Dr Amanda Burls
Amanda is a Public Health Physician, with special interest in Evidence-Based Health Care and Public and Patient involvement in Health Care and Health Research. She is an experienced teacher and has worked for the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) from its inception in 1993 and has been a senior fellow of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine since 1996 where she coordinates and facilitates the Spanish-speaking groups and runs plenary sessions on teaching EBHC.
Jon has 18 years’ experience in public health roles across England and Wales and a track record of facilitating critical appraisal skills learning for multi-agency audiences across the UK. In current and previous roles, as Public Health Information Analyst and Advanced Public Health Practitioner Jon has developed excellent knowledge and skills in the analysis and application of research evidence in public health.
Dr Alison Hill
Alison has been involved in teaching and training of evidence-based healthcare and critical appraisal skills for over 25 years.
Alison currently undertakes specialist public health work, and is also an experienced executive coach and mentor, working mainly in the charitable sector.
Jan is a senior Consultant in Public Health with experience at Director level. Highly motivated and action oriented. A sound, politically astute leader and effective team player. Able to deliver high quality, efficient health and care outcomes and provide professional support for effective decisions.
Dominic is a clinical academic working at Queen Mary University of London where he runs evidence-based dentistry teaching across the 5-year BDS programme. Dominic writes regularly for the EBD Journal and has a keen interest in quality improvement in primary dental care.
Josie trained with the Medical Research Council working on cancer clinical trials, then worked with the West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration on technology assessment reports for NICE and the local health authority, and evidence reviews for other public sector organisations.
Prof. Peter Bradley has worked with CASP for over 15 years. He has been a Director of Public Health for over 11 years and now works as Director Knowledge and Intelligence in Public Health England. He has honorary posts in University of Swansea, Cambridge and Cardiff.
Petros is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff University, School of Dentistry. His PhD was on erosive toothwear from King’s College London Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, and his MMedEd from Warwick Medical School focused on e-learning and curriculum development. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, and a Member of the Royal Colleges of Glasgow (MFDS RCPS) and of England (MJDF RCS). Petros teaches all aspects of restorative dentistry and dental biomaterials to undergraduate BDS and Dental Hygiene and Therapy students. He also conducts research into erosive toothwear and treats patients at StR-level. He is currently the module lead for ‘2nd BDS – Preparing for Patients’ and is supervising several research projects on erosive toothwear and dental biomaterials.
Derick Yates has been in his current role as an Evidence-Based Practice tutor at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for over 15 years. During that time, he has trained clinicians, nurses, midwives and students from all backgrounds and at all levels of experience in information skills, particularly focusing on the first two steps of evidence-based practice, i.e. writing clinical questions and searching for information.
Derick also leads the literature-search service providing literature searches to inform evidence-based practice and research and has been a co-author on several systematic reviews published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at conferences, and has been acknowledged (and gone unacknowledged) for providing literature searches for dozens of journal articles down the years.
Sarah is a final year Orthodontic registrar at Birmingham Dental Hospital; undertaking a Masters (by research) at the University of Birmingham, investigating patient perceptions of facial deformity. As an undergraduate Sarah showed an interest in research, publishing the results of a local population Cephalometric Analysis, which lead to the award of The Sands Cox John Rippin Memorial Prize. Sarah has always shown a keen enthusiasm for representing her peers, having been the President of the Birmingham University Dental Student Society for 2 terms, as well as previously holding the position of President of the British Dental Student Association. She continues this interest in her current role on the Wesleyan Junior Advisory Board.