Professor Geraldine Macdonald, Co-ordinating Editor
Geraldine Macdonald is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Bristol. She has had a close involvement with Cochrane since the mid-1990s and has served as the Archie Cochrane Research Fellow at Green College, University of Oxford. Her particular research interests include critical thinking and decision-making in social work; the evaluation of social welfare interventions; cognitive-behavioural therapy, and child protection and ethics.
Geraldine has been the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems (CDPLP) review group since its establishment in 1998.
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4225; E-mail: Geraldine.Macdonald@bristol.ac.uk
Dr Joanne Duffield, Managing Editor
Joanne is the Managing Editor of CDPLP. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the group, which has an editorial board of over 20 and an international membership of several hundred. Joanne works with our authors, guiding them through our editorial process, and providing them with the support and training needed to write Cochrane Reviews. She also co-ordinates the work of our editors, statisticians and peer referees, who play a vital part in ensuring our reviews are of a high standard. Joanne joined CDPLP in October 2013. She holds an MPhil in Psychology and a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, both from Queen's University Belfast.
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 6117; E-mail: c/o CDPLPG@qub.ac.uk
Dr Sarah Davies, Deputy Managing Editor
Sarah is the Deputy Managing Editor of CDPLP. Her role includes working with authors, guiding them through our editorial process, and providing them with the support and training needed to write Cochrane Reviews. Sarah joined CDPLP in November 2018. She holds a Master of Research and PhD in Psychology, both from The University of Manchester, UK. Sarah has previously worked for the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders group and has worked as a Systematic Reviewer on several systematic reviews, including two network meta-analyses.
Tel: +44 (0)117 331 0643; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Anderson, Information Specialist
Margaret is the Information Specialist of CDPLP. She works with our authors on all aspects of searching for studies, from developing a customised search strategy and running searches, to reporting the search methods used. She joined CDPLP in 2010 as a qualified librarian with 20 years' experience as a subject specialist in areas which included social work, education, sociology and midwifery.
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 6124; E-mail: email@example.com
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