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Farhad Shokraneh

Evidence Synthesis Manager

In October 2023, Farhad joined the University of Oxford as a part-time Evidence Synthesis Manager at the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) led by Professor Philippe Guérin. He will work closely with project and programme managers at IDDO to improve the methods and processes for the efficient conduct of evidence synthesis, including living systematic reviews. In this role, he will benefit from his previous focused studies and experience in evidence synthesis.

Farhad has a PhD in Medicine (Evidence Synthesis) and has worked as an Information Scientist, Systematic Reviewer, and Evidence Scientist at the University of Nottingham, King's College London, University College London, UCLH, and Cambridge University. In December 2023, he joined a team led by Professor Julian Higgins at the University of Bristol as a part-time Senior Research Associate in Information Science.

As the team leader with 20 years of experience in the field of evidence synthesis, Farhad has led teams from five continents and delivered a diverse range of evidence synthesis projects, including systematic reviews, scoping reviews, network meta-analyses, evidence and gap maps, clinical practice guidelines, clinical evaluation report, and health technology assessments to a diverse range of organisations such as WHO, UN, UNICEF, FDA, NHS, UK NIHR, Cochrane, AWMF, and NICE.

He is passionate about evidence synthesis, typology of reviews, systematic reviews, and systematic searching. As a methodologist, Farhad has co-authored globally used evidence synthesis methods in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. He has designed the first and most sensitive search strategy for COVID-19 literature and the first living search strategy and coined concepts such as 'Search-Resistant Concepts', 'Search Pyramid', 'Living Search Strategy', and 'Iterative Systematic Reviews'. In 2021, he shifted from academic publishing to blogging: