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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

A Splash of Colour
Africa Oxford Initiative
Autoimmune Disease
Big Questions - with Oxford Sparks
Calleva Research Centre
Cancer
Cancer in the Developing World
Career Equality Talks
Centre for Personalised Medicine
Children's Language and Literacy Impairments
Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds
CortexCast - A Neuroscience Podcast
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
Families for the Treatment of Hereditary Motor Neuron Disease
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
Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children
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 The secret diary of a health ethnographer - what's it *really* like doing qualitative observation in operating rooms, ambulances, triage call centres and other health care settings? This guest lecture draws on nearly thirty years' experience of doing qualitative research in a variety of health settings that contain people, blood, injury, disease, emotions, and technologies. Catherine Pope 03 Jul 2019
2 Big data in heart failure - opportunities and realities The global health burden of heart failure is high, both as the common end-point for many cardiovascular diseases (e.g. hypertension and heart attacks) and a common point on the trajectory of non-cardiovascular diseases (e.g. chronic respiratory disease). Amitava Banerjee 03 Jul 2019
3 Creative Commons Behavioural Interventions to Improve the Quality of the Grocery Shopping This evening lecture is given in conjunction with the Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods accredited short course, part of the Evidence-Based Healthcare programme at the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education. Carmen Piernas 11 Jun 2019
4 At First Sight - Holly Bridge We discuss how the Brain processes vision. Alex von Klemperer, Samuel Picard, Paula Kaanders, Holly Bridge 08 Jun 2019
5 Sleeping with One Eye Open - Vladyslav Vyazovskiy We discuss the Science of Sleep Alex von Klemperer, Samuel Picard, Paula Kaanders, Vladyslav Vyasovskiy 08 Jun 2019
6 Driving Africa's prosperity through sustainable and innovative practices Guest lecture by the 6th President of Mauritius- Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim 04 Jun 2019
7 Intro : Cortex Just Keeps the Rest of the Brain Warm We talk through what listeners can expect from future episodes of CortexCast. Alex von Klemperer, Paula Kaanders, Samuel Picard 31 May 2019
8 Is Africa a Dissimilar System? Oxford Africa Society 2019 Annual Lecture Discussion The discussion after the lecture, with an international guest panel on decolonising education and reimagining the higher education space in Africa and the Diaspora. Running Grass, Sizwe Mkwanazi, Shaeera Kalla, Nompendulo Mkatshwa. 17 May 2019
9 Is Africa a Dissimilar System? Oxford Africa Society 2019 Annual Lecture The Oxford Africa Society will host an annual lecture delivered by the Director of the University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre and Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, Wale Adebanwi. Wale Adebanwi 17 May 2019
10 Creative Commons The BMJ's open data campaign Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of The BMJ, gives a talk for the EBHC podcast series Fiona Godlee 13 May 2019
11 Creative Commons Innovations to improve outcome and patient safety in low and middle income countries Ms Sarah Kessler discusses and shows clips from ‘The Checklist Effect’, the award-winning documentary inspired by the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. Shafi Ahmed, Sarah Kessler 01 May 2019
12 Creative Commons Brain tumour surgery – awake and novel imaging Mr Plaha talks about where brain tumour surgery was 5 years ago, shares where we are now with the changing philosophy and management of brain tumours, including new surgery technical advances – minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and awake craniotomy. Puneet Plaha 26 Apr 2019
13 The Future of Treating Genetic MND Professor Kevin Talbot, University of Oxford, gives the fifth and final talk in the day's event, looking at the future of genetic MND and what the future holds for it. Kevin Talbot 17 Apr 2019
14 Early Genetic Trials in MND: The Sheffield SOD1 Experience Professor Christopher McDermott, University of Sheffield, gives the fourth talk in the day's event, and, along with Dani Baird, a person living with MND and a participant in the SOD1 trial, discuss her experieces in the trial. Christopher McDermott, Dani 17 Apr 2019
15 The Value of Online Shared Experiences Professor Louise Locock and Jade Howard, Univesity of Aberdeen, give the third talk in the day's event, looking at patient's experiences of motor neuron disease and how patients and families share their experiences online Louise Locock, Jade Howard 17 Apr 2019
16 Getting Tested: Experience from the Genetic Clinic Professor Anneke Lucassen, University of Southampton, gives the second talk fo the day, looking at her research and experience from studying the genetics related to MND Anneke Lucassen 17 Apr 2019
17 What are the Issues in Familial MND? Professor Martin Turner, University of Oxford, gives an introduction to the conference, and outlines some of the research his group has been doing on understanding familial MND and how they can treat it. Martin Turner 17 Apr 2019
