The Cochrane UK & Ireland Trainees Advisory Group (CUKI TAG) was founded in 2015. All members were selected through a competitive national recruitment process.
"Our aim is simple: to inspire the next generation of senior doctors to embrace and practice evidence-based healthcare. We believe this is surely the way towards better healthcare. To this end, we colloborate closely with Cochrane UK to develop and deliver engagement activities for trainees across the UK and Ireland".
- Dr. James Chan, Speciality Registrar in Plastic Surgery and the 2017/18 chair of the CUKI TAG.
Emily Carter - Chair of the Cochrane Trainees Advisory Group, 2019/20
Alex is an academic foundation doctor at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation trust with an interest in improving the quality of research reporting and perioperative care. He is the managing editor of an open access, peer reviewed journal (Annals of Medicine and Surgery), assistant director of the Academic Surgical Collaborative and the assistant director of Research Registry, which hopes to improve the registration of research studies.
Christin graduated from Newcastle University in 2012, where she gained an intercalated masters degree in stem cells and regenerative medicine with distinction. Her undergraduate and postgraduate research in limbal stem cells were funded by The Wellcome Trust and Graham Watson Award respectively. She has a strong interest in patient safety and improvement science and has completed the Academic Foundation Programme in healthcare leadership and management at Brighton & Sussex University Hospital. She is now an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in ophthalmology at Newcastle Eye Centre. Currently her research focuses on developing treatments for dry age related macular degeneration.
Eoin is a Renal Specialty Trainee in Edinburgh, with an interest in improving the utilisation of high quality evidence in clinical practice and Medical Education. He thinks there's great potential for integrating evidence creation and usage into medical education at every level, which will benefit learners and patients alike.
Sinead is an ST5 in paediatrics currently working in Ireland and commencing training in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in London this year. Her research in endocrinology has resulted in international presentations and peer-reviewed publications. She has a particular interest in translating high quality evidence into practice across all facets of clinical and academic medicine. She has a Master's in Clinical Education
from the National University of Ireland in Galway and now tutors on the Evidence-Based Education module of this programme. She is also a current Quality Improvement Scholar-in-Residence with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and is associate editor of the journal BMJ Open Quality.