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About the editors

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Richard D. Riley is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Birmingham, having previously held posts at the Universities of Keele, Liverpool and Leicester. He is focused on statistical and methodological research for prognosis and meta-analysis, and supports clinical projects in these areas. He is also a Statistics Editor for the BMJ and a co-convenor of the Cochrane Prognosis Methods Group. Prof Riley co-leads a summer school in Prognosis Research Methods, and leads a number of statistical training courses for risk prediction and meta-analysis. Tweet: @Richard_D_Riley.


Professor Danielle van der Windt received her academic training in epidemiology in the Netherlands at the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research of the VU University in Amsterdam where she worked in a programme of research on the diagnosis, prognosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders and other common conditions. She is currently a Professor of Primary Care Epidemiology at Keele University, and is part of the School of Medicine's executive management team and co-director of the Centre for Prognosis Research.


Professor Peter Croft is Emeritus Professor of Primary Care Epidemiology at Keele University. Previously, he worked as a General Practitioner in Newcastle-under-Lyme, before training as an epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council's Environmental Epidemiology Unit in Southampton, and at the Arthritis Research Campaign's Epidemiology Research Unit in Manchester.


Professor Karel G.M. Moons is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at Utrecht University. He is Director of Research in the management team of the Julius Center, and leads the research programme 'Methodology'. Since 2005 also he has an Adjunct Professorship at VanderBilt University, Nashville, USA. Having obtained his PhD in Epidemiology at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA in 2002, and at Tokai University, Japan.

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