- Co-ordinator, Evidence Synthesis for Global Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine;
- Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group;
- Director of the Effective Health Care Research Consortium
I am responsible for the Centre for Evidence Synthesis for Global Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). I was part of the original team that set up the Cochrane Collaboration, and currently I am one of the co-ordinating editors of the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group. We lead a network of over 300 people synthesizing research to inform global, regional and national policies in tropical infections and conditions relevant to low- and middle-income countries. We work with the World Health Organization and several countries in guideline development, hold a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence Synthesis for Infectious and Tropical Diseases. I am Director of a DFID Research Consortium, the Effective Health Care Research Consortium, working with colleagues in South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Cameroon, India, Norway and China. I have honorary Professorship appointments with Chongqing Medical University; Christian Medical College, Vellore; and Stellenbosch University.
Co-convener of the research synthesis postgraduate module (LSTM).
Research Grants (current)
£8 Million. Garner P. Effective Health Care Research Consortium. DFID (UK), 2010-18.
USD 8K. Garner P (working with Sue Hill and Holger Schünemann). Appraisal of the clinical guideline development process in Estonia. WHO, 2015.
£85K. Garner P, Ollier L (with Peter Heywood and Paula Waugh). Evaluation and organizational learning of TDR’s approach and models of the TDR Capacity Strengthening Grant Schemes and Regional Training Centres. TDR/WHO, 2015-16.
Editorial Board, PLOS Medicine (2017-)
Member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on the review of the causality framework between Zika virus infection and neurological disorders (2016)
Member of the WHO Malaria Technical Guidelines Group for malaria treatment and the WHO Operational Guidelines Group in HIV/AIDS (2015)
Member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation (2015)
Innovation and Review production Senior Adviser, Cochrane Library Editorial Board (2018-)
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
Honorary Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Honorable Professor, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing.