Date / Time

9:30 am 18/10/2018 -

5:00 pm 18/10/2018


Seminar 201, Level 2 - Cycad Building #1018, Long Pocket


The University of Queensland Long Pocket Campus

The University of Queensland Long Pocket Campus

About the Workshop

Systematic reviews of social interventions are a critical tool for evidence-based practice. The Campbell Collaboration is an international network of researchers responsible for producing and disseminating systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses products in the areas of Crime and Justice, Education, International Development, Social Welfare, Disabilities, Business and Management, and Knowledge Translation and Implementation. Using the Campbell Collaboration’s methodological guidelines, this workshop will provide applied training in systematic reviews of social interventions, and a brief introduction to other evidence syntheses products. Systematic review experts working with the Campbell Collaboration will provide participants with training and guidance across all stages of the systematic review process, including: conceptualisation, protocol development, meta-analysis and dissemination.

About the Presenters

Dr. Charlotte Gill is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Deputy Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University in the United States. She holds degrees in criminology and law from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Cambridge. Her primary research interests are community-based crime prevention and place-based approaches, particularly with juveniles and youth; community policing; program evaluation; and research synthesis. Dr. Gill has over ten years of experience in applied experimental and quasi-experimental research and systematic reviews. She is the co-editor of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group. She was recently awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship (2017-19) to study rural crime and safety, and received the Academy of Experimental Criminology’s Young Experimental Scholar award in 2012.

Dr Angela Higginson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland. She is co-Editor of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice coordinating group, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology. Dr Higginson is a quantitative criminologist with expertise in meta-analysis and systematic reviews, and her substantive research interests are in hate crime, youth gangs, anti-immigrant sentiment, and policing. She was recently awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) fellowship (2018-2020) to study ethnically-motivated youth hate crime in Australia.

Elizabeth Eggins is a Research Fellow in The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science and ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. She holds an undergraduate in Criminology and Psychology, Honours in Psychology and is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is the recipient of the Griffith University Medal (2010) and the American Society of Criminology Outstanding Field Trial Award (2017). Elizabeth is the Managing Editor for the Campbell Collaboration’s Crime and Justice Coordinating Group, has co-authored several systematic reviews, and has substantial experience managing large systematic reviews and evaluations of experimental social interventions. Her transdisciplinary research focuses on crime prevention, improving outcomes for vulnerable families, and advancing evidence-based practice through robust quantitative research methodology.

Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow (2010–2015), a Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland, and a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. She is the Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration’s Crime and Justice Coordinating Group, a fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Academy of Experimental Criminology and the Academy of the Social Sciences Australia, and the recipient of the 2016 ASC Division of Policing Distinguished Scholar Award, the 2013 Joan McCord Award and the 2010 Freda Adler Prize. Her research interests are in experimental criminology, policing, drug law enforcement, regulatory crime control, and crime prevention.


9:30-10:00am:   Welcome including morning tea
10:30am-12pm: Introduction to systematic reviews; Conceptualising and scoping a systematic review; Developing a protocol
12:00-1:00pm:   Lunch Break
1:00-2:30pm:     Information retrieval; Screening and coding documents
2:30 – 2:45pm:   Afternoon Tea Break
2:45 – 3:45pm:  Meta-analysis
3:45 – 4:45pm:   Presenting your results; Disseminating your results
4:45 – 5:00pm:   Next Steps