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If you are interested in qualitative systematic review methods and keeping up-to-date with the Group activities then join the Advice and Support in QUalitative evidence Synthesis (ASQUS) Discussion List, the Group's main communication channel. ASQUS is used by the international research community to share methodological developments in qualitative evidence synthesis. It includes details of conference and training events, new methodological literature and methods enquiries.

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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 2019-20 are:

July 2019  Jane Noyes

August 2019  Margaret Cargo

Sept 2019  Ruth Garside

October 2019  Angela Harden

November 2019  Andrew Booth

December 2019  Jane Noyes

Jan 2020  Ruth Garside

Feb 2020  Tomas Pantoja

March 2020  Andrew Booth

April 2020  Ruth Garside

May 2020  James Thomas

June 2020  Kate Flemming

July 2020  James Thomas

August 2020  Margaret Cargo

September 2020  Kate Flemming

Oct 2020  Angela Harden

Nov 2020  Tomas Pantoja

Dec 2020  Jane Noyes

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

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0705
Fax: (+44) (0)114 272 4095

Margaret Cargo, Associate Professor, University of Canberra, University Drive, 22-B17 Bruce, ACT 2601, Australia

Tel: +61 (0)2 6206 8530


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

Tel: (+44) (0) 1904 321345


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

Tel +44 (0) 1872 258148

Karin Hannes, Associate Professor, KU Leuven, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Sociological Research, Social Research Methodology Group, Parkstraat 45, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Tel: ++32 (0)16326220

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

Telephone:+44 (0) 208 223 2167


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

Tel: + 56 (2) 354-8535

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

tel: +44 (0)207 612 6844
fax: +44 (0)207 612 6400