Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health

Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health

LSTM 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.

WHO Collaborating Centre

LSTM has been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health. This initiative is supported by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), by a team in the Department of Clinical Sciences.

These Centres are important as they reflect the credibility of the team’s work with the WHO and, through a negotiated programme of work, help ensure the research done by the CIDG are linked with current WHO priorities.

The Centre’s remit is to help LSTM retain and develop this reputation, and to ensure LSTM 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 20 Editors, managed by Dr Deirdre Walshe

The Centre has organized workshops and seminars in carrying out a systematic review and  interpreting systematic reviews.

Career opportunities with the Centre

Being part of this Centre can provide excellent career development opportunities in evidence synthesis and evidence policy. This is through posts advertised periodically on the LSTM Vacancies page.

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 LSTM in building careers in evidence synthesis as the science and the methods expand.

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Contact the Centre

Paula Waugh
Programme Manager
+44 (0)151 705 3203