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Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis: A Handbook for Healthcare Research

About the Editors

Richard Riley is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Birmingham, having previous held posts at the Universities of Keele, Liverpool and Leicester. His role at Keele focuses on statistical and methodological research for prognosis and meta-analysis, whilst supporting clinical projects in these areas. He is a Statistics Editor for the BMJ, and a co-convenor of the Cochrane Prognosis Methods Group. Richard co-leads a summer school in Prognosis Research Methods, and leads a number of statistical training courses for risk prediction and IPD meta-analysis.

Jayne Tierney is Professor of Evidence Synthesis at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, London. For more than 20 years, she has been responsible for designing and conducting international, collaborative meta-analyses based on IPD, to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of therapies for a range of cancers and other conditions; projects that have influenced practice guidelines and the treatment of patients worldwide. She also researches the associated methodology, and provides training, advice and published guidance on IPD meta-analysis, for example, recently leading the development of a series of papers on their use and impact. Jayne has been involved in Cochrane since its beginnings, and is a co-convenor of the IPD Meta-analysis Methods Group.


Lesley Stewart is Professor of Evidence Synthesis and Director of the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York, having previously held posts with the Medical Research Council. She was a founding member of the Cochrane Collaboration and has been co-convenor of the IPD Meta-analysis methods group since inception. She began working on IPD synthesis in 1988 and has completed many international collaborative IPD meta-analyses, mainly in cancer topics. She recently chaired the development of PRISMA-IPD and is Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Systematic Reviews. Methods. She is on the Editorial Board of Wiley journal Research Synthesis Methods and BMJ Open. She is past president of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology.

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