UCL Ear Institute



Clinical Trials

evidENT has a portfolio of our own trials and projects, but are equally committed to developing the capacity for national research in this field. 

For more information please contact Helen Blackshaw.

Evidence Synthesis 

evidENT are adept at conducting systematic review and meta-analysis and work closely with Cochrane ENT.

For more information please contact Helen Blackshaw.

Health Informatics and Statistics

Working closely with the Farr Institute of Health Informatics London, evidENT uses electronic health records (EHR) from primary and secondary care to measure burden of disease; estimate incidence/prevalence of disease and investigate the variations and impact of current management strategies.

Statistical support is provided from concept through to publication.

The Farr-evidENT Collaboration

Farr Institute 

Qualitative Research

evidENT applies qualitative methodology to explore patients, carers and health professionals views and experiences, to enhance our research.

For more information please contact Natalie Bohm.

Translational Research

evidENT forms a powerful bridge between UCL Ear Institute’s outstanding discovery science and the UCLH Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital’s clinical excellence to move research from the bench into first-in-man clinical studies. 

Patient and Public Involvement

Why get involved?

  • Research shapes all the services that are available to you and your family today
  • Your involvement will help ensure that our research is relevant, reliable and usable to the people
  • You can choose to get involved as much or as little as you like

You can get involved in our research in a variety of ways such as:

  • Working with researchers to plan and design their projects
  • Commenting on and developing information such as leaflets or questionnaires
  • Joining a research panel or steering group
  • Helping make sure good research is heard about

You will make a difference by:

  • Identifying new topics for research and ensuring that topics are relevant to patients, carers and members of the public
  • Making sure that researchers ask the right questions and in a way that is understandable to the public
  • Keeping the research on track so that is stays relevant
  • Making sure the people being researched are approached in the right way 
  • Reviewing research proposals for the NIHR research programmes
  • Improving the quality of the research by adding another point of view to the design and way that the research is carried out

Become a MEMBER and your involvement can help to:

  • Identify what research is important to the NHS and the public
  • Influence the way research is planned and carried out
  • Improve the experience for people taking part in the research
  • Make sure the research is focused and relevant to members of the public
  • Make it more likely that people find out about the research

For more information please contact Shoba Dawson.

The evidENT team holds contact details – names and email addresses of investigators, research teams and others who may have shown an interest in our research.  We use these details to send information about research studies and other research developments that maybe of interest to you.  If you would like your contact details removed from this list,  please contact evident@ucl.ac.uk

Teaching and Students

evidENT’s multidisciplinary team lecture both within the Ear Institute and across UCL and offer work experience placements for students interested in any aspect of ENT, Hearing and Balance research.

For more information please see Contact Us.

ENT Health Policy/Health Services Research

evidENT work with NICE, Imperial College London Centre for Health Policy, and Department of Health King's College London to conduct ENT Health Services Research. 

For more information please contact Rishi Mandavia