Iveta Simera is Deputy Director of the UK EQUATOR Centre at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford. Dr Simera joined the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in 2006 to help establish the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) programme, an international initiative that works to improve the accuracy, completeness and transparency of health research publications. In her current role she leads the development of the UK Centre’s programme with a particular focus on the development of the EQUATOR online resources and training programme. As a member of the EQUATOR Steering Group she influences the strategic direction of further EQUATOR Network development.
Iveta has a PhD degree in Plant Genetics from Charles University in Prague and a degree in Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. She has broad research and project management experience including laboratory research, development of systematic reviews and clinical and reporting guidelines. Since moving to England in 2000, she has held various research positions at the Cochrane Collaboration, Royal College of Nursing Institute, and at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London.
Iveta has a longstanding interest in improving the quality of health research studies and scientific publications. Areas of her interest include professional ethics / ethical conduct and publication of medical research, development of education and training, research synthesis, knowledge management and project management.