Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Anneka Tomlinson

BSc (hons), BM BCh (oxon), PhD

Senior Clinical Post-Doctoral Researcher & oxPPL Lab Manager

  • Senior post-doctoral researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.
  • oxPPL Lab Manager (CI: Prof Andrea Cipriani)
  • Teaching Associate, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
  • Doctor, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Honorary Lecturer, Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, University of Manchester
  • Coordinator and board member of the International advisory board of early career researchers, Evidence Based Mental Health (BMJ group)

Evidence synthesis for precision in psychiatry

Senior Clinical Post-Doctoral Researcher & oxPPL lab Manager

I manage the Oxford Precision Psychiatry Lab (oxPPL) CI: Professor Andrea Cipriani, focusing on evidence-based mental health and precision psychiatry.

I started my career by completing my undergraduate studies in Clinical Sciences at the University of Bradford. I then went on to complete my PhD at the University of Manchester in the field of Adult ADHD. During my PhD I designed and executed an extensive series of preclinical experiments by developing and validating an animal model, which specifically focused on the subtypes in adult ADHD. I then moved away from preclinical work and designed a follow-on clinical study, investigating the effects of stimulant and non-stimulant medication on cognition (including emotion recognition) in adults with ADHD.

Following my PhD, I completed the Graduate Entry Medical Degree at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Whilst at Oxford I developed a fascination and keen interest in evidence synthesis. My interest in evidence synthesis is focussed on network meta-analysis and individual patient data meta-analysis, trying to assess the validity, breadth, structure and interpretation of these different statistical approaches to better inform mental healthcare decision-making process. I am currently leading a number of large-scale network-meta-analysis projects in mood disorders and ADHD, as part of this work I have built and curated large datasets of randomised trials. I also teach on the Oxford Systematic Review and Network-Meta-Analysis course in the Department.

My expertise is working with individual patient data. I am currently building a dataset of individual patient data from randomised trials to inform a treatment prediction algorithm in depression - the PETRUSHKA Project part of Prof Cipriani's NIHR Research Professorship. I am also the PI on a digital mental health study - PAIDEIA. 

I also have a position at Green Templeton College where I teach medical students and graduate students. I also continue my work as a clinician across a number of NHS trusts in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire regions.