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Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care - A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence

We promote evidence-based practice through the development and evaluation of internationally excellent systems for evidence appraisal, translation and utilisation.

As a JBI Centre of Excellence we have an inclusive approach to evidence in order to produce usable "real world" clinical guidelines.


We offer consultancy and guidance on the production of systematic reviews and implementation projects using the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) appraisal, implementation and management tools.

These are specifically designed to assist healthcare professionals in implementing evidence-based practice and provide the best possible patient care. We can deliver a bespoke one day training programme, for a minimum of six delegates, ‘Translating evidence into Practice,’ which can be delivered in your workplace.

An example of how the centre can support you in implementing evidence-based practice.

JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review training

Our JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review (CSR) Training Program is designed to prepare researchers and clinicians to develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative evidence, following the Joanna Briggs Institute approach and using the Joanna Briggs Institute SUMARI software.

Dates: 27 April - 1 May 2019 (participants can attend 3 or 5 days)
Venue: Cardiff University
Price: £900

Book a place on the CSR training programme.


The JBI European Symposium 2019: Think Globally, Act Locally

Date: Friday 3 May 2019
Time: 09:00-17:00
Venue: Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University
Price: Free

This symposium is an annual event held by the Joanna Briggs Institute European regional centres. In 2019 this will be held in Cardiff for the first time. The symposium will provide an opportunity for discussion of evidence synthesis and evidence implementation within healthcare, highlighting the 'real world' challenges that can occur when implementing synthesised evidence locally.

Book your place


For enquiries about our consultancy services and training opportunities, please contact Dr Judith Carrier.


We work closely with the following organisations:


Carrier, Judith

Dr Judith Carrier

Reader: Primary Care and Public Health Nursing

+44 (0)29 206 88690

Academic staff

Harden, Jane

Dr Jane Harden

Senior Lecturer: Adult Nursing

+44 (0) 29 2091 7725
Allen, Davina

Professor Davina Allen

Deputy Head: Research and Innovation / Professor of Nursing

+44 (0)29 206 88561
Clare Hawker

Clare Hawker

Lecturer: Adult Nursing & Director of Technologies

+44 29 206 87810
Edwards, Deborah

Deborah Edwards

Research Fellow

+44 (0)29 225 10703

Dr Ray Samuriwo

Lecturer: Adult Nursing

+44 (0)29 206 87749
Johnson, Mike

Mike Johnson

Lecturer: Adult Nursing

+44 (0)29 206 87801

This is a one day programme that can be specifically tailored to your organisational needs. For a minimum of 6 delegates we will provide an overview of current implementation science methods and work with you on current practice issues to develop and implement solutions.

For enquiries please contact Dr Judith Carrier or Dr Jane Harden.

Evaluations from participants of a previous comprehensive systematic review (CSR) 5 day training programme included:

'Just to say thank you for a really great week.  Who would have thought that learning about Systematic Reviews could be such fun!'

'A really great week, much to take away - thanks all!'

'I would like to add my hearty thanks for your kindness and generosity of spirit over last week. It is a marker of excellence that all that expertise was shared in such an enjoyable way. Thank you!'

'Thank you all for the brilliant week'