André Tomlin

André Tomlin

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André Tomlin (@Mental_Elf) is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He has worked in the NHS and for the University of Oxford where he helped to set up the Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health. He’s been a voracious reader of Cochrane Reviews for many years and was delighted to play a part in introducing Cochrane to blogging and social media back in 2013. In 2002, he spun out a company from Oxford University called Minervation and he has spent the last 15 years building health websites for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently he has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service, a series of health evidence blogs designed to help professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. In 2016 André launched the Beyond the Room live conference service; bringing live tweeting, podcasting and streaming to health events across the UK.

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