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Georgia Richards

Fellow, Research Fellow, Staff

Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation

Georgia is a Research Fellow at the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation, and an Honorary Researcher and Tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, following the submission of her DPhil (PhD) thesis in March 2021. She has expertise in quantitative observational research using open data, evidence synthesis, open science, and evidence-based healthcare. Her list of publications can be found here.

Georgia is an Associate Editor of BMJ Evidence Based Medicine, a Fellow of Reproducible Research Oxford (RROx), Centre for Open Science (COS) Ambassador, a member of the Catalogue of Bias Collaboration, a member of the Steering Group for the Declaration to Improve Health Research, and a member of OPeRA, Open Pain Research Advocacy and Appraisal, a group of early-career researchers, academics, and clinicians working collaboratively to improve the transparency and openness of research.

Georgia’s DPhil was based in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and she worked with members of the EBM DataLab. During her DPhil, she was the early-career representative on the EBMLive Steering Committee and co-led the 2019 Doug Altman Scholarships, which funded 14 early-career researchers from across the globe to attend EBMLive in Oxford. This led to various outputs including an editorial in The BMJ, opinion pieces in BMJ EBM on challenges facing early-career researchers and building capacity in low-middle-income countries, and a review in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Georgia chaired the 2019 Steering Committee and report for the 4E’s Forum to Improve the detection, analysis and reporting of harms in medicines held in Erice, Sicily.

Prior to Oxford
Georgia gained a BSc in Biomedical Science and First Class Honours in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2016, Georgia was awarded the Australian Women of the Future Award, Judges Choice Winner, for her passion and dedication to continue pain research and help others. Before starting her DPhil, Georgia worked as a medical researcher and health scientist in Australia.

Declarations, disclosures and competing interests
I was financially supported by the NHS National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), the Naji Foundation, and the Rotary Foundation to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) at the University of Oxford. My travel to conferences has been funded by QANTAS & the Australian Women’s Weekly (IASP 16th World Congress on Pain 2016; Australian Pain Society 36th Annual Scientific Meeting 2016), Kellogg College (Preventing Overdiagnosis 2018), the SPCR (Clinical Pharmacology Colloquium 2018; Pharmacology 2019), the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (4E’s Forum 2019) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Ontario SPOR Support Unit and the St Michael’s Hospital Foundation (Global Essential Medicines Meeting 2019).