Dr Rebecca Emily

Dr Rebecca Emily Ryan

Research Fellow, Deputy Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Psychology and Public Health

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

Centre for Health Communication and Participation

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), PhD (Pharmacology)

Role

Research fellow

Membership of professional associations

Within the Cochrane Collaboration: Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group. Abstracts Committee 2009, 2010 and 2016 Cochrane Colloquium. Appointed to the Cochrane Scientific Committee 2017.

Area of study

Health Policy

Brief profile

Rebecca's background is in pharmacology and neuroscience. She has been a Research Fellow with the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group (http://cccrg.cochrane.org/) since 2004, an Editor with the group since 2011 and Deputy Coordinating Editor since 2013. Her role currently includes writing and editing Cochrane reviews and developing guidance to support authors of Cochrane reviews. Rebecca's major research interests include:

  • medicines use and medication issues;
  • risk communication and support for rare diseases;
  • communication and participation for people with multimorbidity; and
  • development of overviews, tools and synthesis methods for researching complex interventions for communication and participation in health.

Research specialisation

- Consumer participation

- Health Services and policy reform

Recent publications

Kaufman J, Ryan R, Ames H, Bosch-Capblanch X, Cartier Y, Cliff J, Glenton C, Lewin S, Muloliwa AM, Oku A, Oyo-Ita A, Rada G, Hill S.Identification of preliminary core outcome domains for communication about childhood vaccination: an online Delphi survey. Vaccine 2017 (accepted 11 Aug).

Kaufman J, Ryan R, Glenton C, Lewin S, Bosch-Capblanch X, Cartier Y, Cliff J, Oyo-Ita A, Ames H, Muloliwa AM, Oku A, Rada G, Hill S. (2017) Childhood vaccination communication outcomes unpacked and organized in a taxonomy to facilitate core outcome establishment. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.02.007

Posadzki P, Mastellos N, Ryan R, Gunn LH, Felix LM, Pappas Y, Gagnon M-P, Julious SA, Xiang L, Oldenburg B, Car J. (2016) Automated telephone communication systems for preventive healthcare and management of long-term conditions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 12.

Ryan R, Hill S. Making rational choices about how best to support consumers’ use of medicines: a perspective review. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety May 2016 1-6, 21. DOI: 10.1177/2042098616651198.

Kaufman J, Ryan R, Bosch-Capblanch X, Cartier Y, Cliff J, Glenton C, Lewin S, Rada G, Ames H, Muloliwa AM, Oku A, Oyo-Ita A, Hill S. Outcomes mapping study for childhood vaccination communication: too few concepts were measured in too many ways. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2016, 72:33-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.10.003.

Hill S, Ryan R. Cochrane review - interventions to improve safe and effective medicines use by consumers: an overview of systematic reviews. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2014, 7(3).

Synnot A, Ryan R, Prictor M, Fetherstonhaugh D, Parker B. Audio-visual presentation of information for informed consent for participation in clinical trials. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5.

Ryan R, Santesso N, Lowe D, Hill S, Grimshaw J, Prictor M, Kaufman C, Cowie G, Taylor M. Interventions to improve safe and effective medicines use by consumers: an overview of systematic reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 4.  

Pitt VJ, Lowe D, Prictor M, Hetrick S, Ryan R, Berends L, Hill S. A Systematic Review of Consumer-Providers’ Effects on Client Outcomes in Statutory Mental Health Services: The Evidence and the Path Beyond. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research 2013, 4(4).

Kaufman J, Synnot A, Ryan R, Hill S, Horey D, Willis N, Lin V, Robinson P. Face to face interventions for informing or educating parents about early childhood vaccination. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5.  

Pitt V, Lowe D, Hill S, Prictor M, Hetrick SE, Ryan R, Berends L. Consumer-providers of care for adult clients of statutory mental health services. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3.  

Rebecca E. Ryan and Sophie J. Hill. Improving the experiences and health of people with multimorbidity: exploratory research with policymakers and information providers on comorbid arthritis. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY12083    

Ryan R. Medicines use – multimorbidity and key outcomes. Invited commentary. Annals of Family Medicine February 6 2013  

http://www.annfammed.org/content/11/1/28.full/reply#annalsfm_el_25554.

