Scientific Advisory Board

BE-SAFE scientific advisory board (SAB)

A scientific advisory board is a panel of experts, that provide advice, critically evaluate project proceedings, give feedback and thus provide an external review of project findings.

The board consists of scientific experts from different disciplines and patients' organizations representatives, all related to the main BE-SAFE Project’s topic. The Advisory Board will also contribute to provide interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral gender-balanced expertise as the international Consortium to ensure the success of the programme.

SAB members are presented below.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU

Prof. Wenche Karin Malmedal
University of Science and Technology, Norway

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Wenke Malmedal
Alain Loute

Université catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain

Dr. Alain Loute

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium


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Bruyère Research Institute

Dr. Barbara Farrell

University of Ottawa, Canada
Bruyère Research Institute, Canada

Expertise in: Guidelines to reduce harmful medications, reducing low-value care, expert in overuse of benzodiazepines, main researcher from

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Barbara Farrell
Douglas C. Bauer

University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Douglas C. Bauer, MD

University of California San Francisco, USA

Expertise in: RCTs, geriatric outcomes


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Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare

Dr. Minna Johansson
Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare, Sweden
Family physician at Herrestads Healthcare Centre in Uddevalla, Sweden

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Minna Johannson
Michel Wensing

University of Heidelberg - University Hospital Heidelberg

Dr. Michel Wensing

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Expertise in: primary care, implementation/health services research


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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD

Dr. Niek Klazinga

Head of Healthcare Quality Indicator programme at OECD, The Netherlands

Expertise in: development of KPIs, OECD data collection comparing countries and dissemination of results


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Niek Klazinga