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  • Exciting opportunity to build an international research consortium and dramatically improve the use of research evidence in healthcare systems around the world Cochrane is the world’s leader in independent, trustworthy health evidence. Cochrane Australia is part of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and...
    December 8 2017
  • Tari Turner first visited the slums of Manila at age seven, on a trip to meet her family’s sponsor child. It was, unsurprisingly, a confronting and life-changing experience that left her determined to work to make a difference and help people and communities across South East Asia. Today, this commitment and connection to countries across our...
    November 6 2017
  • The Recommended Dose launches today with one of the world’s most influential doctors, BMJ editor-in-chief Dr Fiona Godlee calling for a move away from drug company-funded science – towards more independent evaluation of medicines.Multi-award-winning journalist and health researcher Dr Ray Moynihan today launched a compelling new Australian podcast...
    October 18 2017
  • Our inaugural Cochrane Australia Learning Week was held in early June, and proved a popular training intensive for 95 local, interstate and international participants. Throughout the week, eight full-day workshops explored all aspects of systematic reviews, research synthesis, knowledge translation and evidence production. ‘We’re so pleased...
    July 5 2017
  • Last month Cochrane Australia Research Fellow Annie Synnot and Senior Research Fellow Julian Elliott took living systematic reviews on the road in something of a whirlwind tour of the United States and Canada. Here Annie shares some of the highlights, including a timely visit to the US Environmental Protection Agency...‘This very fruitful trip...
    July 3 2017
  • As an HIV doctor working in Cambodia in the mid-2000s, Julian Elliott saw first-hand the critical need for accessible and up-to-date health evidence to inform both daily clinical decisions and public health programs. These early experiences shaped his determination to create better ways of understanding research and translating research findings...
    July 3 2017
  • Two new Cochrane Reviews published earlier this month conclude a series of reviews exploring different interventions to treat obesity in children and teenagers. Collectively, the six reviews explore the effectiveness of diet, physical activity and behaviour change, obesity surgery and drugs, interventions that target parents and lifestyle...
    June 30 2017
  • The writing is on the wall. Living evidence is the way of the future. And whether for systematic reviews or guidelines, we now have the tools, systems and structures to help us attain the goal of having continually updated evidence to inform decision-making.It's no surprise then that we've chosen 'Towards living evidence' as the...
    June 22 2017
  • The latest Cochrane Review on Industry sponsorship and research outcome has attracted much media interest over the past few weeks. The updated review includes 27 new studies and provides definitive evidence that pharmaceutical industry funding of drug studies biases results and conclusions to look favourable towards the drug of the sponsor....
    March 28 2017
  • Published last month, the sixth update of the Cochrane Review on Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy weighs up the evidence on a critical health and social equity issue. Smoking remains one of the few preventable factors associated with complications in pregnancy, and has serious long-term implications for...
    March 23 2017

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