“The Maverick Master of Medical Evidence”

This Podcast, broadcast on Tuesday 28th February, reveals more about the life and work of pioneering medical researcher Iain Chalmers who in 1992 became the Director of the UK Cochrane Centre which led to the development of the Cochrane Collaboration. 

The reasons why he started his quest to champion treatments based upon best available evidence and argument that patient concerns should now drive medical research are discussed. 

Other episodes available in this series include interviews with psychiatrist Robin Murray about the causes of schizophrenia, the future of nanotechnology with chemist Tony Ryan, and discoveries about the brain disorder autism with Professor Uta Frith.

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