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Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication


28 Oct

David wrote a blog on the recent paper published by the Lancet demonstrating the global impact of alcohol consumption. This was a huge exercise from the Gates Foundation-funded Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle. Read more ...

31 Aug

The Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge, in association with the M2D Network are delighted to announce that they are holding a 24hr workshop on communicating uncertainty on November 26-27th 2018, at Ye Olde Bell hotel in Berkshire.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together modellers and researchers with uncertainties to communicate, …

28 Aug
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The Winton Centre are delighted to release two eLearning courses. In partnership with the Australian Commission and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges we have produced courses on risk communication for primary care clinicians and for perioperative specailists such as surgeons and anaesthetists. The courses are freely available on our moodle site.

14 Jun

We have just launched our new front-end to the NHS Predict site for women who have had breast cancer surgery: The site is used regularly 20,000 times per month worldwide by oncologists to help guide treatment options for individual women. However, our new front end is designed to help communicate this same information to the patients, so that doctors …

4 Apr

David's latest blog hit the home page of

24 Jul

In recent media coverage of studies reporting that coffee could be good for you, the Daily Telegraph reported that “Drinking a cup of coffee may add nine minutes per day to your life”, while ITV News used the images below. Read the full article here.

24 Jul

Headlines across the media that were resoundingly upbeat following publication of an article in the Lancet. Read the full article here.

27 Jun
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Bad numbers in the news: how to spot them, and how to stop them

This was the subject of David's talk on June 13th at the University of Singapore.

Some say we live in a post-truth society abounding in fake news and alternative facts, with a declining trust in ‘experts’. Certainly the media are full of political and scientific claims …