Professor Paul Garner


I was part of the original team that set up the Cochrane Collaboration, and currently I am the Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group. Our reviews have helped shape global policies in malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases. We lead a network of over 300 people synthesizing research to inform global, regional, and national policies in tropical infections and conditions relevant to people living in low- and middle-income countries.

We work with the World Health Organization and several countries in guideline development. I am Director of a FCDO Development Initiative called READ-It, working with colleagues in South Africa, Zambia, India, Nepal, China, and Norway.


Co-convener of the Research Synthesis Postgraduate Module (LSTM).

Research Grants (current)

GBP 7 million. Garner P, Waugh P, Young T. Research, Evidence and Development Initiative (READ-It), UK AID, 2018-2024. Project number 300342-104 

External Appointments

Editorial Board, PLOS Medicine (2017-)
Innovation and Review production Senior Adviser, Cochrane Library Editorial Board (2018-)
Member of ARRIVE 2019 Panel for reporting guidelines in animal research (2017-)

Consultant in Public Health with Public Health England (academic honorary contract)
Fellow, Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Senior Research Fellow, WINDREF, St George’s Medical School, Grenada
Extraordinary Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stellenbosch University