18 Creative Commons OUCAGS and clinical academic training in the UK Professor Chris Pugh gives a talk on clinical academic training and the role OUCAGS (Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School) plays. Chris Pugh 17 Apr 2019
19 Decolonising African museums: the Africa perspective The debate on decolonising museums has been very lively across the gardens, libraries and museums in Oxford over the last few months. Fredrick Manthi 15 Apr 2019
20 Creative Commons Gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage Dr Raman Uberoi talks about interventional radiology and gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Raman Uberoi 12 Apr 2019
21 Creative Commons Using evidence to overcome fake news about healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan has extensive experience of working with the media. In this talk he will discuss some recent case examples, working with the BBC amongst others. Carl Heneghan 09 Apr 2019
22 Are we really advancing qualitative methods in health research? For many good reasons, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, thematic analysis, and realist tales have become key tools within the qualitative researcher's methodological toolkit. Cassandra Phoenix 08 Apr 2019
23 Size matters a tous les temps, a tous les peuples Dr. Martyn Sene is Deputy CEO of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), here, he gives an introduction to the importance of measurement and metrology (the science of measurement). Martyn Sene 03 Apr 2019
24 Creative Commons Communication in Healthcare: A Failure in Need of Rescue? Professor Amir Ghaferi discusses the current state of communication in healthcare and in particular surgery. Is there a failure in need of rescue? Amir Ghaferi 03 Apr 2019
25 The role of network meta-analysis in the evaluation of antidepressants for depression Andrea Cipriani is NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford. Andrea Cipriani 26 Mar 2019
26 Creative Commons Bolder Action for health in Africa This talk was delivered by Dr Tolullah Oni, Clinical Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Tolullah Oni 15 Mar 2019
27 Creative Commons Is energy bad for Africa? This talk was delivered by Prof Malcolm McCulloch, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. Many utility companies are setting up large scale energy projects in African countries. Malcolm McCulloch 15 Mar 2019
28 Personalised external aortic root support: the Oxford experience Miss Renata Greco talks about personalised external aortic root support and in particular the Oxford experience with this technique. Renata Greco 08 Mar 2019
29 Creative Commons Cricket to clinic via the lab Professor Giles Toogood talks about his background which combined sport and surgery, and discusses the advances in hepatobiliary. Giles Toogood 19 Feb 2019
30 Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the digital era is transforming Kenya Writer and political activist Nanjala Nyabola delivers our first insaka of 2019. In this podcast, Nanjala explores shifts in power, popular action and social capacity in the digital age. Nanjala Nyabola 06 Feb 2019
31 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
32 School Based Approaches for Mental Health Interventions Outlining the opportunities schools have to work on their own school culture to best support refugee children with mental health problems, and unaccompanied refugee children in schools. Esther Schroeder, Mina Fazel, Aoife O'Higgins 05 Feb 2019
33 Family, Home and Community Interventions for Refugee Children How the family, home and community impact refugee children’s mental health and what can be done to support them. Links between parental and children’s mental health, and recognising young people’s agency. Esther Schroeder, Mina Fazel, Aoife O'Higgins, Katy Robjant 05 Feb 2019
34 Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) What is TF-CBT, how is it used with young people post trauma, and how young people can be assisted to continue with therapy. Esther Schroeder, Ruth Reed 05 Feb 2019
35 Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) What is NET, how it is used, who can be trained to do NET, and outlining the sessions. Esther Schroeder, Mina Fazel, Katy Robjant, Kerry Young 05 Feb 2019
36 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Refugee Children What traumatic events can increase the risk of having PTSD, how children with PTSD present, what happens in the brain, and grounding techniques. Esther Schroeder, Kerry Young, Katy Robjant 05 Feb 2019
37 Psychological Assessment Approaches for Refugee Children Barriers, diagnostic difficulties, and cultural and language considerations for doing a thorough psychological assessment. Esther Schroeder, Mina Fazel, Ruth Reed, Katy Robjant 05 Feb 2019
38 Machine perfusion – a new dawn or optimistic hyperbole? Professor Peter Friend, Dr David Nasralla and Dr Carlo Ceresa discuss liver transplantation and why they are replacing conventional cold storage in an ice box with normothermic automated, transportable liver preservation. Peter Friend, David Nasralla, Carlo Ceresa 28 Jan 2019
39 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
