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Reshma Rana Magar

Reshma Rana Magar

Systematic reviewer

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Reshma obtained a distinction in her Master of Public Health course at University of Chester after successfully completing her Bachelor of Public Health in 2017 with a first class honours. She gained in depth experience of conducting research, analysing data and writing reports as a part of her MPH course and obtained a distinction for her systematic review and meta-analysis on hepatitis C. Her decision to join the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences’ Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (CET) as a Systematic Reviewer arose from her keen interest in working in the field of evidence-based medicine. Her main role is to write systematic reviews and meta-analysis for the NDS. Additionally, her responsibilities also include identifying, analysing and critically appraising the evidence from randomised controlled trials, non-randomised studies and systematic reviews as well as assisting in the publication of articles by the department.

The CET is committed to evaluating the quality of evidence related to solid organ transplantation and identifies and addresses knowledge gaps in this area. It has developed a Transplant Library which includes all randomised controlled trials, good quality systematic reviews as well as clinical practice guidelines. This has been developed to allow quick and easy access to high-quality evidence in all areas of organ transplantation. The Transplant library is growing in popularity and numerous institutions, both national and international, use it as one of their electronic data resources. Therefore, her role as a systematic reviewer allows her to contribute towards the gold standard of evidence-based practice in transplantation, internationally.


Kim I, Maggiore U, Knight SR, Rana Magar R, Pengel LHM, Dor FJMF. Pre-emptive living donor kidney transplantation: A public health justification to change the default. Front Public Health. 2023 Mar 17;11:1124453. [PMID:37006536]

Salih S, O'Callaghan J, Salih M, Walker J, Magar RR, Knight S, Pengel LHM. Trends in systematic reviews of kidney transplantation: A 10-year analysis of the evidence base. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2023 Apr;37(2):100759. [PMID:37031533]

Rana Magar R, Knight S, Stojanovic J, Marks SD, Lafranca JA, Turner S, Dor FJMF, Pengel LHM. Is Preemptive Kidney Transplantation Associated With Improved Outcomes when Compared to Non-preemptive Kidney Transplantation in Children? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Transpl Int. 2022;35:10315 [PMID:35368639]