Professor Carl Heneghan

Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine and Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine; Fellow of Kellogg College


Carl Heneghan is Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and a practising GP. A clinical epidemiologist, he studies patients receiving care from clinicians, especially those with common problems, with the aim of improving the evidence base used in clinical practice.

His research interests include non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, and he currently chairs WHO guidelines on self-care and cardiovascular disease risk. He is also interested in the treatment of communicable diseases in primary care.

Professor Heneghan also investigates the evidence base for publication bias and drug and device regulation, and he is an international expert, advising governments, on the regulatory and evidence requirements for devices and drugs as well as evidence-based projects in the public interest. He is also a founder of the AllTrials campaign.


  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Primary care, general practice
  • Evidence in influenza
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Patient self monitoring and self management
  • Diagnosis

Media experience

Professor Heneghan has extensive experience of both print and broadcast media. He is regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Inside Health series and in 2016 worked with the BBC's Panorama on Inside Britain's Fertility Business.