2017
47 Using mixed methods in health psychology: Reflections on research design, epistemology, and practicalities In this talk, Dr Felicity Bishop will critically reflect on mixed methods research that she has conducted and discuss the philosophical and technical challenges of mixed methods. Felicity Bishop 10 Jul 2017
48 Emerging and Future Treatments: Studying asymptomatic genetic carriers in MND Professor Martin Turner, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, gives the final talk in the FATHOM meeting. Martin Turner 27 Jun 2017
49 Emerging and Future Treatments Professor Kevin Talbot, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, gives the third talk for the FATHOM meeting. Kevin Talbot 27 Jun 2017
50 Genetic Testing Christopher Shaw, King's College London, gives the second talk for the FATHOM meeting. Christopher Shaw 27 Jun 2017
51 The Genetics of Motor Neuron Disease Professor Kevin Talbot gives the first presentation in the FATHOM meeting. Introduction by Professor Martin Turner. Kevin Talbot 27 Jun 2017
52 William Osler and his legacy to medicine Professor David Cranston tells the story of William Osler's life and career. David Cranston 14 Jun 2017
53 Creative Commons MORU Students Studentships at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand Stije Leopold, Stuart Blacksell, Sharanjeet Atwal, Viriya Hantrakun 13 Jun 2017
54 Should I take a selfie with a wild animal? Travel companies around the world profit from some of the cruellest types of wildlife tourist attractions on earth. Tom Moorhouse 02 Jun 2017
55 What does Hollywood get right and wrong when science is in the storyline? What does hollywood get right? Neil Ashton, Colin Wilson, Eleanor Stride, Jason Nurse 02 Jun 2017
56 How open should open data be? Open data impacts everybody. Through it we can access healthcare services, understand our governments better and, of course, travel to places more easily. But, how open should open data be? Sir Nigel Shadbolt 02 Jun 2017
57 Creative Commons When surgeons become patients: occupational health and wellbeing for doctors Dr Evie Kemp talks about the issues that can arise when surgeons become patients, and the importance of doctors maintaining their own health (mental and physical) and wellbeing. Evie Kemp 24 May 2017
58 Professor Richard Hobbs Dr. Kamal R. Mahtani, Deputy Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in conversation with Professor Richard Hobbs, Head of Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Richard Hobbs, Kamal R Mahtani 18 May 2017
59 Professor John Brodersen Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in conversation with Professor John Brodersen, General Practitioner and associate research professor in the area of medical screening at University of Copenhagen. John Brodersen, Carl Heneghan 15 May 2017
60 Innovations in access surgery James Gilbert and Dr Simon Knight give an update on vascular access and some of the innovations that are going on in vascular access surgery. James Gilbert, Simon Knight 15 May 2017
61 What happened to the first soviet scientist to solve a fundamental problem in mathematics? New episode for the Oxford Sparks Big questions series. Christopher Hollings 08 May 2017
62 How open should open data be? Open data impacts everybody. Through it we can access healthcare services, understand our governments better and, of course, travel to places more easily. But, how open should open data be? Sir Nigel Shadbolt 04 May 2017
63 Dr Lisa Schwartz and Dr Steven Woloshin Professor Carl Heneghan in conversation with Steven Woloshin, MD, MS, and Lisa M. Schwartz, MD, MS, Professors of Medicine, of Community and Family Medicine, and Co-Directors of Medicine and the Media Programs at The Dartmouth Institute. Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin, Carl Heneghan 03 May 2017
64 Statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases Ewan Cameron and Sam Bhatt from the Nuffield Department of Population Health discuss statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases. Ewan Cameron, Sam Bhatt 28 Apr 2017
65 Dr Jeffrey Aronson Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Aronson, President Emeritus and Honorary Fellow, British Pharmacological Society, and Consultant Physician. Carl Heneghan, Jeffrey Aronson 28 Apr 2017
66 Professor Trish Greenhalgh Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Kamal R. Mahtani in conversation in the third episode of Trust The Evidence. Kamal R. Mahtani, Trish Greenhalgh 20 Apr 2017
67 What does Hollywood get right and wrong when science is in the storyline? What does hollywood get right? Neil Ashton, Colin Wilson, Eleanor Stride, Jason Nurse 19 Apr 2017
68 Better evidence for better healthcare manifesto The integration of evidence with clinical expertise and patient values which underpins the delivery of high quality evidence-based medicine. Carl Heneghan 12 Apr 2017
69 Creative Commons Molecular diagnosis and bacterial genotyping Dr Janjira Thaipadungpanit from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about her research on molecular diagnosis and bacterial genotyping Janjira Thaipadungpanit 12 Apr 2017
70 Creative Commons Molecular diagnosis and bacterial genotyping Dr Janjira Thaipadungpanit from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about her research on molecular diagnosis and bacterial genotyping Janjira Thaipadungpanit 12 Apr 2017
71 Creative Commons Biomarkers for tropical diseases Dr Markus Winterbert from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his research on biomarkers for tropical diseases Markus Winterberg 12 Apr 2017
72 Creative Commons Biomarkers for tropical diseases Dr Markus Winterbert from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his research on biomarkers for tropical diseases Markus Winterberg 12 Apr 2017
73 Creative Commons MORU Biosafety Level 3 and melioidosis in Thailand Premjit Amornchai from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about her work as biosafety level 3 lab manager and microbioogy safety officer Premjit Amornchai 12 Apr 2017
74 Creative Commons MORU Biosafety Level 3 and melioidosis in Thailand Premjit Amornchai from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about her work as biosafety level 3 lab manager and microbioogy safety officer Premjit Amornchai 12 Apr 2017
75 Creative Commons Malaria control in Africa Professor Bob Snow from our KEMRI-Wellcome programme in Nairobi, Kenya, tells us how his research brings together epidemiological profiles and government policies to maximise malaria control programmes in Africa Bob Snow 12 Apr 2017
76 Creative Commons Malaria control in Africa Professor Bob Snow from our KEMRI-Wellcome programme in Nairobi, Kenya, tells us how his research brings together epidemiological profiles and government policies to maximise malaria control programmes in Africa Bob Snow 12 Apr 2017
77 Creative Commons Malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong sub-region Dr Lorenz von Seidlein from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his research on malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong sub-region Lorenz von Seidlein 12 Apr 2017
78 Creative Commons Malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong sub-region Dr Lorenz von Seidlein from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his research on malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong sub-region Lorenz von Seidlein 12 Apr 2017
79 Should I take a selfie with a wild animal? Travel companies around the world profit from some of the cruellest types of wildlife tourist attractions on earth. Tom Moorhouse 11 Apr 2017
80 Cell transplants to treat the 'disease' of chronic pain Thomas Willis Lecture (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences) Allan Basbaum 10 Apr 2017
81 The 100,000 Genomes Project Ms Jennifer Whitfield talks about the 100,000 Genomes Project, which aims to establish a new genomic medicine service through the NHS by sequencing the entire genomes of around 70,000 people with rare inherited diseases or cancer. Jennifer Whitfield 10 Apr 2017
82 Dr Fiona Godlee Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in conversation with Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of The British Medical Journal (BMJ). Fiona Godlee, Carl Heneghan 05 Apr 2017
83 Wye speling matturs Jeffrey Aronson presents a light-hearted talk on spelling in systematic reviewing. Jeff is a Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at the Oxford University Department for Primary Health Care. Jeffrey Aronson 29 Mar 2017
84 Creative Commons Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, speaks to Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, about the importance of medical statistics. David Spiegelhalter, Carl Heneghan 28 Mar 2017
85 Creative Commons How do you teach a machine to a drive a car? Autonomous cars have been a staple of science fiction for years featuring in films like Minority Report and I Robot. But how far away are we really from enjoying a hassle-free driving journey? To find out the answer we visited Dr Ingmar Posner, Associate Ingmar Posner 28 Mar 2017
86 Jam tomorrow? Prospects for the "just about managing" in Britain. In the Medical Sciences Division Litchfield Lecture 2017, he explores the prospects for the just about managing in Britain in light of Brexit. Martin McKee 23 Mar 2017
87 Dementia, future treatments and research Prof. Klaus Ebmeier is the Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry. In this interview he gives his point of view on dementia, normal aging and why new treatments are not yet effective. Klaus Ebmeier 21 Mar 2017
88 Will supersonic transport ever make a comeback? The Concord is seen as an iconic aircraft and a technological breakthrough – so why can we only see them in museums? In our episode of The Big Questions podcast series we visited Dr Neil Ashton from the E-Research Centre at the University of Oxford to ask Neil Ashton 13 Mar 2017
89 Prostate artery embolisation in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia and beyond Dr Mark Little discusses his ongoing research into the role of prostate artery embolisation within the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Mark Little 10 Mar 2017
90 Detecting, tracking, and predicting motor neuron disease NDCN Departmental Seminar. Martin Turner 06 Mar 2017
91 How do you turn an orange into a grapefruit? Favouring. It’s a global industry and here in Oxford a group of scientists are getting a ‘taste’ of the action by making natural flavours by manipulating enzymes. Alize Pennec 27 Feb 2017
92 The mesentery: congenital and acquired disorders of a new organ The finding of the mesentery opens up a whole new area of science. The colorectal surgery team talk about the importance of the mesentery and the disorders associated with it. Pamela Sivathondan, Kalle Landerholm, Diederik Meylemans, Bruce George 24 Feb 2017
93 Creative Commons Mapping bacterial antibiotic resistance Dr Olga Tosas-Auguet from our unit in Kenya tells us about her research on mapping bacterial antibiotic resistance Olga Tosas-Auguet 17 Feb 2017
94 Creative Commons Human factors based investigation of serious surgical mishaps Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Lauren Morgan talk about investigating serious surgical incidents and how human factors science can help us. Peter McCulloch, Lauren Morgan 13 Feb 2017
95 Creative Commons The challenge of aortic therapy: stimulus to break new paths Professor Sebastian Debus introduces the variety of projects in his Department of Vascular Medicine, discussing the challenge of aortic therapy and the search for new solutions. Sebastian Debus 13 Feb 2017
96 Creative Commons Tracking infections Professor Derrick Crook from our Experimental Medicine division tells us about his research on tracking infections Derek Crook 10 Feb 2017
97 Creative Commons Bacterial infections in Laos David Dance from our LOMWRU unit in Laos tells us about his research on bacterial infections in Laos, particularly melioidosis David Dance 10 Feb 2017
98 Flow disruptors for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms unsuitable for endosaccular coiling Professor Byrne showcases the work of the Oxford Neurovascular and Neuroradiology Research Unit. Professor James Byrne is Professor of Neuroradiology at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford University. James Byrne 10 Feb 2017
99 Earthquakes, can we make smarter buildings? Major earthquakes across the world have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. But is there a way of monitoring the building structures to see if it is at risk of falling after an earthquake has struck? Orfeas Kypris 09 Feb 2017
100 Creative Commons Tracking infections Professor Derrick Crook from our Experimental Medicine division tells us about his research on tracking infections Derrick Crook 08 Feb 2017