Members of Bristol Appraisal and Synthesis of Research group

The Bristol Review and Appraisal of Research (BARR) group is led by Prof Julian Higgins. It includes systematic reviewers and research synthesis methodologists across several units connected to the department of Population Health Sciences. These include the Centre for Public Health, the NIHR CLAHRC West, the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions, the CRUK Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme, the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, the MRC ConDuCT-II Hub for Trials Methodology Research and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre.

For details and contact information for individual staff, see main staff list.

PHS methodology and reviews team

  • Julian Higgins (Director of BARR; Professor of Evidence Synthesis)
  • Deborah Caldwell (Senior Lecturer in Public Health Research)
  • Vincent Cheng (Senior Research Associate in Research Synthesis)
  • Philippa Davies (Senior Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis/Systematic Reviewing)
  • Sarah Dawson (Senior Research Associate in Information Retrieval)
  • Sean Harrison (Senior Research Associate in Epidemiology)
  • Hayley Jones (Statistical Senior Research Fellow)
  • Alexandra McAleenan (Senior Research Associate in Research Synthesis)
  • Luke McGuinness (Research Associate and PhD student)
  • Theresa Moore (Senior Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis/Systematic Reviewing)
  • Kazeem Olorisade (Senior Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis)
  • Jelena Savović (Senior Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis)
  • Lena Schmidt (Research Associate in Research Synthesis)
  • Jonathan Sterne (Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology)
  • Penny Whiting (Senior Research Fellow)

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre team

  • Julian Higgins (co-lead)
  • Andrew Beswick (Research Fellow)
  • Jane Dennis (Senior Research Associate)
  • Setor Kunutsor (Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis)
  • Kazeem Olorisade (Senior Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis)
  • Rachel Perry (Senior Research Associate in Systematic Reviews)
  • Jian Zhao (Senior Research Associate)

NIRH CLAHRC West Evidence team

  • Jonathan Sterne (Theme Lead)
  • Julian Higgins (Theme Lead)
  • Jelena Savović (Team Lead)
  • Penny Whiting (Senior Research Fellow; Team Lead (Epidemiology / health services research))
  • Philippa Davies (Senior Research Associate)
  • Theresa Moore (Senior Research Associate)
  • Loubaba Mamluk (Senior Research Associate)
  • Sharea Ijaz (Senior Research Associate)
  • Alison Richards (Research Associate (information specialist))

CRUK Integrative Cancer Epidemiology team

  • Julian Higgins (Work Package lead)
  • Alexandra McAleenan (Senior Research Associate in Research Synthesis)
  • Luke Robles (Research Associate in Cancer Evidence Synthesis)
  • Ben Elsworth (Senior Research Associate in Bioinformatics)

NIHR Health Protection Unit in Evalution of Interventions

  • Clare French (Senior Research Associate in Research Synthesis)

Administration

  • Jan Hill
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