Academic Editor

Gavin B Stewart


Summary

Gavin is interested in applied research synthesis (combining scientific information to inform policy). Primary interests are meta-analysis and Bayesian belief networks. He has a deep mislike of P values much preferring effect sizes and confidence intervals, or better still probabilities of direct relevance to decision-making. Gavin's work on meta-analysis spans applied agriculture, food, rural development, ecology and medicine reflecting a belief in generic methods for Evidence Based X (EBX).

I am an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methods and associate editor of its journal, Research Synthesis Methods. I am also associate editor for PeerJ and statistical editor for the Cochrane Pain and Palliative Care Group. I’m a member of the National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Meta-analysis Working Group and co-author of the Handbook of Meta-analysis in ecology and evolution. I am also co-chair and editor of a new Campbell Collaboration Food Security group.

Anaesthesiology & Pain Management Biodiversity Conservation Biology Ecology Ecosystem Science Environmental Sciences Evidence Based Medicine Marine Biology Mathematical Biology Plant Science Science Policy Statistics

Institution affiliations

Work details

Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis

University of Newcastle
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

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