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Carl Heneghan

Carl Heneghan is a Reader in Evidence-Based Medicine, Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine and a General Practitioner. He has had an association with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (www.cebm.net) since 1995 and is a fellow of Kellogg College. His Research projects involve cardiovascular disease, self-monitoring and self-management in chronic diseases, self-care strategies and determining the evidence base for treatment of infections and investigating the evidence base for publication bias and drug and device regulation.
He is an advisor the World Health Organization (WHO) on self-care in Non-Communicable Diseases. He is a co-applicant on the £3.5million pound NIHR funded centre for Monitoring and Diagnosis in Oxford (MADOX). He works with the Oxford Vascular Study (OXVASC) and the Dept of Bioengineering.

Series featuring Carl Heneghan

  • Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Kellogg College
  • Rewley House Research Seminars
  • Trust the Evidence
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Why poor diagnostic reasoning is failing patients, the public and health systems Carl Heneghan asks the question, "What is driving the increase in diagnostic testing in healthcare?" and discusses why expectations, technology and the media are contributing to the problems of too much medicine and overdiagnosis. Carl Heneghan 06 Feb 2019
2 Systematic reviews: the past the present and the future Making decisions and choices about health and social care need access to high-quality evidence from research. Systematic reviews provide this by both highlighting the quality of existing studies and by themselves providing a high-quality summary. Iain Chalmers, Carl Heneghan, Kamal Mahtani 28 Jan 2019
3 Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange seminar: Healthy Cities Thursday 29th November saw the fifth in our Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange series of multidisciplinary seminars, Healthy Cities: 'Is designing healthy communities the right response to an overstretched NHS?' Carl Heneghan, Danny McDonnell, Sian Whyte, Chris Naylor 08 Jan 2019
4 Evidence-Based Manifesto for better healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Carl Heneghan 10 Oct 2018
5 Launch of new website to catalogue biases affecting health and medical research Professor Carl Heneghan and Dr David Nunan from the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine presented the launch of a new website that catalogues the important biases affecting health and medical research. Carl Heneghan, David Nunan, Sir Iain Chalmers 05 Feb 2018
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 Rethinking the epidemic of overdiagnosis Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of "disease" that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient's lifetime. Newer, more accurate technologies, and the desire to detect disease even earlier means Overdiagnosis is on the rise. Carl Heneghan 27 Jan 2017
14 Creative Commons Resuscitating poor quality research Healthcare research is all too often plagued by biases that are rooted in poor methods, leading to the wrong result and conclusions and preventing uptake into practice. Carl Heneghan 17 Jan 2017
15 Hope What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances. Peter Hinton, Carl Heneghan 21 Nov 2016
16 Better evidence for better health care Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Carl Heneghan 31 Oct 2016
17 Overdiagnosis and Too Much Medicine How did we get here and how do we get out of the mess Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme Carl Heneghan 03 May 2016
18 Creative Commons 10 Top tips for doing applied healthcare research: How to get started Carl Heneghan gives a talk held on January 11th 2016 Kellogg College. Carl Heneghan 29 Jan 2016
19 What has EBM done for healthcare? Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine podcast series. Carl Heneghan 22 Oct 2015
20 Creative Commons EBM - What it is, what it isn't, how might you contribute? Carl Heneghan is a Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine and a Primary Care Physician and has over 20 years experience of using evidence in practice for changing health care. Carl Heneghan 01 Dec 2014
21 Deadly Devices and Dangerous Drugs, the Secrets Behind Medical Research A talk hosted by Kellogg College and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University Museum of Natural History, as part of the University's Alumni Weekend. Carl Heneghan, Jeff Aronson, Deb Cohen, Ben Goldacre 03 Oct 2014
22 Creative Commons Truth The presentations invite us to consider what truth means to people in different circumstances, and how definitions of truth can affect decision-making, from literary risks to clinical trials. Anne Jensen, Rosemary Yallop, Carl Heneghan, Yasmin Khan 12 Aug 2014
23 Creative Commons An introduction to Medical Statistics with Carl Heneghan and Rafael Perera Dr Carl Heneghan talks to Rafael Perera about medical statistics and gives an introduction to the subject. Carl Heneghan, Rafael Perera 09 Aug 2013
24 Creative Commons Dr Carl Heneghan and John Balla discuss the evidence relating to diagnostics Dr Carl Heneghan and John Balla discuss the evidence relating to diagnostics. Carl Heneghan, John Balla 26 Jun 2013
25 Creative Commons Dr Carl Heneghan and John Balla discuss the evidence relating to diagnostics Dr Carl Heneghan and John Balla discuss the evidence relating to diagnostics. Carl Heneghan, John Balla 26 Jun 2013
26 Creative Commons A Welcome to the Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care Dr Carl Heneghan, the Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine, gives a brief welcome to the Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care. Carl Heneghan 07 Feb 2013
27 'Lack of evidence' that popular sports products work Consumers could be wasting their money on sports drinks, protein shakes and high-end trainers, according to a new joint investigation by BBC Panorama and the British Medical Journal. Carl Heneghan 19 Oct 2012
28 Creative Commons Diagnostic Tests Dr Carl Heneghan delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Carl Heneghan 24 Feb 2011
29 Creative Commons Diagnostic Tests Dr Carl Heneghan delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Carl Heneghan 24 Feb 2011