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Distinguished Visiting Professor
Name: James Thomas
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About Prof James Thomas

James Thomas is Professor of Social Research & Policy at the EPPI-Centre, and distinguished visiting professor at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg. His research is centred on improving policy and decision-making through more creative use and appreciation of existing knowledge. It covers substantive disciplinary fields – such as health promotion, public health and education – and also the development of tools and methods that support this work conducted both within University College London (UCL) and in the wider community. He has written extensively on research synthesis, including meta-analysis and methods for combining qualitative and quantitative research in ‘mixed method’ reviews; and also designed EPPI-Reviewer, software which manages data through all stages of a systematic review.