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The Preventable Deaths Tracker was founded in 2020 by Dr Georgia Richards and is run by a team of academics, clinicians, coroners, epidemiologists, students and scientists.

We analyse coroners’ Prevention of Future Deaths reports (PFDs) and develop a database to identify trends and lessons to reduce avoidable harms.

We publish widely in peer-reviewed journals and conduct outreach to raise awareness of PFDs. But our work is currently not funded, so your subscription helps us to continue our research and outreach to prevent premature deaths.

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Who runs the Preventable Deaths Tracker?

Dr Georgia Richards is a Health Scientist and Epidemiologist. She has a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) in Epidemiology from the University of Oxford (2021) and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland, Australia (2015). Georgia has expertise in quantitative observational research using open data, open science, evidence-based medicine and evidence synthesis. Georgia teaches at the University of Oxford and freelances as an independent contractor in the pharmaceutical industry. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications (H-index 12 as of May 2023) and is an Associate Editor for BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Georgia investigates the safety and harms of drugs, products, and devices, conducts research and advises on the quality of research methods, including open science and meta-research.

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