Joint Cochrane Oral Health Co-ordinating Editor, Helen Worthington, awarded BDA's 2019 John Tomes Medal

Cochrane Oral Heath's Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Professor Helen Worthington, has been awarded a John Tomes Medal by the British Dental Association's 2019 Honours and Awards round, for her extensive contributions and influence in promoting evidence-based oral healthcare.

In her role as Director of Evidence for Practice at The University of Manchester's Division of Dentistry, Helen has ensured teaching across the School is underpinned by appropriate evidence and has cultivated a reputation for research excellence in dentistry at the University.

She has significantly impacted the development of methodologies for systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials in dentistry, and has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications in the field.

Professionally, Helen has received substantial recognition rarely afforded to statisticians (an IADR Distinguished Scientist Award and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons England), resulting from her expertise and impact on clinical practice, research practice and policy across the UK and globally.

Cochrane warmly congratulates her on this honour.