Risk factors for eye disease and injury: literature review

Appendix 1 Review term

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    Name

    Expertise

    Task

    Dr Janet Salisbury,
    Director, Biotext
    PhD and 8 years’ postdoctoral experience in experimental oncology; 15 years’ experience as a science information consultant (literature review, data evaluation, writing, editing and publication management).
    • Overall responsibility for project
    • Coordinating literature review
    • Developing search strategy
    Dr Hilary Cadman,
    Principal Consultant, Biotext
    PhD and 10 years’ postdoctoral experience in experimental immunology; MSc in science communication and 9 years’ experience as a science information consultant (literature review, data evaluation, writing, editing and publication management).
    • Managing literature review
    • Selecting included studies
    • Writing report
    Dr Malini Devadas PhD and postdoctoral experience in neuroscience; 5 years’ experience in science administration and science information consulting.
    • Developing search strategy
    • Selecting included studies
    • Reviewing articles
    • Writing report
    Dr Julie ChristiePhD in microbiology/ biochemistry; 5 years’ postdoctoral experience as scientific officer of Molecular Biology Facility, Australian National University.
    • Assessing literature
    Dr Fiona MackinnonPhD and postdoctoral experience in microbiology; 5 years’ experience as a medical writer (including clinical protocols, study reports, summaries, etc); Grad Cert in Evidence Based Medicine, Monash University (in progress).
    • Retrieving and assessing literature; critical appraisal
    Dr Dragan IllicPhD; Senior Lecturer, Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Monash University; 4 years’ experience in literature reviewing (including Cochrane reviews).
    • Reviewing literature (searching databases, sourcing and reviewing articles)
    Dr Emily YorkstonPhD in epidemiology and population health.
    • Reviewing literature for pterygium and ocular surface neoplasia (November 2008)
    Dr Ian MorganAssociate Director, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University.
    Head, Retina and Myopia Research Unit, ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science.
    Research interests: modifiable factors contributing to myopia (short-sightedness), epidemiology, retinal function, cellular/molecular control of eye growth.
    • Providing advice on the development of the scope of the review, formulating clinical questions and search terms.
    • Providing comments on draft review
    Dr Kathryn RoseSchool of Applied Vision Sciences, University of Sydney.
    Research interests: disorders of the visual system, eye conditions in childhood.
    Teaching interests: ophthalmology.
    • Providing advice on the development of the scope of the review, formulation of clinical questions and search terms.
    • Providing comments on draft review
    Thanks are also due to Ruth Pitt, Meg Heaslop, Carolyn Weiller,Peter Abbott and Cathy Frazer for assistance with reviewing some of the papers; Arran Dengate for setting up and managing the Endnote databases, and for reproducing and collating hard copies of all references; and Carolyn Weiller for reviewing and editing the draft text.