Dr Felix Ram is a graduate from the Universities of Otago and Auckland. He spent five years in the UK working for the National Health Service at various medical teaching hospitals, and later as a Senior Fellow at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology for National Collaborating Center for Women and Children’s Health where he was involved in the production of numerous clinical guidelines. Dr Ram had his first exposure to Evidence-based Practice in the UK when working closely with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and with the Cochrane Collaboration (Oxford, UK). Dr Ram has conducted numerous systematic reviews which has guided the development of various clinical guidelines and influenced clinical practice in various areas of medicine.
He returned to New Zealand in 2005 and accepted a postgraduate teaching role at Massey University in Auckland lecturing in Clinical Pharmacology and Pathophysiology. Dr Ram is chapter editor for numerous books and is currently working on a British Medical Journal Books publication on Evidence-based Sports Medicine and another on Exercise and Chronic Disease – an Evidence-based Approach for UK publishers, Routledge. Dr Ram is also reviewer for numerous medical journals and has been a Sentinel Reader for the University of McMaster, Evidence-based group since 2000.
Dr Ram’s areas of expertise include respiratory medicine, evidence-based practice, and clinical research design. Dr Ram was voted Lecturer of the Year by students at Massey University (Auckland) in 2007 and again in 2008.
In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling, squash, gourmet cooking and reading non-fiction.