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Fiona Bath-Hextall

Professor in Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Fiona is a Professor of Evidence Based Health Care in the School of Health Sciences and Honorary Professor in the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, School of Medicine. Fiona is also the Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare: a JBI Centre of Excellence.

She trained originally as a biochemist and then undertook a PhD in Chemistry looking at solid phase peptide synthesis and peptide structure elucidation using FAB mass spectrometry. Around 1995 she became involved in systematic reviewing with the Cochrane Stroke Group and later with the Cochrane Skin Group. She has authored more than 30 systematic reviews, many of which are Cochrane reviews. For the last 16 years her main research interest has been risk factors, treatment and prevention of keratinocyte carcinoma, the most common cancer in humans. She is particularly interested in the needs and experiences and knowledge of skin cancer patients. Her systematic reviews have informed guidelines and policy, and have identified and informed the design of primary research, including randomised controlled trials, case control studies, cohort studies and mixed methods studies. Fiona also has an interest in using a linked database (The Health Improvement Network database (THIN), and the British Geological Survey (BGS) baseline geochemical dataset to look at the association between the risk of developing a BCC and arsenic concentrations.

Fiona teaches evidence based practice and systematic reviewing to undergraduates, postgraduates and post registration students and works closely with clinical colleagues to ensure evidence implementation.

Teaching Summary

I am Director for the Centre of Evidence Based Health. I lead two JBI comprehensive systematic review training programmes every year. I teach evidence based health care, research methods and… read more

Research Summary

My main area of research is keratinocyte carcinoma; focusing on prevention, treatments and risk factors. I am also interested in patients needs and experiences and knowledge of skin cancer.

My research methods are wide ranging and include randomised controlled trials, cohort studies , case control studies, mixed methods studies and systematic reviews.

Recent Publications

I am Director for the Centre of Evidence Based Health. I lead two JBI comprehensive systematic review training programmes every year. I teach evidence based health care, research methods and systematic reviewing at undergraduate and postgraduate . I am module lead for the DTC module on Comprehensive Systematic Reviewing (B74CSR). I also supervise masters and PhD students.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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