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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 2022 are:

Jan 2022  Jane Noyes

Feb 2022  Tomas Pantoja

March 2022  Andrew Booth

April 2022  Ruth Garside

May 2022  James Thomas

June 2022  Kate Flemming

July 2022  James Thomas

August 2022  Jane Noyes

September 2022  Kate Flemming

Oct 2022  Angela Harden

Nov 2022  Tomas Pantoja

Dec 2022 Ruth Garside

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

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

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