Tari Turner takes up Co-Editorship of HARPs
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.
The Recommended Dose with Ray Moynihan: new podcast series from Cochrane Aus
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 series produced by one of the world’s largest and most trusted independent health research organisations.
Learning Week 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.
LSRs: On the road with Annie and Julian
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...
Health Minister's Award recognises Julian Elliott's innovative approach to research
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 into practice. Since then he has been developing ways for people to use new processes and technologies to create and use evidence.
Two new reviews conclude wide-ranging series on reducing obesity in children and teens
Two new Cochrane Reviews published earlier this month conclude a series of reviews exploring different interventions to treat obesity in children and teenagers.
Australasian Cochrane Symposium
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.
Lisa Bero on measuring the influence of Big Pharma
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.
Psychosocial interventions to support pregnant women to stop smoking
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 women and babies.