Research Fellows

nyanchoka ESR1: Linda Nyanchoka

Education: Master of Public Health – University of Copenhagen (Denmark) & University of Sheffield (UK)
Main institution: University Paris Descartes (France)
Secondment institutions: University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK), Cochrane (London, UK), ECRIN (Paris, France)
Research topic:  Methods of identifying gaps in health research
Supervisor: Raphael Porcher
Co-supervisor: Catrin Tudur Smith

Olsen ESR2: Maria Olsen

Education: M.Sc in Human Biology – University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Main institution: University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Secondment institutions: University Paris Descartes (Paris, France), NICE (London, UK), University of Ghent (Ghent, Belgium)
Research topic: An alternative approach for planning the research of innovative medical tests
Supervisor: Patrick Bossuyt
Co-supervisor: Els Goetghebeur

biggane ESR3: Alice Biggane

Education: Master in Public Health – University College Cork (Ireland)
Main institution: University of Liverpool (UK)
Secondment institutions: University Paris Descartes (Paris, France), ECRIN (Paris, France), NICE (London, UK)
Research topic: Methods for involving patients in core outcome set development
Supervisor: Paula Williamson
Co-supervisor: Philippe Ravaud

Gkioni ESR4: Efstathia Gkioni

Education: M.Sc in Biostatistics – University of Athens (Greece)
Main institution: University of Liverpool (UK)
Secondment institutions: Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), ECRIN (Paris, France)
Research topic: Improving the planning and monitoring of recruitment to clinical trials
Supervisor: Carrol Gamble
Co-supervisor: Roser Rius

Van ESR5: Van Nguyen Thu

Education: M.Sc in Public Health – Umea University (Sweden)
Main institution: University Paris Descartes (France)
Secondment institutions: University of Split (Split, Croatia), University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK), ECRIN (Paris, France)
Research topic: Impact of mobilising collective intelligence in research planning
Supervisor: Isabelle Boutron
Co-supervisor: Bridget Young

camila ESR6: Camila Olarte Parra

Education: Master in Epidemiology – Del Rosario University (Colombia)
Main institution: University of Ghent (Belgium)
Secondment institutions: Cochrane (London, UK), University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), BMJ (London, UK)
Research topic: Improving the use and understanding of causal methods in clinical research
Supervisor: Els Goetghebeur
Co-supervisor: Aeilko Zwinderman

Bertizzolo ESR7: Lorenzo Bertizzolo

Education: Master in Public Health – Johns Hopkins University (USA)
Main institution: University Paris Descartes (France)
Secondment institutions: University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Cochrane (London, UK), EQ (Oxford, UK)
Research topic: Estimation of an overall risk of bias in Randomized Controlled Trials: meta-epidemiological studies to compare different strategies to combine characteristics associated with treatment effect
Supervisor: Agnès Dechartres
Co-supervisor: Patrick Bossuyt

That ESR8: Vo Tat Thang

Education: M.Sc in Comparative effectiveness research – University Paris Descartes (France)
Main institution: University of Ghent (Belgium)
Secondment institutions: University Paris Descartes (Paris, France), Cochrane (London, UK), University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Research topic: Estimation of causal effects from observational studies: how results obtained from different causal inference methods can be integrated in a meta-analyses approach.
Supervisor: Stijn Vansteelandt
Co-supervisor: Raphael Porcher

Sharp ESR9: Melissa Sharp

Education: Master of Public Health in Epidemiology – Columbia University (USA)
Main institution: University of Split (Croatia)
Secondment institutions: EQ (Oxford, UK), University Paris Descartes (Paris, France), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)
Research topic: Use of reporting guidelines as an educational intervention for teaching research methods and writing
Supervisor: Darko Hren
Co-supervisor: Lupe Goméz

ghannad ESR10: Mona Ghannad

Education: M. Sc in Cellular Molecular Medicine – University of Ottawa (Canada)
Main institution: University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Secondment institutions: University Paris Descartes (Paris, France), BMJ (London, UK), Cochrane (London, UK)
Research topic: Strategies for avoiding “spin” (i.e., distorted reporting) in research reports
Supervisor: Patrick Bossuyt
Co-supervisor: Isabelle Boutron

Korolyova ESR11: Anna Koroleva

Education: Master in Theoretical and applied linguistics – Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
Main institution: CNRS (France)
Secondment institutions: Cochrane (London, UK), EQ (Oxford, UK), University Paris Descartes (Paris, France)
Research topic: Assisted authoring for avoiding inadequate claims in scientific reporting
Supervisor: Patrick Paroubek
Co-supervisor: Patrick Bossuyt

Norman ESR12: Christopher Norman

Education: M.Sc in Computer Science – Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (Sweden)
Main institution: CNRS (France)
Secondment institutions: University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Cochrane (London, UK),
Research topic: Text mining for the systematic survey of diagnostic tests in published or unpublished literature
Supervisor: Aurélie Neveol
Co-supervisor: Mariska Leeflang

glonti ESR13: Ketevan Glonti

Education: M.Sc in European Public Health – Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
Main institution: University of Split (Croatia)
Secondment institutions: BMJ (London, UK), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)
Research topic: Peer-review content and communication process in a major biomedical journal
Supervisor: Darko Hren
Co-supervisor: Erik Cobo

Blanco ESR14: David Blanco

Education: Master in Mathematics and Applications – Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
Main institution: Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
Secondment institutions: BMJ (London, UK), University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK)
Research topic: Assessing interventions to improve reporting guidelines adherence
Supervisor: Erik Cobo
Co-supervisor: Jamie Kirkham

ESR15: Cecilia Superchi 

Education: M.Sc in Epidemiology and Public Health – Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
Main institution: Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
Secondment institutions: EQ (Oxford, UK), Cochrane (London, UK), University of Split (Split, Croatia)
Research topic: Measuring paper quality in health research
Supervisor: José Gonzalez
Co-supervisor: Darko Hren

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676207
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