Our Team

Professor Geraldine Macdonald, Coordinating Editor

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4225      E-mail: Geraldine.Macdonald@bristol.ac.uk

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.

  Dr Joanne Duffield, Managing Editor

Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 3491      E-mail: c/o CDPLPG@qub.ac.uk

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.

 Dr Sarah Davies, Deputy Managing Editor

E-mail: sarah.r.davies@bristol.ac.uk

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.

  Margaret Anderson, Information Specialist

Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 3604      E-mail: m.anderson@qub.ac.uk

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.


Professor Jane Barlow, University of Oxford, UK
Esther Coren, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Dr Donna Gillies, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Australia
Professor Christian Gold,  GAMUT (The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre) and NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre), Norway 
Associate Professor Adrienne Harvey, University of Melbourne and Murdoch's Children's Research Institute, Australia
Professor Philip Hazell, Sydney Medical School and Thomas Walker Hospital, Australia
Dr Hege Kornør, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Dr Daniela Kuellenberg de Gaudry, Germany
Professor Klaus Lieb, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
Dr Nuala Livingstone, Cochrane, UK
Dr Stephen Milan, Lancaster University, UK
Professor Paul Montgomery, University of Birmingham, UK
Professor Harshpal Sachdev, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, India 
Dr Ole Jakob Storebø, Region Zealand Psychiatry, Denmark
Dr Yanina Sguassero, Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Argentina
Dr William Turner, University of Bristol, UK
Professor Katrina Williams, Monash University, Australia

Associate Editors

Dr Ann Clark, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Dr Abdullah Kraam, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Statistical Editors

Dr Anna Chaimani, Université de Paris, France
Dr Gemma Clayton, University of Bristol, UK
Dr Dimitris Mavridis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dr Helen McAneney, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Dr Jeff Valentine, University of Louisville, USA
Dr Areti Angeliki Veroniki, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dr Yinghui Wei, University of Plymouth, UK
Dr Penny Whiting (DTA reviews), University of Bristol, UK

Emeritus/Consultant Statisticians

Professor Julian Higgins, University of Bristol, UK
Dr Georgia Salanti,  University of Bern, Switzerland

Feedback Editor

Professor Mike Clarke, Queen's University Belfast, UK