Paul P Glasziou

Dr Paul P Glasziou is currently the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, and Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine in the Department of Primary Care at the University of Oxford, and also continues work as a part-time General Practitioner.

Dr Glasziou received his MB BS from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Queensland in 1978, and his PhD in decision analysis from the Department of Computer Science, the University of Queensland in 1986. His research and teaching interests are in improving medical decision making, including clinical trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based medicine. The author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, he has applied his skills to such topics as breast and colorectal cancer screening, otitis media, cholesterol-lowering, and anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation. He is a member of the management committee of the 3 largest clinical trials ever conducted in Australia: the LIPID, FIELD, and ADVANCE studies.

Dr Glasziou’s ky interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high-quality research in everyday clinical practice. To this end, he has developed several popular workshops in evidence-based medicine. He is also editor of the BMJs Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine.

He is the author of six books related to evidence based practice; Systematic Reviews in Health Care, Decision Making in Health Care and Medicine: integrating evidence and values, An Evidence-Based Medicine Workbook, Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-making, Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, and Evidence-Based Medical Monitoring: Principles and Practice.

As Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine since 2002, Professor Glasziou has lead numerous workshops, in several countries, on both practising Evidence-Based Medicine, and how to teach Evidence-Based Medicine. In 2003, he was named by the Bulletin magazine as one of Australia’s ’10 smartest people’ in health care.

Visits to the Department

Dates Occasions
April 2008Meeting with the Department on the “Asia Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine Programme”
14-16 April 2008Evidence-Based Medicine Workshop