Kaufman J, Synnot A, Hill S, Willis N, Horey D, Lin V, Ryan R, Robinson P. Face to face interventions for informing or educating parents about early childhood vaccination (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 8.

Ryan RE, Weir M, Leslie B, Worswick J, Lowe DB, Hill SJ. Evidence on optimal prescribing and medicines use for decision makers: Scope and application of the Rx for Change Database. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research 2011, 41(4): 295-9.

Hill S, Ryan R. Cochrane review - Consumer-oriented interventions for evidence-based prescribing and medicines use: an overview of systematic reviews. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2011, 4(4): 260

Ryan R, Santesso N, Hill S, Lowe D, Kaufman C, Grimshaw J. Consumer-oriented interventions for evidence-based prescribing and medicines use: an overview of systematic reviews.Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 5.

Ryan R, Hill S, Lowe D, Allen K, Taylor M, Mead C. Notification and support for people exposed to the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) (or other prion diseases) through medical treatment (iatrogenically).Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 3.

Lowe D, Ryan R, Santesso N, Hill S. Development of a taxonomy of interventions to organise the evidence on consumers' medicines use. Patient Education and Counseling 2011 85(2) e101–e107.

Weir M, Ryan R, Mayhew A, Worswick J, Santesso N, Lowe D, Leslie B, Stevens A, Hill S, Grimshaw J. The Rx for Change Database: A first-in-class tool for optimal prescribing and medicines use. Implementation Science 2010, 5:89 DOI:10.1186/1748-5908-5-89

Lowe D, Ryan R, Santesso N, Hill S.  2010. Development of a taxonomy of interventions to organise the evidence on consumers' medicines use. Patient Education and Counseling. DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2010.09.024

Hill S, Spink J, Cadilhac D, Edwards A, Kaufman C, Rogers S, Ryan R, Tonkin A. 2010. Absolute risk representation in cardiovascular disease prevention: comprehension and preferences of health care consumers and general practitioners involved in a focus group study. BMC Public Health, 10:108 (4 March 2010).

Ryan R, Hill S. 2009. Multimorbidity decision burden for medicines not recognised. Letter, BMJ, 19 August 2009.

Ryan RE, Kaufman CA, Hill SJ. (2009) Building blocks for meta-synthesis: data integration tables for summarising, mapping, and synthesising evidence on interventions for communicating with health consumers BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9:16 doi:10.1186/1471-2288-9-16

Ryan R, Santesso N, Hill S, Kaufman C, Grimshaw J. Consumer-oriented interventions for evidence-based prescribing and medicine use: an overview of Cochrane reviews (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007508. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007508.

Pitkethly M, MacGillivray S, Ryan R. Recordings or summaries of consultations for people with cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001539. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001539.pub2.

Ryan R, Prictor M, McLaughlin KJ, Hill S. Audio-visual presentation of information for informed consent for participation in clinical trials. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003717. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003717.pub2.

Kinnersley P, Edwards A, Hood K, Ryan R, Prout H, Cadbury N, MacBeth F, Butow P, Butler C. Interventions before consultations for helping patients address their information needs: systematic review. BMJ 2008; 337: a485

Kinnersley P, Edwards A, Hood K, Cadbury N, Ryan R, Prout H, Owen D, MacBeth F, Butow P, Butler C. Interventions before consultations for helping patients address their information needs. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004565. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004565.pub2.

 

Older publications

Older papers

Ryan RE, Ross SA, Drago J, Loiacono RE. (2001). Dose-related neuroprotective effects of chronic nicotine in 6-hydroxydopamine-treated rats, and loss of neuroprotection in a4 nicotinic receptor subunit knockout mice. British J Pharmacol, 132, 1650-6.

Ryan RE, Loiacono RE. (2001). Nicotine regulates a7 nicotinic receptor subunit mRNA: implications for nicotine dependence. Neuroreport, 12, 569-72.

Ryan RE, Loiacono RE. (2000). Nicotinic receptor subunit mRNA in the thalamus of the rat: relevance to schizophrenia? Neuroreport, 11, 3693-8.  

