London Evidence Syntheses and Research Use Seminars

The EPPI Centre and The Centre for Evaluation at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) jointly host the ‘London Evidence Syntheses and Research Use Seminars’. These seminars aim to encourage discussion and information-sharing on challenges and innovations in evidence syntheses methods. 

The free of charge hybrid seminars are hosted in London but can be attended online. They take place every other month on a Wednesday between 12.30 and 13.45. They include 25-30 min presentations and plenty of time for discussion. Recordings of previous seminars:

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Next Seminar

  • Title: Producing evidence syntheses on violence and abuse: reflections on the disciplinary variations and practicalities
  • Speakers: Natalia Lewis (University of Bristol), Elizabeth Cook (City), Sophie Carlisle (Health Innovation East Midlands) and Alexandria Innes (City)
  • Date and time: Wednesday 17th July 2024, 12:30 - 13:45 (GMT)
  • Admission: Free, accessible online
  • In-person attendance: LG24, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT Get Directions
  • Online attendance:

Session details:  This talk includes four reflections on the process of conducting an evidence synthesis about violence, abuse, and trauma across different disciplines. Presenters with backgrounds in applied health research, criminology/sociology, international relations, and evidence synthesis methodology will describe how they adapted a standard systematic review method to their discipline, topic, and research question and reflect on what impact these adaptations had on their respective studies. The aim of this talk is to initiate discussion about the pros and cons of applying methods developed in one discipline to other disciplines and topic areas. 


Natalia Lewis, is a Senior Lecturer in Trauma-informed Health Care at Bristol Medical School. Her area of expertise includes health system responses to violence and trauma.

Elizabeth Cook, is a Senior Lecturer in the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London. Her areas of expertise include homicide, family, and gender and their intersections with harms to society.

Sophie Carlisle is an Evaluation Researcher at Health Innovation East Midlands, having previously worked at King’s College London as a Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis. Her areas of expertise include evidence synthesis and systematic reviewing, health services, and service evaluation. 

Alexandria Innes is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at City, University of London. Her areas of expertise include critical and experiential security, ontological security, international migration, and state violence.

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