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If you need to contact the Group on Cochrane-related matters then contact the On-Call Convenor in the first instance. The On-call Convenors for 2024 are:

Dec 2023 Ruth Garside

Jan 2024  Jane Noyes

Feb 2024  Katy Sutcliffe

March 2024  Andrew Booth

April 2024  Jane Noyes

May 2024  James Thomas

June 2024  Kate Flemming

July 2024  Catherine Houghton

August 2024  Jane Noyes

September 2024  Emma France

Oct 2024  Angela Harden

Nov 2024  Ruth Garside

December 2024  Tomas Pantoja


Contact Details for all the above on-call convenors are listed below:

Contact Details:

Lead Convenor

Jane Noyes, Professor,  Health and Social Services Research and Child Health, Bangor University, UK. 


Andrew Booth, Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice and Director of Information, Information Resources Group, HEDS, ScHARR, The University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA

Kate Flemming, Senior Lecturer. The University of York, Department of Health Sciences, Research Section Area 4, Seebohm Rowntree Building, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK


Emma France , Associate Professor, Masters in Health Research Programme Director & Dissertation Module Co-ordinator, NMAHP Research Unit, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA


Ruth Garside, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis, University of Exeter Medical School, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Knowledge Spa, Truro, TR1 3HD

Angela Harden, Professor of Community and Family Health, University of East London, Institute for Health and Human Development, IHHD, UH250, Stratford Campus, University of East London, Water Lane, London,E15 4LZ


Catherine Houghton , Associate Professor, SoNM Director of Research, and Co-Chair of QUESTS, School of Nursing and Midwifery | Áras Moyola | University of Galway

Tomas Pantoja, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. 

Katy Sutcliife,  Associate Professor, Deputy Director NIHR Policy Research Programme Reviews Facility
EPPI Centre, UCL Social Research Institute, University College London. office: 10 Woburn Square, London, WC1H0NS.


James Thomas, Professor of Social Research & Policy, EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, London, WC1H 0NR