Dr Nichole Taske is an Associate Director within the Centre for Guidelines at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), UK. She graduated with a PhD in clinical genetics from the Australian National University in 1997. She has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow both in Australia and the UK specialising in inherited ion channel disorders.
In the UK, she undertook further studies in health policy, planning and financing at University College London, the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2003, Nichole joined Bazian Ltd, a health care consultancy that provides evidence-based reports for governments, insurers, publishers and research organisations.
Nichole joined NICE in 2004 and currently leads the Methods and Economics team which has responsibility for overseeing the technical quality assurance of guidelines in development. In addition, the team leads on the development, evaluation and implementation of new and emerging guideline development methodologies and processes. Nichole is a member of the Cochrane Scientific Committee and currently co-leads the UK GRADE Network – comprising members from NICE, The Cochrane Editorial Unit, Cochrane UK, SIGN, BMJ Evidence and from 2019, the UK-based centres of the Joanna Briggs Collaboration.
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