Other publications: book chapters, reports

Ryan R, Kaufman J, Hill S (2011) Disclosure: a case study of communication about medically-acquired risk for a rare disease. In: Hill S (ed), The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health, Wiley Blackwell, UK, pp. 82-93.

Lowe D, Hill S, Ryan R (2011) Evidence and resources for systems decision making: improving the experience of health and treatment. In: Hill S (ed), The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health, Wiley Blackwell, UK, pp. 105-114.

Ryan R, Hill S (2011) Managing multiple health problems: is there evidence to support consumer-focused communication and participation? In: Hill S (ed), The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health, Wiley Blackwell, UK, pp. 161-172.

Hill S, Lowe D, Ryan R (2011) Interventions for communication and participation: their purpose and practice. In: Hill S (ed), The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health, Wiley Blackwell, UK, pp. 27-39.

Centre for Health Communication and Participation. Research Brief. Notifying and supporting people who have acquired a risk for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as a result of medical treatment. Prepared for the CJD Support Group Network, 2010.

Ryan R, Lowe D, Hill S, Mead C. (2008) Evidence on strategies for notifying and supporting consumers following exposure to the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) through medical treatment: a review of the evidence. A report to the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia.

Santesso N, Ryan R, Hill S and Grimshaw J (2006). Overview of Cochrane systematic reviews: Interventions directed to consumers for evidence based prescribing and drug use. Report to The Canadian Optimal Medication Prescribing and Utilization Service (COMPUS) on behalf of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). September 2006.

Dilkes H, Ryan R and Hill S (2006). Technical report Evidence summaries: Cochrane reviews, Patient at the Centre of Care, for WHO WPRO. November 2006.

Lin V, Fawkes S, Ehsani J, Hill S, Murphy G, Leggat S, Liu G, Rumbold B, Ryan R, and Howse G. (2005) Unpublished report for WHO.  Patient at the centre: Reorienting health care practice to the 21st century, School of Public Health, La Trobe University.

Spink J, Hill S, Ryan R and Rogers S (2004). Tools for the calculation and discussion of an individual’s absolute risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD): GPs’ and consumers’ views of the issues of format and communication. Final report to the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance and the Australian Department of Health and Ageing. September 2004.

Ryan R, Round R, Bernath V, French S and Currie K (2003). Information finding and assessment methods that different groups of clinicians find most useful. Literature review. Prepared by the Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Institute for Health Services research, on behalf of the National Institute for Clinical Studies. March 2003.

Ryan R, Currie K, Parkhill A, Turner T, Campbell D. (2003). Does health services research improve health care outcomes? Literature review written and prepared by the Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Institute for Health Services Research, report to the National Health and Medical Research Council, November 2003.

Presentations and abstracts

Cochrane Australia Learning Week workshop. Synthesising and presenting review findings when meta-analysis isn’t possible (Brennan S., McKenzie J., Ryan R.). Melbourne, Australia June 8th 2017.

Synnot A, Ryan R, Hill S. Now what? After a systematic review priority setting exercise: The Cochrane Consumers and Communication experience (long oral presentation). 24th Cochrane Colloquium, Seoul October 23-27 2016.

Merner, B., Synnot, A., Lowe, D., Ryan, R., Nunn, J., Hill, S. Combining knowledge translation interventions for maximum impact (poster). 24th Cochrane Colloquium, Seoul October 23-27 2016.

Merner B, Synnot A, Lowe D, Ryan R, Nunn J, Hill S. Cochrane Consumers and Communications: Integrating knowledge translation throughout the review cycle. 24th Cochrane Colloquium. Seoul, 23-27 October 2016.

Ryan, R. Complex interventions workshop. Narrative synthesis in systematic reviews of complex interventions. Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Satellite (Melbourne, Australia). 16 May 2017.

Kaufman J, Hill S, Lewin S, Ryan R, Ames H, Bosch-Capblanch X, Cartier Y, Cliff J, Glenton C, Lin V, Muloliwa A M, Oku A, Oyo-Ita A, Rada G, Synnot A. Communication is everybody’s business: developing methods to improve the evaluation of communication strategies for childhood vaccination. 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, Hyderabad, 21-26 September 2014.

