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Lorainne Tudor Car

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Assistant Professor Lorainne Tudor Car
Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine
Principal Investigator, Evidence Based Medicine & Digital Patient Activation Research Hub​



Assistant Professor Lorainne Tudor Car is an Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine at LKCMedicine (Family Medicine & Primary Care) and an Honorary Senior Research fellow in Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London. Asst Prof Tudor Car is a methods editor to the Cochrane Public Health Group and Campbell Knowledge Translation and Implementation group. She is a methodological lead for a global, World Health Organisation evidence synthesis initiative on digital education for healthcare workforce development. Dr Tudor Car is also a lead for the LKCMedicine PhD programme module on systematic reviews and evidence synthesis.

Upon graduating in medicine and an internship, Asst Prof Tudor Car completed a PhD on the effectiveness of integration of public health interventions into health systems. Her PhD included an innovative evidence synthesis with modelling of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission uptake cascade and informed the UNICEF consultation on women and children’s health. Ensuing Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science further strengthened her concentration on intricate relationship between health systems’ performance, economics and population health. A notable highlight of her recent research is how she advanced an innovative crowdsourcing methodology to identify and rank patient safety priorities, which informed North West London health policies.

Research Focus

Asst Prof Tudor Car research focuses on the following three areas:
1. Knowledge translation via digital interventions 
Knowledge translation is defined by the WHO as “synthesis, exchange and application of knowledge by relevant stakeholders to accelerate the benefits of global and local innovation in strengthening health systems and improving people’s health”. Asst Prof Tudor Car research program explores the role of novel digital technology interventions (such as virtual reality and mLearning) in knowledge translation with a particular focus on health professions education and their information seeking behaviour. 
2. Patient information seeking, education and engagement via digital interventions
Digital interventions have permeated all aspects of our lives, including healthcare, and are constantly being further advanced and re-invented. Asst Prof Tudor Car is interested in their role in patients’ information seeking and improving patients’ knowledge, skills and competencies, with a particular focus on chronic diseases. Her research in this area includes identifying information needs and information seeking behaviour in patients with dementia and mental health disorders. She is also leading on a project on the use of conversational agents or chatbots in patient care.  
3. Advancement of evidence synthesis methodology
Evidence synthesis, the mainstay of evidence based medicine and knowledge translation, comes in a variety of formats and is constantly evolving. Asst Prof Tudor Car is interested in the novel forms and the advancement of evidence synthesis methodology with a focus on digital health professions education and global health. 

Selected Publications

Bhone Myint Kyaw B, Saxena N, Posadzki P, Vseteckova J, Nikolaou CK, George PP,  Divakar U, Masiello I, Kononowicz AA, Zary N, Tudor Car L. (2019). Virtual reality for health professions education: A systematic review and meta-analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(1), e12959. doi: doi/org/10.2196/12959

Tudor Car L, Kyaw BM, Atun R. (2018). The role of eLearning in health management and leadership capacity building in health system: A systematic review. Human Resources for Health, 16(1), 44. doi:10.1186/s12960-018-0305-9

Law G, Apfelbacher C, Posadzki P, Kemp S, Tudor Car L. (2018). Choice of outcomes and measurement instruments in randomised trials on eLearning in medical education: A systematic mapping review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 7, 75. doi: PMID: 29776434

Tudor Car L, Papachristou N, Urch C, Majeed A, et al. (2017). Medication safety in cancer care: Clinicians’ view on main problems and solutions. Journal of Global Health, 7(1), 011001. doi:10.7189/jogh.07.011001

Tudor Car L, Riboli-Sasco EF, Marcano Belisario JS, et al. (2015). Mobile learning for delivering health professional education. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 9:CD011861.

George PP, Papachristou N, ... Tudor Car L, et al. (2014). Online eLearning for undergraduates in health professions: A systematic review of the impact on knowledge, skills, attitudes and satisfaction. Journal of Global Health. 4:010406.

Rasmussen K, Belisario JM, ... Tudor Car L, et al. (2014). Offline eLe​arning for undergraduates in health professions: Asystematic review of the impact on knowledge, skills, attitudes and satisfaction.​ Journal of Global Health. 4:010405.

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