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 Warwick, UK,
Esther Coren, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Dr Donna Gillies, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Australia
Professor Christian Gold,  Uni Health, Uni Research, Norway
Professor Philip Hazell, Sydney Medical School, Australia
Dr Hege Kornør, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Dr Daniela Kuellenberg de Gaudry, Germany
Professor James Law, Newcastle University, UK
Professor Klaus Lieb, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
Dr Nuala Livingstone,  Queen's University Belfast, 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 Yanina Sguassero, Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Argentina
Dr William Turner, University of Bristol, UK
Professor Katrina Williams,  University of Melbourne, Australia

Associate Editors

Dr Adrienne Harvey,  Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
Dr Abdullah Kraam,  South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Dr Ole Jakob Storebø, Region Zealand, Denmark
Dr Ann Clark, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Statistical Editors

Dr Anna Chaimani, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dr Dimitris Mavridis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dr Helen McAneney, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Dr Jeff Valentine, University of Louisville, USA
Dr Areti-Aggeliki Veroniki, Greece
Dr Yinghui Wei, University of Plymouth, UK
Dr Penny Whiting (DTA reviews), Kleijnen Systematic Reviews, UK

Emeritus/Consultant Statisticians

Professor Julian Higgins, University of Bristol, UK
Dr Georgia Salanti,  University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Greece

Feedback Editor

Professor Mike Clarke, Queen's University Belfast, UK