Brennan S, Turner T, McDonald S, Cossens L, Chamberlain C, Ryan R, Johnston R, Green S. CRISP: online summaries of Cochrane reviews for policy. 21st Cochrane Colloquium, 19-23 September 2013 Quebec City, Quebec

Grimshaw JM, Hill S, Mayhew A, Cowie G, Ryan R, Lowe D, Worswick J, Wayne SC, Sullivan K, Fiander M. Improving practice: Rx for Change - an intervention research database for healthcare decision-makers and researchers. 21stCochrane Colloquium 19-23 September 2013 Quebec City, Quebec

Grimshaw JM, Hill S, Mayhew A, Cowie G, Ryan R,Lowe D, Worswick J, Wayne SC, Sullivan K, Fiander M. Improving practice: Rx for Change - an intervention research database for healthcare decision-makers and researchers KT Canada Annual General Meeting June 2013, Hamilton

Cochrane Canada Symposium: Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 9-10, 2012.  Improving practice: Rx for Change - an intervention research database for health care decision-makers and researchers. Authors: Jeremy M Grimshaw, Sophie Hill, Alain Mayhew, Genevieve Cowie, Rebecca Ryan, Dianne Lowe, Julia Worswick, S. Carolyn Wayne, Katrina Sullivan, Michelle Fiander (Oral)  

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Symposium: Ottawa, Ontario, April 15-17, 2012. Improving practice: Rx for Change - an intervention research database for healthcare decision-makers and researchers. Authors: Jeremy M Grimshaw, Sophie Hill, Alain Mayhew, Genevieve Cowie, Rebecca Ryan, Dianne Lowe, Julia Worswick, S. Carolyn Wayne, Katrina Sullivan, Michelle Fiander (Poster)

Lowe D, Taylor M, Ryan R, Hill S Using Rx for change: An overview of evidence-based quality use of medicines interventions targeting consumers with asthma (Oral presentation). Asthma Australia’s National Conference: Tackling Asthma in Australia 2013 – the next 5 years, March 19-20 2013, Canberra

Guidelines International Network (GIN) Conference: Berlin, Germany, August 23-25, 2012. Improving practice: Rx for Change - an intervention research database for healthcare decision-makers and researchers. Authors: Jeremy M Grimshaw, Sophie Hill, Alain Mayhew, Genevieve Cowie, Rebecca Ryan, Dianne Lowe, Julia Worswick, S. Carolyn Wayne, Katrina Sullivan, Michelle Fiander (Poster)

NPS: National Medicines Symposium (NMS), Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, 24–25 May 2012.Improving practice: Rx for Change - an intervention research database for health care decision-makers and researchers in the quality use of medicines. Authors: Cowie GA, Lowe DB, Ryan RE, Hill SJ, Worswick J, Sullivan K, Wayne SC, Fiander M, Mayhew A, Grimshaw J. (poster)

NPS: National Medicines Symposium (NMS), Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, 24–25 May 2012. Use of Rx for Change to aid knowledge translation of the evidence from systematic reviews of interventions to improve medicines use behaviours and prescribing practices. Authors: Lowe DB, Cowie GA, Ryan RE, Hill SJ.(poster)

Cochrane Canada Symposium: Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 9-10, 2012.  Improving practice: Rx for Change - an intervention research database for health care decision-makers and researchers. Authors: Jeremy M Grimshaw, Sophie Hill, Alain Mayhew, Genevieve Cowie, Rebecca Ryan, Dianne Lowe, Julia Worswick, S. Carolyn Wayne, Katrina Sullivan, Michelle Fiander (Oral)

5th Annual NIH (National Institutes of Health) Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Research at the Crossroads, Bethesda, MD, March 19-20, 2012. Improving practice: Rx for Change - an intervention research database for healthcare decision-makers and researchers. Authors: Jeremy M Grimshaw, Sophie Hill, Alain Mayhew, Genevieve Cowie, Rebecca Ryan, Dianne Lowe, Julia Worswick, S. Carolyn Wayne, Katrina Sullivan, Michelle Fiander (Poster)

Pitt V, Lowe D, Hill S, Hetrick S, Prictor M, Ryan R, Berends L. Employing consumers in the delivery of statutory mental health services (Poster abstract number: 112) Consumers Reforming Health Conference 18-21 July 2011, Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, Australia 

Hill S (presenter), Ryan R. 2010. Issues in improving the evidence on how best to communicate with and involve consumers in managing their medicines: the issue of multimorbidity. Invited presentation to the Executive group of the National Prescribing Service, Sydney, August 2010.  

