TREATMENTS - BETTER RESEARCH
FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Evans practised and lectured in medicine in Canada and the UK
before turning to medical journalism at The Lancet.
From 1996 to 2005 she worked for the Medical Research Council, latterly
in research ethics, and has represented the UK government on the
Council of Europe Biomedical Ethics Committee.
after undergoing routine mammography, was invited to join a clinical
trial, but the inadequate patient information led to her refusal.
However, it also encouraged her advocacy for public involvement in
research to achieve outcomes relevant to patients. She has written and
spoken extensively on this topic.
practised medicine in the UK and Palestine before becoming a health
services researcher and directing the National Perinatal Epidemiology
Unit and then the UK Cochrane Centre. Since 2002 he has coordinated the
James Lind Initiative, promoting better controlled trials for better
healthcare, particularly through greater public involvement.