Professor Julian Higgins

  • Theme Lead
  • Evidence

Julian is Theme Lead for the Evidence theme in CLAHRC West.

Julian is Professor of Evidence Synthesis at the School of Social and Community Medicine, where he leads the Bristol Appraisal and Review of Research (BARR) group and heads the Centre for Research Synthesis and Decision Analysis (CReSyDA).

He has wide-ranging research interests in the areas of systematic review and meta-analysis. Julian is a past President of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology and an active contributor to Cochrane, having co-edited the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions since 2003. He is also co-author of the Wiley textbook Introduction to Meta-analysis.

With a Google Scholar H-index over 90, Julian was named as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2015 and 2016. Julian is a multiple winner of the Thomas C Chalmers Award from Cochrane; received the Frederick Mosteller Award for distinctive contributions to systematic reviewing from the Campbell Collaboration in 2010, and was awarded the Olkin Award for distinguished lifetime achievement by the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology in 2016.