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Jun Xia , MSc, BA

Managing Director

Jun is the Director of Evidence Synthesis Unit in SRS. She is a healthcare research methodologist by training and holds academic appointments at The University of Nottingham and King's College London. Jun has over ten years of experience on secondary evidence synthesis in healthcare research. She has collaborated extensively across several Cochrane group as authors, peer reviewers or external editor. Jun led over 60 systematic review workshops around the globe and published over 30 Cochrane systematic reviews. She has participated in the WHO stakeholder involvement research for the development of clinical guideline on Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever. Jun is has experience of using GRADE in clinical practice guideline development and has co-led workshops on GRADE.

Mohammed T. Ansari , MD

Consultant scientist

Mohammed is a clinical research methodologist with expertise in Evidence-based Medicine methods and meta-research. As an Adjunct Professor, he is also affiliated with the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Ottawa.
Mohammed has 10+ years of experience in meta-research, teaching and meta-research methods development. He is also involved in clinical practice guideline development projects. Mohammed is a member of the GRADE working group, has worked on Cochrane Methods projects (MECIR standards and ROBINS-I tool) and research methods guide for the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Mohammed has previously served as Associate Director for two large Evidence-based Practice Centre contracts as well as Associate Editor for AHRQ’s Evidence-based Practice Center program, peer reviewed for government funding agencies in Canada, US, UK and Germany and participated in various advisory panels. Mohammed holds Master in Clinical Trials Research Methodology and Master of Philosophy (clinical trials) degrees. He previously trained in Internal Medicine and also completed a two year Fellowship program in systematic review methodology.

Hong-Chun Chen 

Business Development Manager

Ms Chen majored in clinical medicine at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and worked as a pediatrician for 5 years. She has over 20 years of experience in health sciences industry. Before joining SRS, she was a Senior Sales Manager at Abbott Healthcare & Research, leading sales and client solutions. She is a creative problem-solver with a wealth of knowledge and experience on market analysis, sales strategy development, operational risk assessment and prevention, budget planning. During her professional career, Ms Chen has led her team achieved outstanding sales performance, fostered important corporate client relationship, and led expansion of small/medium sized enterprises. She joined SRS in 2015, leading a team promoting and delivering EBM related workshops in mainland China.

Nicola Clark , MSc


Nicola Clark studied Psychology and Physiology at Oxford University, St Edmund Hall. She then did a Masters in Health Psychology at Surrey University, with a dissertation on Tranquillizer Dependency. Nicola was a Founding Member of the European Violence in Psychiatry Group and was asked to speak at the Karolinska Institute, part of the Nobel Foundation on violence in detained psychiatric patients in Feb 1998. She was an editor on Health and the International Tourist (Routledge 1995) and has written a large number of scientific papers. She joined the Systematic Review Solutions team in 2017.

Margueritte Mabry White , M.D

Physician Scientist & Editor

Margueritte is a physician, medical writer and editor. She has edited and aided in the publication of numerous Cochrane Systematic Reviews covering a wide range of topics and is a graduate of the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshops offered at McMaster's University in Ontario, Canada. She had a long career in academic medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and was also involved in research at a Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology.
Margueritte received her medical degree in the U.S. from Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, completed her residency training at Mount Sinai, School of Medicine in New York and her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research at the University of Colorado, in Denver, Colorado. She also pursued graduate training in molecular biology at the same institution. Margueritte served on the faculty in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she carried out laboratory-based research on hypoxia and vascular reactivity with grant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. She is the author of several scientific publications in top peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Physiology and Endocrine Reviews, has written numerous health-related articles for patients, physicians and educators, published a book and edited over 300 scientific articles that have been submitted to peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Sai Zhao , MSc, BSc

Senior Systematic Reviewer

With a background in evidence-based nursing, Sai has over four years systematic review experience. Sai has published 5 Cochrane reviews to date. After completing her Cochrane training, she received a 6-month full-time placement with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. She is a registered author with 4 Cochrane groups (schizophrenia, incontinence, dementia and cognitive improvement, and hepato-biliary)

Fang Qi , MSc, BSc

Biostatistician & Systematic Reviewer

Fang has Masters degree in epidemiology and health statistics. She has experience of performing survival analysis, multivariate statistical analysis, discriminant analysis, Bayesian network construction, statistical pattern recognition and data mining (PCA, PLS, RF, SVM, NN and so on). Before joining SRS, Fang worked at the Tianjin Institute of Haematology and Blood Disease Hospital, China. She is a competent user of a range of statistical packages, including R, SAS, SPSS and RevMan. With in-house training in systematic review methods and hands-on experience, Fang also performs as a systematic reviewer with SRS.

Qian Wu , MSc, BSc

Research Associate

Qian studied evidence-based nursing in Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She joined SRS in 2017 as a research associate and has, since, been working under the supervision of Ms Sai Zhao on several Cochrane systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of pharmacological therapies on various health conditions.

Ting-Ting Liu , MSc, BSc

Research Associate

Ting has a background in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). She also studied medical statistics and has a particular interest in evidence based medicine as applied in TCM. Ting joined SRS in 2017 and has been actively involved in the production of a range of systematic reviews, including intervention review, risk factor reviews and network meta-analysis.

Sitong Dong , MSc, BSc

Biostatistician & Systematic Reviewer

Sitong holds a MSc in Psychology. While working at SRS, she is also currently undertaking her PhD in Occupational Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Sitong is an experienced systematic reviewer with sound knowledge of medical statistics, and experience of both qualitative and quantitative analysis. She is a competent user of a range of statistical packages including, SPSS, STATA, Nvivo and RevMan. She is currently involved with several major Cochrane systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of anti-psychotic medication for people with schizophrenia. Prior to joining SRS, she worked in the Department of Paediatrics in xijing Hospital.

Wei Zhang 

Marketing & Event Officer

Wei joined SRS in 2015 as an event officer. She is responsible for the marketing and execution of all workshops/marketing events/summits under the SRS branding. Wei has a wealth of experience in digital marketing and communication. Since joining SRS, she design and established two key social media networks (Weibo and Wechat), which collectively have over 10k subscribers.

Qing-Lan Meng 

Accountant & Office Manager

Qing-Lan joined SRS in 2014. She has over 14 years of experience in finance and auditing. Besides the usual finance and accounting responsibilities, she also deals with general billing and finance queries from clients.

Expert Consultant

Professor Phil Wiffen

Methodologist & Editor

Phil is the expert consultant at SRS. He is a clinical pharmacist by background specialising in chronic pain medicine.
Phil’s main work has been with the Cochrane Pain, palliative and Supportive Care Group involved with the production of systematic reviews in pain and palliative care. He has authored two books, has published over 200 peer reviewed publications and is Editor in Chief of an international pharmacy journal. In addition he holds the title of visiting Professor for the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bath UK.

Richard Kirubakaran, MSc, BSc


Richard is a Biostatistician with the South Asian Cochrane Network and Centre and the Prof.BV Moses and ICMR Centre for Advance Research & Training in Evidence-Informed healthcare, ( ( providing statistical support in all projects undertaken by the centre, along with conducting training workshops at the centre on Evidence Based Medicine.

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