The Recommended Dose podcast: Cochrane co-founder Iain Chalmers


A very special conversation with a maverick British medico who set up a tiny research centre in Oxford and watched it grow into a global collaboration of over 40,000 people across 130 countries. Three decades on, Cochrane  now produces the world's most trusted health evidence that is used by patients, health professionals, researchers and policy makers around the world every day.

Cochrane co-founder Iain Chalmers joins host Dr. Ray Moynihan to look back on the origins of the organisation and the extraordinary life of its namesake, Archie Cochrane. Iain also reflects on his work beyond the collaboration - from working in refugee camps in Gaza to teaching children in Uganda how to detect ‘bullshit’ health claims and more recently, establishing the James Lind Alliance. It's no surprise he's received the BMJ’s most prestigious award for a lifetime of achievement in healthcare, along with a knighthood from the Queen.

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The Recommended Dose is produced by Cochrane Australia and co-published with The BMJ.

Monday, August 27, 2018