Dr. Tess Lawrie is the director of the Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd and EbMCsquared CiC in Bath, UK. Dr. Lawrie has devoted her career to help improve the quality of healthcare globally through rigorous research.

Dr. Lawrie earned her medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1990. Thereafter, she worked in the field of obstetrics and gynecology at various teaching hospitals throughout South Africa. She obtained her MRCOG Part 1 designation in 1996 from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK). The MRCOG exam is internationally respected as the “gold standard” qualification for career progression in obstetrics and gynecology. In 1999, Dr. Lawrie obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

In 2009 she relocated to the United Kingdom where she founded the Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd, an independent medical research company. In 2021, the community interest company EbMCsquared was established to address the public need for transparent and objective research related to Covid-19 therapeutics.

Dr. Lawrie’s research experience includes conducting systematic reviews, designing randomized trials, writing scientific manuscripts, and developing clinical practice guidelines. To date, she has published in excess of 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is among the top 5% of Researchgate members. She currently also holds an honorary research consultant position with the Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-Oncology and Orphan Cancer Group based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, UK.