Systematic Review Research Interest Group meeting
  • Seminar Room 1a and 1b, John Bull Building, Research Way, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford, Plymouth

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In recent discussions, it has been noticed that there are different researchers groups across the University working on systematic reviews. 

However, there is no research group that brings together the diverse expertise in this field so we have suggested a “Systematic Review” research interest group meeting as a networking opportunity.

This meeting is aimed at staff working on (or interested in) any type of systematic review (SRs) – SRs with meta-analysis or narrative synthesis, network meta-analysis, meta-narrative review, realist review, etc.

During the session, we will introduce recent technological and methodological developments to support the production, maintenance and updating of systematic reviews. In addition to this, there will presentations of two systematic reviews, one a quantitative systematic including observational studies and another one a narrative synthesis of a variety of study designs. The two examples intend to demonstrate two very different examples of using systematic review methodology to answer key policy questions. 


  • 9.30am – 9.40am: Introductions
  • 9.40am – 9.50am: Evidence-based Research Network – Mona Nasser (Introducing a new established initiative to promote the use of systematic reviews in informing future research
  • 9.50am – 10am: Q&A/Discussions
  • 10am – 10.10am: Body Mass Index and dental caries in children and adolescents – a systematic review – Martha Paisi
  • 10.10am – 10.20am: Q&A/Discussions
  • 10.20am – 10.40am: Differential attainment in postgraduate medical education: a narrative synthesis – Suzanne Nunn
  • 10.40am – 10.50am: Q&A/Discussions
  • 10.50am – 11am: Recent technological and methodological developments to support the production, maintenance and updating of systematic reviews – Mona Nasser
  • 11am – 11.30am: Q& A followed by discussions on potential future collaborative research projects
Contact Mona Nasser for more information or to confirm attendance.

If you need parking, please call 01752 437444 to pre-book a space.
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