David Nunan, PhD
Dr. David Nunan, PhD is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford. There, he is the Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in 'Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care' and the lead tutor for the internationally-renowned 'Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine' course.
He is a principal investigator with research interests in prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related conditions, improving the understanding and use of research evidence, and meta-epidemiology (research on research). David has experience in a breadth of methodologies including diagnostic studies, statistical analysis, qualitative research and clinical trials.
In this episode we discuss:
- The three fundamental epistemological pillars of evidence-based medicine
- Evidence is necessary but not sufficient for effective decision making
- “The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been the paradigm shift to end all others.”
- A lack of transparency in the decision-making process is a fundamental error
- Why evidence-informed health care (EIHC) is better phrasing that EBM
- Using principles of EBM in fields like nutrition
Links & Resources
- Click here to join the email list to receive our weekly Sigma Synopsis emails
- Is it time for Evidence-Based Medicine 2.0?
- Editorial in BMJ Evidence-based Medicine: Education in evidence-based health care: never a greater need
- Paul Glasziou: Six proposals for evidence based medicine’s future
- The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
- Twitter: @dnunan79
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