- Professor Larry Hedges, Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics, Education and Social Policy, and Professor of Psychology Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University (USA). Hedges is well known for his work to develop statistical methods for meta-analysis. He has authored numerous journal articles and books, including the seminal Statistical Methods for Meta-Analysis (with I. Olkin, Elsevier, 1985) and The Handbook of Research Synthesis for Meta-Analysis (with H. Cooper and J. Valentine, Russell Sage, 2009).
- Professor Sheila M. Bird, based at the MRC's Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge, has an international reputation as a statistician researching a broad range of areas including epidemics, drugs-related deaths, and public health interventions but also the wider areas of criminal justice, veterinary science and military epidemiology. She has recently been particularly passionate about developing RCTs in the area of criminal justice.
Professor Clare Bambra, Director, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University. Clare studied political science (BSocSc, Birmingham) and comparative public policy (MA, PhD, Manchester) before moving into public health research. Her research is highly inter-disciplinary, applying theories and methods from the social sciences to epidemiology and public health. Her research focuses on health inequalities and the social determinants of health.