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Edoardo G. Ostinelli

MD, Psychiatrist


Senior Researcher

  • Senior Researcher & Evidence Synthesis Expert, Oxford Precision Psychiatry Lab, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  • DPhil Candidate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  • CRF Medic, NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford
  • Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford

I am reading for a NIHR DPhil in Psychiatry under the supervision of Professor Andrea Cipriani. My doctoral project is funded by the NIHR Oxford and Thames Valley Applied Research Collaboration OTV ARC, a collaboration of health and social care focused organisations (including universities, local NHS trusts, councils and charities) working together in the Oxford and Thames Valley region. The NIHR OTV ARC is hosted by Oxford Health NHS foundation Trust and led from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science.

As a senior researcher of the Oxford Precision Psychiatry Lab and given my expertise in evidence synthesis, I am focusing on the implementation of evidence-based medicine in real-world practice.

I am collaborating on the development of the PETRUSHKA web platform, an online interactive clinical decision making aid tool which seeks to individualise treatment with antidepressant for patients with non-treatment resistant depression, using 1) data from randomised controlled trials, 2) data from observational studies, and 3) preferences elicited in real-time by individual patients using the PETRUSHKA platform. Specifically, I am working on the elicitation of patient choice and preferences, and their implementation in the final algorithm.

I enjoy lecturing #1 research methodology at the NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility for the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and at the MSc Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience Course for the University of Oxford, #2 precision mental health at the Master in Evidence-based therapeutic approaches and evaluation methods for prevention and early intervention in mental health for the University of Verona, and #3 evidence synthesis methodology and how to perform basic and advanced meta-analysis on R at the Oxford Course on Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis for the University of Oxford.

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