Individual Partner: Dr. Jeremy Howick, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

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Key Words: Resident in: UK; Working in: UK; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Meeting/Philosophy of Medicine seminar, Policy/Commissioning, Publications/CUP series, Publications/other, Research/philosophy, Research/evidence-based medicine, Research/philosophy of evidence-based medicine, Research/philosophy of medicine, Research/other/mechanisms; Related Area(s) of Interest: Evidence-based medicine, Ethics/Bioethics, Health economics, Medical humanities/history of evidence-based medicine, Other/placebos; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Complementary medicine, Global health, Mental health/General, Nursing, Primary care, Service user, Social care, Surgery, Well-being, Other/overmedication
Brief Description of Work: My research lies at the crossroads of medicine and philosophy. I investigate the concept, ethics, and methodology of ‘placebos’/’placebo controls’, and general philosophical and epidemiological issues surrounding Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), with a special focus on the defense of the EBM position on mechanisms. More recently I have focused on the problems associated with over-diagnosis and overtreatment. Have collaborated with Professor Bill Fulford working on the Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine.
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