40 Creative Commons Genes, Hands, Nerves, and Brains Professor Dominic Furniss and Dr Akira Wiberg discuss the tremendous connection we have between the hand and the brain, focusing their talk on Dupuytren's Disease and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dominic Furniss, Akira Wiberg 21 Jan 2019
41 Creative Commons Achieving the Holy-Grail: The Humanising Healthcare Methodology Mr Hamish Dibley, a senior management consultant, explores a new and refreshing approach to how we understand and improve healthcare systems. Hamish Dibley 16 Jan 2019
42 Creative Commons Effect of metformin on breast cancer metabolism Dr Simon Lord presents a clinical study to understand the effect of metformin - one of the most commonly prescribed treatments worldwide for diabetes - on breast cancer metabolism. Simon Lord 16 Jan 2019
43 Personal Development Reviews - In conversation with Bill Dunn Bill Dunn, Oxford University's Professional Development Advisor, talks to Kamal Mahtani from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences about Personal Development Reviews. Bill Dunn 15 Jan 2019
44 Selection bias in cluster randomised controlled trials Professor David Torgerson, Director of the York Trials Unit, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare podcast series. David Torgerson 07 Jan 2019
45 The application of realist approaches at the research/policy/practice interface: NICE work if you can do it Professor Mike Kelly, Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare seminar series. Mike Kelly 12 Dec 2018
46 How imperfect can a study be? Professor Alan Silman is an epidemiologist and a rheumatologist and is the co-author of 'Epidemiological Studies: A Practical Guide', which is the recommended textbook for the module 'Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods'. Alan Silman 05 Dec 2018
47 Creative Commons Adults' experiences of trying to lose weight on their own: findings from three qualitative syntheses Jamie Hartmann-Boyce is a Senior Researcher in Health Behaviours, based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Her work focusses on obesity and tobacco control and her particular interests lie in evidence synthes Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 06 Nov 2018
48 More than meet the eye: Hyperspectral imaging How many colours we see is limited by our eye, which contains only three types of colour sensors. Using advanced techniques, vision scientists can take images of this “invisible” information and make it visible. Sérgio Nascimento 06 Nov 2018
49 Neurons code the colour we see All activity in your brain – including those which mediates your perception of colour – is based on electrical messages between neurons. Vision scientists can measure these signals at the eye, and at the back of the brain. Neil Parry 06 Nov 2018
50 Seeing neurons inside the living eye Using techniques borrowed from astronomy, vision scientists can take high-resolution images of the retina, the fine layer of cells in the back of your eye. Hannah Smithson, Laura Young 06 Nov 2018
51 Panel discussion: #TheDress – What do we know? In early 2015, an image of a dress polarised the internet: Some people saw it as black-blue, and some as white-gold. Three years on, we revisit the dress and discuss how vision science can explain this phenomenon. Manuel Spitschan, Anya Hurlbert, Karl Gegenfurtner, David Brainard 06 Nov 2018
52 Can antibiotics make you pregnant? Dr Jeffrey Aronson gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Jeffrey Aronson 29 Oct 2018
53 History of evidence synthesis Professor Mike Clarke gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Mike Clarke 29 Oct 2018
54 Evidence-Based Manifesto for better healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Carl Heneghan 10 Oct 2018
55 Creative Commons Global Surgery: Paediatric Surgery Team Medical student Ms Shannon Gunawardana talks about Oxplore, an outreach portal for schools and young people. Kokila Lakhoo, Shannon Gunawardana, Kathryn Ford 25 Sep 2018
56 Medicine and Art Professor David Cranston takes us on a little trip through art and medicine using illustrations of works that portray the changing role of medicine in society. David Cranston 28 Aug 2018
57 The jugglers and the black cat There has never been such a high demand for our personal data, such that it is often said that individuals are the product, not just the client. Kerina Jones 31 Jul 2018
58 How do you grow rice faster? 3 billion people depend on rice for survival & owing to predicted population increases, land that provided enough rice to feed 27 people in 2010 will need to support 43 by 2050. In this week's podcast episode we ask: how do you grow rice faster? Jane Langdale 11 Jul 2018
59 Fake surgeries and dummy pills – control for bias and study design in trials on treatment efficacy in chronic pain In this talk Karolina presented various types of study design she has used in trials of treatments for chronic pain. Karolina also discussed why blinding is important and why a placebo control may be necessary, even in surgical trials. Karolina Wartolowska 02 Jul 2018
60 The shifting evidence paradigm – from literature to data Carol Lefebvre gives a talk for the Evidence based healthcare seminar series. Carol Lefebvre 26 Jun 2018