Ryan R. Lowe D, Santesso N, Hill S. (2010) Development of a taxonomy of interventions directed at consumers to promote evidence-based prescribing and medicines use: a tool for evidence-based decision-making (Poster). Presented at: National Medicines Symposium 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne.  

Lowe D, Ryan R, Santesso N, Hill S, Grimshaw J. (2010) Assembling, evaluating and presenting the evidence on interventions directed to consumers to improve medicines use (poster). Presented at: National Medicines Symposium 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne.  

Ryan R (presenter), Hill S (2010). Multimorbidity and communication with consumers. Invited paper presented by R Ryan, National Medicines Symposium 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne.  

Leslie B, Weir M, Ryan R. Evidence for Decision Makers: Rx for Change. Panel presentation, National Medicines Symposium 26-28 May 2010, Melbourne.  

Ryan R, Hill S (presenter). Plenary. Using consumers’ experiences to inform communication strategies: medically-acquired CJD risk as a case study. Participate in Health Conference: My Story Matters, Melbourne, September 22, 2009.  

Ryan R, Hill S, Lowe D. Developing an evidence-based framework for notifying and supporting people at risk of CJD acquired medically. Presentation to the CJD Support Group Network Conference May 16 2009.  

Ryan R, Hill S. Effective health communication – the challenge of multimorbidity. Invited paper presented by R Ryan, Arthritis Victoria Roundtable, August 3 2009, Melbourne.  

Dilkes H, Hill S, Ryan R. Evidence for improving communication and participation: evaluation of Evidence Bulletin knowledge transfer. Poster presentation. 16th Cochrane Colloquium, 3-7 October 2008, Freiburg, Germany

Ryan R, Lowe D, Prictor M, Hill S. Two reviews are better than one? Developing linkages between a qualitative review of methodologically-diverse studies, and a Cochrane intervention review. Poster presentation. 16th Cochrane Colloquium, 3-7 October 2008, Freiburg, Germany.

Santesso N, Rosenbaum S, Strømme Nilsen E, Rader T, Pardo J, Ciapponi A, Hill S, Ryan R, Dilkes H. Development and evaluation of a format for Plain Language Summaries. 16th Cochrane Colloquium. Freiburg, Germany. October 4, 2008.  

Prictor M, Hill S, Ryan R. Tools and resources for reviews of complex interventions: a workshop by the Consumers and Communication Review Group. Workshop. 16th Cochrane Colloquium. Freiburg, Germany. October 2008.  

Santesso N, Glenton C, Nilsen ES, Rosenbaum S, Rader T, Pardo J, Ciapponi A, Hill S, Ryan R,Dilkes H Plain language summary format for Cochrane reviews: results of user testing. 16th Cochrane Colloquium, Freiburg, 3-7 October 2008.

Ryan R, Hill S. Reviewing the evidence on notifying and supporting people at risk of CJD acquired through medical procedures, Presentation to the CJD Support Group Network Conference May 16 2008.  

Stevens A, Santesso N, Ryan R, Hill S, Mayhew A, Graham S, Grimshaw J. Interventions to Facilitate Evidence-based Prescribing and Drug Use: Evidence to Inform Policy Making. Panel presentation, Canadian Agency for Drug and Technologies in Health Symposium, 22-24 April, 2007, Ottawa.  

Stevens A, Santesso N (presenter), Ryan R, Hill S, Mayhew A, Graham S, Grimshaw J. Interventions to Facilitate Evidence-based Prescribing and Drug Use: Evidence to Inform Policy Making. Part II: Interventions directed to consumers for drug use. Panel presentation, Canadian Agency for Drug and Technologies in Health Symposium, 22-24 April, 2007, Ottawa.

