Francis Irving was a consultant programmer for the DataLab team. He is an entrepreneur, programmer and campaigner. Prior to the DataLab, he delved into the horrors and joys of data cleaning and analysis while running the open data startup ScraperWiki. Years ago, he helped start the civic technology movement, making sites like TheyWorkForYou and WhatDoTheyKnow as a founder of mySociety.
Jessica Fleminger was a graduate-entry medical student at Worcester College, Oxford, and was working on the Open Trials project with the EBM DataLab team. She holds a first-class BA and MEng in Engineering from Trinity College, Cambridge, and spent five years working in investment banking before turning to medicine. She is an aspiring sceptic, scientist and stoic, who believes in the power of machines to provide new insights into medical research.
Emma-Jane was acting Project Manager and PA to Ben whilst Lydia was on maternity leave. Emma-Jane previously worked for Oxford Department of International Development. Alongside her role with the EBM DataLab team, Emma-Jane runs her own dance company which recently received Arts Council Funding for its first full-length production. She has a passion for organising and enjoyed ‘holding the fort’ whilst Lydia was away.
Daniel was researcher and statistician at the EBM DataLab with a focus on research integrity. Other statistical interests include missing data, quasi-experimental methods and causal inference. Prior to joining the EBM DataLab, he worked with the civil service in infectious disease surveillance. He also investigates the relationship between tuberculosis and social protection at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Daniel holds a B.A.Sc in Cognitive Science from McGill University and an MSc in Medical Statistics from LSHTM.
Lisa French was community manager at the EBM DataLab. She is an alumna of the NHS Graduate Management Scheme for Health Informatics, and has worked both in project management and in analytics for various NHS organisations. She has a MBiolSci in Biological Sciences from the University of Sheffield, and has a postgraduate diploma in Health Informatics from UCL.
Sarah McNeill was a visiting student at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford and a postgraduate at the Australian National University, Canberra. She worked on the Open Trials and Trial Tracker projects with the EBM DataLab team. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney with a double major in French and Neuroscience. Before coming to Oxford Sarah was an intern at the World Health Organization in Geneva. She has had a (vested) interest in EBM since receiving experimental corticosteroid therapy in utero, the efficacy of which can now be seen in the Cochrane logo.
Anna Powell-Smith was tech lead at the EBM DataLab from October 2015 to November 2016, during which time she led development on OpenPrescribing, TrialsTracker, Retractobot and numerous other projects. She remains an Honorary Research Fellow.
She is a computer programmer, specialising in data analysis and data visualisation. Her work has been featured in the Guardian, Economist, Private Eye and many other places. She has an MPhil in computer science and a BA in English from Cambridge.