Dr Ruth Garside Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis

Dr Ruth Garside is a social science researcher specialising in systematic review and evidence synthesis.

Dr Garside has over 15 years’ experience using quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate a range of health and social care questions. Her work has informed national policy customers including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Home Office.

Dr Garside is particularly interested in using a broad range of evidence to investigate complex public health issues and has a particular interest in methods of synthesis for qualitative research.

Her role at the Centre is to coordinate evidence synthesis across the streams of research and to help develop these methods within environment and human health. Her own focus will be on appraising health benefits from the environment.

Working with a range of international colleagues, Ruth is part of an evidence-based conservation working group led by Conservation International. This project is examining the links between conservation activities and human health. It is undertaking a review to map and critically assess the current evidence base documenting linkages between nature conservation and human health outcomes, more detail is available here.

See below for more information on other ongoing projects Dr Garside is involved in:

Non pharmacological interventions for ADHD delivered in school settings: a systematic review

Self-management strategies among adults with Type 2 diabetes: a synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research