Hill S, Ryan R, Santesso N, Graham S, Grimshaw J. 2007. Identifying, assessing, summarising and presenting evidence for prescribing and drug use interventions directed to consumers. Poster presentation. Guidelines International Network, 4th annual conference, 22-25 August, 2007, Toronto.  

Santesso N, Ryan R, Hill S, Grimshaw J. 2007. A Taxonomy of Interventions Directed at Consumers to Promote Evidence-Based Prescribing and Drug Use: A Tool for Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Poster presentation, Canadian Agency for Drug and Technologies in Health Symposium, 22-24 April, 2007, Ottawa.

Santesso N, Hill S, Ryan R,Grimshaw J. Summarising and presenting evidence for prescribing and drug use consumer interventions.  XV Cochrane Colloquium.  Sao Paulo, Brazil.  October 27, 2007.  

Santesso N, Glenton C, Rosenbaum S, Pardo J, Ciapponi A, Hill S, Ryan R, Dilkes H, Rader T. Evaluation of a Plain Language Summary template for Cochrane Reviews. 15th Cochrane Colloquium, Sao Paulo, 23-27 October 2007.

Santesso N, Stevens A, Mayhew A, Ryan R, Hill S, Grimshaw J.  Cochrane Inside: Working with national agency to create tools for decision makers.  XV Cochrane Colloquium.  Sao Paulo, Brazil.  October 25, 2007.  

Evidence Synthesis and Overviews of Systematic Reviews: one input to policy making (and unraveling complexity). By Hill S, Ryan R; seminar delivered by Hill S to the Cochrane EPOC workshop on Assessing Complex Interventions in Cochrane Systematic Reviews, 18 May 2006, Melbourne.  

Overviews of systematic reviews of interventions to communicate with and involve health consumers: one input to evidence-informed decision making. By Hill S, Ryan R; seminar delivered by Hill S to the National Institute of Clinical Studies Fellowship Program, 5 May 2006, Melbourne. 

Overviews of systematic reviews of interventions to communicate with and involve consumers: one input to the development of evidence-informed policy and systems. Invited paper by Hill S, Ryan R to the “Enabling evidence-informed patient choice by translating research evidence into patient information”, seminar, hosted by the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, Oslo, 22 March 2006.  

Misso M, Brennan S, Ryan R, Green S. (2006) Encouraging and supporting Australian policy makers to use Cochrane reviews – further reporting of a three year initiative. Cochrane Colloquium, Dublin October 2006.  

Ryan R, Hill S. Evidence overviews: prioritising areas for overview of systematic reviews of interventions for involvement of patients and carers in health care, Cochrane Colloquium, Melbourne, (workshop) 22-26 October, 2005.  

Ryan R, Hill S. (2005) Developing an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews: a framework for synthesising the evidence on interventions to improve people’s involvement in healthcare. Cochrane Colloquium, Melbourne (poster), October 2005.  

Ryan RE, Ross SA, Drago J. and Loiacono RE (2000). Dose-related neuroprotective effect of chronic nicotine treatment in a progressive model of Parkinsonian-like neurodegeneration in the rat. Proceedings of the 10th Neuropharmacology Conference (Neuronal Nicotinic Receptors), New Orleans (poster), October 2000: 206.  

Loiacono RE and Ryan RE (2000). Co-localisation and levels of nicotinic receptor subunit mRNA in basal ganglia structures of the rat brain. Proceedings of the 10th Neuropharmacology Conference (Neuronal Nicotinic Receptors), New Orleans (poster), October 2000: 80.  

Ryan RE, Ross SA, Drago J and Loiacono R.E (2000). Deletion of the nicotinic receptor a4 subunit prevents nicotinic neuroprotection against methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity in vivo. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists 7: 106.  

Loiacono RE, Ryan RE and Thompson LH (2000). Searching for clues:- Levels and localisation of neuronal nicotinic receptor subunit mRNA. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 11:16.

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