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David Gough University College London, UK

David Gough is Professor of Evidence Informed Policy and Practice and the Director of SSRU and its EPPI-Centre. Prior to this he was senior research fellow at the University of Glasgow and professor at Japan Women’s University. His early research focused on child welfare policy including roles in the international, British and Japanese societies for the prevention of child abuse and being Co-Editor of Child Abuse Review. His interest in the study of research synthesis and research use started in 1988 by developing coding guidelines to systematically describe and assess the child abuse intervention literature. He also studies evidence use including starting the EIPPEE network, the Science of Using Science  project and the experimental evaluation of the RISE project to encourage evidence use in schools. He is Co-Managing Editor of the journal Evidence and Policy.