Farhad, Team Leader

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Farhad is an information scientist and a systematic reviewer since 2004. He is currently working at King’s College London holding a PhD in Evidence Synthesis and is an Honorary Assistant Professor in Nottingham University. As a methodologist, he is a co-author of searching and screening chapter in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and a contributor to reporitng guidelines such as PRISMA and PRIOR.

He has been invited to deliver lectures on systematic reviews and recently delivered the most viewed webinar of Elsevier’s channel (Watch here). He was invited speaker in Search Solutions 2018 and since then he delivers tutorials for British Computer Society (the Chartered Institute for IT). In 2019, he was awarded by the head of Nottingham’s School of Medicine for exceptional performance in research and teaching (based on students’ feedback). His most recent free webinar attracted hundreds of participants from 38 countries. Watch the recording for free: Computer Programs for Semi-Automation of Evidence Synthesis


Farhad has worked with 16 Cochrane Groups and contributed to over 400 Cochrane systematic reviews. As a result, he is also among top 10 responding volunteers in Cochrane. His main area of volunteering with Cochrane is data extraction from non-English studies. In his spare time, he curates Systematic Review and Academic Writing topics on ResearchGate, and has added over 329 answers to the questions asked by the researchers about these topics since 2008, the ResearchGate’s birth year.

Furthermore, he is an editor of Systematic Reviews journal and has peer-reviewed over 80 papers for over 20 journals. He recently joined Evidence Aid to fight against COVID-19. Farhad published the first search filter for COVID-19 literature in BMJ and immediately after that he developed the first Living Search Strategy to retrieve all the literature relevant to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 in PubMed (report in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology). An independent multi-national research identified this filter as the most sensitive way of identifying literature about COVID-19.

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Ambrish, Epidemiologist/Health Economist

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Ambrish is a registered pharmacist with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a master’s degree in Biotechnology. He is a professional with strong health outcome research skills and a result-driven attitude. With more than nine years of industry/academic experience in primary and secondary evidence synthesis, he has helped the leading consulting organizations, global medical device companies, and pharmaceutical companies to generate compelling evidence to support health technology value prepositions.

He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Health Economics at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. He has experience in undertaking systematic reviews, meta-analysis, health economics and outcome research, and real-world evidence studies.

As a member of the research team, he has worked for several key national and international organizations such as WHO, Cochrane, International Decision Support Initiative, Joanna Briggs Institute, and the World Federation of Haemophilia from the UK, Canada, and Australia. See the recent guidelines he has worked on for WHO and WFH

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Tina, Medical Writer and Research Consultant

Tina is a multidisciplinary researcher with a track record of delivering high quality outcomes for organisations and stakeholders across academic, clinical, governmental and not-for-profit institutions. Her most recent roles have involved managing the research activities of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration and working as a Research Consultant in the mental health space. Her work experience is underpinned by strong academic qualifications, including a PhD in biology and cognition. She is passionate about contributing to positive change through the implementation of evidence-based practices and policies, particularly within the public health and mental health space.

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Vanesa, Research Analyst and Medical Writer

Vanesa is a registered Pharmacist specialised in research. Her work includes Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) for the UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). She also carries out research on evidence-based interventions for leading organisations in the pharmaceutical industry. She has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of York and has a particular interest in diabetes. Highly committed and driven.

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