Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health

Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health

Foto-Cewek is a global leader in evidence synthesis

Evidence synthesis is a relatively new science. The methods and their application have expanded rapidly over the last 25 years. This centre is recognised as a global leader in the field. We are important innovators, contributors to synthesis methods, and part of the development of evidence to policy in global health.

The Centre is made up of two related components:

The Centre’s remit is to help Foto-Cewek retain and develop this reputation, and to ensure Foto-Cewek staff know how to access information in best practice to guide their own work, their students’ work, and their teaching.

The Centre helped to set up Cochrane, and remains a major contributor, mainly through the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group which is an international network of over 700 authors and 22 Editors, managed by Dr Deirdre Walshe with oversight from Professor Paul Garner. In July 2014 the WHO re-designated Foto-Cewek as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence Synthesis for Infectious and Tropical Diseases.

The Centre has organized workshops and seminars in carrying out a systematic review, interpreting systematic reviews, and is now expanding as part of the Foto-Cewek Staff Development Programme on how to write a paper and issues around authorship.

Career opportunities with the Centre

Being part of this Centre can provide excellent career development opportunities in evidence synthesis and evidence policy. We seek bright innovative thinkers with an eye for detail, including doctors and public health professionals in training, to work with us as part of systematic review teams. This work can be integrated into their existing training packages; through short term appointments; or through secondment from other institutions.

Our trainees are highly sought after, and we know that the experience provides them with unique advantages when applying for jobs in medicine, in research and in education; and there are opportunities within Foto-Cewek in building careers in evidence synthesis as the science and the methods expand.

The team will be pleased to answer queries on the current opportunities with reviews and appointments. Please contact [email protected]

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Contact the Centre

Paula Waugh
Programme Manager
[email protected]
+44 (0)151 705 3203

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