We are happy to welcome Julian Higgins as our new co-convenor
Julian Higgins is Professor of Evidence Synthesis at the University of Bristol, UK. He was previously Chair in Evidence Synthesis at the University of York, and Programme Leader at the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge. Before these roles he worked at the medical schools of Imperial College London and of University College London. Julian's research interests span all areas of systematic review and meta-analysis. Within the realm of bias methods he has particular interests in developing tools for assessing risk of bias (including tools for randomized trials, observational studies and systematic reviews) and in methods for adjusting for bias (including generation and analysis of meta-epidemiological research evidence). Julian has been an active contributor to Cochrane for over 20 years. He is a former member of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group and is currently Senior Methods Advisor to the Editor-in-Chief, sitting on Cochrane's Editorial Board and its Scientific Committee. He has co-edited the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions since 2003.