Who we are


Over 600 authors from some 52 countries are involved with the preparation of CIDG Cochrane Reviews. The full list of authors is available in the CIDG module document in the Cochrane Library.


Each CIDG Cochrane Review is refereed by at least four external referees. We are indebted to their contribution. The full list of referees is available in the CIDG module document in the Cochrane Library.  


The work of the CIDG is supported by editors and administrative staff. The editors provide feedback on reviews and help the editorial team develop policies and guidelines for the Group. They also help define the scope and topics covered by the CIDG. Any editor who is an author is excluded from editorial decisions on the review for which they are contributors.  

See here for the conflict of interest statements of our editorial staff 


Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis
Kerry Dwan (Kerry.Dwan@lstmed.ac.uk)

Managing Editor
Deirdre Walshe (Deirdre.Walshe@lstmed.ac.uk)

Information Specialist
Vittoria Lutje (Vittoria.Lutje@lstmed.ac.uk)
read more about Vittoria here

Information Specialist - HIV
Anel Schoonees (AnelSchoonees@sun.ac.za)
read more about Anel here

Editorial Assistant
Philomena Hinds (Philomena.Hinds@lstmed.ac.uk)


Current CIDG Editors


See here for the conflict of interest statements of our editors



Hasifa Bukirwa

Marty Chaplin

Gerry Davies

Michael Eisenhut

Emmanuel Effa

Ingrid Eshun-Wilson

Nathan Ford

Paul Garner

Hellen Gelband (also Feedback Editor)

Paul Hine

Jimee Hwang

Lawrence Mbuagbaw

Eleanor Ochodo

Joseph Okebe

Sandy Oliver

Mical Paul

Joseph Pryce

Anke Rohwer

George Rutherford

Karen Steingart

Yemisi Takwoingi