61 Is there a faster way to diagnose Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is still one of the top ten causes of death worldwide, with 1.4 million people dying from TB in 2015. If your doctor suspects you have the disease it can take up to 6 weeks to get a diagnosis! Philip Fowler 26 Jun 2018
62 Vagina Dialogues: Challenging Stigmas around Menstruation, Menopause and Female Sexuality Communication taboos surround many aspects of women’s health and wellbeing, from menstruation to menopause to sexual pleasure. Annalise Weckesser 22 Jun 2018
63 How do you teach a robot social cues? As robots are increasingly deployed in settings requiring social interaction we asked the Big Question: How do you teach a robot social cues? To find out we visited Shimon Whiteson, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science Shimon Whiteson 19 Jun 2018
64 Can you stop Alzheimer’s before it even starts? Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time. In this podcast episode we ask: Can you stop Alzheimer's before it even starts? Jennifer Lawson 31 May 2018
65 What is antimatter? What is antimatter? Antimatter was one of the most exciting physics discoveries of the 20th century, and has since been picked up by fiction writers such as Dan Brown. But what exactly is it? Donal Hill 17 May 2018
66 Value-based healthcare: Health economics re-packaged or re-packaging health economics? Sir Muir Gray and Lucy Abel debate: Is value-based health care nothing more than health economics re-packaged or is health economics nothing more than only one of the six contributors to value-based healthcare? Muir Gray, Lucy Abel 16 May 2018
67 Can you cure HIV? HIV isn’t a death sentence anymore. People can live long lives with the virus in their body, as long as they have the right combination of drugs. But some researchers want to take the fight against HIV and AIDS even further... John Frater 02 May 2018
68 Creative Commons Prostate cancer genomic surgery: A shifting paradigm In the first half, Dr Alastair Lamb discusses the problem with prostate cancer and what it is that needs to be addressed, his previous research and future plans for research. Alastair Lamb 30 Apr 2018
69 What do water striders have in common with Game of Thrones? On this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Question’s podcast we visited Dr Jennifer Perry, evolutionary biologist and entomologist to ask: What do water striders have in common with Game of Thrones? Listen here to find out…. Jennifer Perry 17 Apr 2018
70 Creative Commons Oesophageal Cancer: Past, Present and the Future Professor Tim Underwood takes us through the history of oesophageal cancer, where we are now, and some of the science that is done to ask questions about where we might go with the treatment of oesophageal cancer. Tim Underwood 16 Apr 2018
71 The Replication Crisis in Biomedicine. What (kind of) crisis? Professor Alexander Bird, Professor of Philosophy and Medicine, King's College London, gives a talk for the Centre for Evidenced Based Medicine. Alexander Bird 11 Apr 2018
72 How does the brain identify voices? In this episode of The Big Questions podcast we joined the experiment to ask: How does he brain identify voices? To find out we interviewed MRI Physicist Stuart Clare and Neuro Scientist Holly Bridge at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative for Neuroimaging Stuart Clare, Holly Bridge 09 Apr 2018
73 Creative Commons Médecins Sans Frontières: The Role of Humanitarian Aid in Global Surgery Professor Kathryn Chu gives an introduction to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); what it is and who they are, and talks about MSF surgery and the role of MSF in global surgery. Kathryn Chu 28 Mar 2018
74 Creative Commons How do you mend a broken heart? In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast we visited Cardiovascular Biologist, Nicola Smart, from the department of physiology, anatomy and genetics to ask: How do you mend a broken heart? Nicola Smart 23 Mar 2018
75 Creative Commons Safe surgery in Africa: Exploring barriers and trialling interventions Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Tinashe Chandauka talk about improving surgery in Africa and designing a surgical safety education programme. Peter McCulloch, Tinashe Chandauka 14 Mar 2018
76 How do you become an astronaut? Millions dream of being an astronaut, but how many of us have what it takes? In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Question's podcast, we visit Merritt Moore, quantum physicist from The University of Oxford, to ask: How do you become an astronaut? Merritt Moore 13 Mar 2018
77 How did Mary Somerville get on the Scottish 10 Pound note? In this episode of the Big Questions podcast we are asking: How did Mary Somerville get on the Scottish 10 Pound note? Brigitte Stenhouse 13 Mar 2018
78 Creative Commons How to ask the right questions: Lessons learned in 30 years of research Professor Wytske Fokkens (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam) talks about how to ask yourself the right questions, which is the most important thing that she has learned in her 30-year research career. Wytske Fokkens 05 Mar 2018
79 Real versus rubbish EBM: do you know the difference? A light hearted account of being treated by the 'wrong' guideline - with a serious conclusion about making sure this doesn’t happen. Trish Greenhalgh 02 Mar 2018
