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Researcher with specialist skills in systematic review and meta-analysis methods.


I am a postdoctoral researcher with strong quantitative background and an established international reputation in evidence synthesis methodology. I have earned a PhD and master’s in education and have a considerable track record of publications and international collaborations. My work to date provides a useful link between education, sociology, social work, and social psychology encouraging research collaborations.

I am proficient with the R statistical environment and use this for all advanced analyses including meta-regression, network meta-analysis, and obtaining cluster-robust variances. I am most committed to capacity building which has led to my work as Founder and Editor of the meta-evidence blog and twitter’s @evidencerobot and @COVID_Evidence. I provide regular training and workshops on various quantitative research topics and am currently leading several research teams on projects across the Children’s sector.

In conjunction with these roles, I am a Methods Editor and Information Retrieval specialist for Campbell’s Education Coordinating Group (ECG) and an editor for policy reviews in Children and Society journal.

Fields of concentration: systematic reviews | meta-analyses | RCTs | QEDs | education | race | ethnicity | diversity | homelessness | disability | vulnerable and marginalised groups | post-conflict societies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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