Academic Profile : No longer with NTU

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Asst Prof Lorainne Tudor Car
Assistant Professor, Evidence Based Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

• Dr Laura Martinengo, MBBS, PhD, Research Fellow
• Mr Ahmad I. Jabir, BSc, MSc, Research Associate
• Ms Xiaowen Lin, BSc, Research Assistant
• Ms Dhakshenya Ardhithy Dhinagaran, PhD student
• Ms Mauricette Lee, PhD student

Assistant Professor Lorainne Tudor Car is an Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine at LKCMedicine (Family Medicine & Primary Care) and an Honorary Senior Research fellow in Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London. Asst Prof Tudor Car is a methods editor to the Cochrane Public Health Group . She is a methodological lead for a global, World Health Organisation evidence synthesis initiative on digital education for healthcare workforce development. Dr Tudor Car is also a lead for the LKCMedicine PhD programme module on systematic reviews and evidence synthesis.

Upon graduating in medicine and an internship, Asst Prof Tudor Car completed a PhD on the effectiveness of integration of public health interventions into health systems. Her PhD included an innovative evidence synthesis with modelling of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission uptake cascade and informed the UNICEF consultation on women and children’s health. Ensuing Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science further strengthened her concentration on intricate relationship between health systems’ performance, economics and population health. A notable highlight of her recent research is how she advanced an innovative crowdsourcing methodology to identify and rank patient safety priorities, which informed North West London health policies.
Asst Prof Tudor Car research focuses on the following three areas:

1. Knowledge translation via digital interventions
Knowledge translation is defined by the WHO as “synthesis, exchange and application of knowledge by relevant stakeholders to accelerate the benefits of global and local innovation in strengthening health systems and improving people’s health”. Asst Prof Tudor Car research program explores the role of novel digital technology interventions (such as conversational agents, virtual reality and mLearning) in knowledge translation with a particular focus on health professions education and their information seeking behaviour.

2. Patient information seeking, education and engagement via digital interventions
Digital interventions have permeated all aspects of our lives, including healthcare, and are constantly being further advanced and re-invented. Asst Prof Tudor Car is interested in their role in patients’ information seeking and improving patients’ knowledge, skills and competencies, with a particular focus on mental health. Her research in this area includes identifying information needs and information seeking behaviour in patients with depression and anxiety. She is also leading on a project on the use of conversational agents or chatbots in mental health.

3. Advancement of evidence synthesis methodology
Evidence synthesis, the mainstay of evidence based medicine and knowledge translation, comes in a variety of formats and is constantly evolving. Asst Prof Tudor Car is interested in the novel forms and the advancement of evidence synthesis methodology with a focus on digital health professions education and global health.
  • A Choice for Life - Education about Diabetes in a Fully Immersive Environment (VR)
  • Chatbot-delivered information literacy game for primary care physicians and medical students
  • Developing, evaluating and changing behaviours: strengthening the evidence for the use of conversational agents in health care
  • Future Health Technologies (FHT) Module 2 “Mobile Digital Health Interventions"
  • Preventing limb losses in Singapore through health literacy and healthcare improvements
Courses Taught
MD9105 Systematic reviews and evidence synthesis
Scientific enquiry and evidence based medicine
Supervision of PhD Students
• Ms Dhakshenya Ardhithy Dhinagaran, "Exploring the use of conversational agents in healthcare: an overview, conceptual analysis and case study"
• Ms Mauricette Lee, "The role of mobile phones in information seeking behaviour of primary care clinicians"