80 Creative Commons Upper GI Surgery Dr John Findlay (Oxford University) presents 'Heavy Petting in Oesophago-gastric Cancer’ and Mr Nick Maynard (Oxford University) presents ‘How Much Should we Tell the Public About Outcomes from Oesophagectomy?’ Nick Maynard, John Findlay 28 Feb 2018
81 Creative Commons Side Effects to Some, Therapies to Others: Autonomic Neuromodulation Professor Alex Green (Oxford University) talks about the autonomic side-effects of neuromodulation including deep brain stimulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation for pain. It may be possible to harness such effects for new therapies. Alex Green 28 Feb 2018
82 Challenges of being an academic surgeon and journal editor Professor Prokar Dasgupta from King's College London talks about the challenges of being an academic surgeon and an Editor-in-Chief for the journal BJUI. Prokar Dasgupta 20 Feb 2018
83 Creative Commons Laparoscopic aortic surgery: Credible or just plain crazy? Mr Dominic PJ Howard talks about the current management and Oxford research on aortic disease, and the endovascular revolution. Mr Adam Howard discusses the exciting area of laparoscopic aortic surgery and where that is placed in this field. Dominic PJ Howard, Adam Howard 20 Feb 2018
84 Does love have a scent? In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast we are looking at the science behind love at first smell and asking does love have a scent? Tristram Wyatt 06 Feb 2018
85 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
86 Beyond accuracy: Evidence gaps and unintended consequences. Factors influencing utility of point-of-care diagnostic tests Point-of-care or near-patient-tests, are as these descriptors suggest, medical diagnostic tests which can be performed by a clinician, patient, or carer of a patient, without the need for samples to be transported to laboratories. Phil Turner 30 Jan 2018
87 How do you measure a Mars quake? In this episode of the Big Questions podcast, we visited Dr Neil Bowles, Jane Hurley and Tristram Warren from the Atmospheric Oceanic & Planetary Physics Department to ask the question: how do you measure a Mars quake? Neil Bowles, Jane Hurley, Tristram Warren 29 Jan 2018
88 Creative Commons Mixed methods in the real world: a messy business? Dr Katherine Pollard gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare seminar series. Katherine Pollard 24 Jan 2018
89 The Future of Healthcare - Evidencer and Value Based Muir Gray is now working with both NHS England and Public Health England to bring about a transformation of care with the aim of increasing value for both populations and individuals. Here he gives a talk on improving healthcare systems. Muir Gray 19 Jan 2018
90 What happens after a storm? In our latest episode of the Big Questions podcast we visited Dr Peter Walton, a geography teacher turned fellow of the Environmental Change Institute, at the University of Oxford, to ask: What happens after a storm? Peter Walton 10 Jan 2018
91 Is vaping better than smoking? As many of you set your new year’s resolution to quit smoking and start vaping, we thought we’d ask the question: Is vaping better than smoking? And could it help you quit? Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 09 Jan 2018
92 How do you survive the office Christmas party? ‘Tis the season to be merry, so it’s time for the annual Christmas party. For some employers it can be more fraught than fun! In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast we ask: how do you survive the office Christmas party? Robin Dunbar 09 Jan 2018
93 Research behind... Understanding Misunderstanding A podcast about 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 09 Jan 2018
94 Research Behind... The Great Vape Debate A podcast about a song about vaping based on the latest evidence from research from Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce at the University of Oxford Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 09 Jan 2018
95 Research Behind... Stomach is the Monarch The research behind a song about how Victorians saw the conversation between the gut and mood, featuring an interview with researcher Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown at the University of Oxford Emilie Taylor-Brown 09 Jan 2018
96 Research Behind... Use the Digital to Make the World you Want to See The research behind 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 08 Jan 2018
97 Research Behind... Mars Quakes The research behind a song about the quest to hear Marsquakes based on research by Dr Neil Bowles at the University of Oxford. Neil Bowles 08 Jan 2018
98 Life as a trial statistician – the good, the bad and the ugly Professor Jonathan Cook is a Senior Medical Statistician at the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit. Jonathan Cook 06 Dec 2017
99 Creative Commons How we change behaviour and what to do to support it: lessons from randomised controlled trials and other research Professor Paul Aveyard, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences gives a talk on behavioural change in evidence based medicine. Paul Aveyard 28 Nov 2017
100 Where have all the cicada’s gone? In this episode for the Big Questions podcast we went to the New Forest and met up with Professor Alex Rogers, from the department of Computer Sciences from the University of Oxford, to ask: Where have all the cicada’s gone? Alex Rogers 27 Nov 2017