Professor James Thomas
Professor James Thomas is Professor of Social Research and Policy in the Department of Childhood, Families, and Health at the Institute of Education. He is the Director of the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre’s (EPPI – Centre) Reviews Facility for the Department of Health, England.
James’ main research interests are in developing methods for research synthesis, in particular for qualitative and mixed methods reviews and in using emerging information technologies such as text mining in research. He leads a module on synthesis and critical appraisal on the EPPI-Centre’s MSc in Research for Public Policy and Practice and development on the Centre’s in-house reviewing software, EPPI-Reviewer.