Evidence synthesis for decision making


Tuesday 16th April 2024, 3-4 pm, Online

Evidence synthesis for decision making

with Dr. Barbara Clyne

Dr. Barbara Clyne is senior lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, School of Population Health, RCSI. Prior to that she was a research lecturer in the Department of General Practice, RCSI. She completed a PhD through the SPHeRE (Structured Population and Health-Services Research Education) Programme in 2014. Her research focuses on the conduct of research to support evidence-based decision making across the evidence ecosystem. She has significant expertise in the design and conduct of randomised controlled trials and evidence synthesis of clinical effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness, and has particular interest in older people and ageing, multimorbidity, and appropriate prescribing. She is currently Principal Investigator of two Health Research Board (HRB) funded projects: 1) HRB Emerging Investigator Award focused on approaches to the conduct and translation of evidence synthesis to support the development of national clinical guidelines and policy 2) HRB Applied Partnership Award focused on elaborating the definition and role of rapid health technology assessment in Ireland.

 In this Symposium, Barbara will discuss the role of evidence synthesis in supporting evidence based decision making. She will draw on examples of ongoing and completed ‘meta-research’ conducted with key national and international stakeholders.


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