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Carl Heneghan

BM, BCH, MA, MRCGP, DPhil


Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine

  • Director of CEBM & Programs in EBHC
  • Editor in Chief, BMJ EBM
  • Senior Tutor, Kellogg College
  • NHS Urgent Care GP
  • NIHR Senior Investigator

Carl Heneghan is a Clinical Epidemiologist and leading expert in EBM, Research Methods and Regulatory Science.

His work includes investigating drug and devices, advising governments on regulatory evidence and working extensively with the public and the media to communicate the findings of the research. He has investigated the evidence for sports drinks, IVF 'Add-on' treatments, metal-hips, screening, surgical mesh, medical devices and hormone pregnancy tests. 

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Conflicts of interest and payments:

Carl has received expenses and fees for his media work (including payments from BBC Radio 4 Inside Health). He has received expenses from the WHO, FDA, and holds grant funding from the NIHR, the NIHR School of Primary Care Research, The NIHR BRC Oxford and the WHO. He has received financial remuneration from an asbestos case and to date has given legal advice on mesh cases. He has also received income from the publication of a series of toolkit books published by Blackwells. On occasion, he receives expenses for teaching EBM and is also paid for his GP work in NHS out of hours (contract with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust).  He is Director of CEBM, which jointly runs the EvidenceLive Conference with the BMJ and the Overdiagnosis Conference with international partners, based on a  non-profit making model. He is Editor in Chief of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine and is an NIHR Senior Investigator.  

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