Professor Amanda Sowden

Professor Amanda Sowden is Deputy Director of the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York. Amanda has been involved in evidence synthesis for over fifteen years. Amanda’s research interests are focused on evaluating the effects of complex interventions, particularly those used in public health on health and health inequalities. She has contributed to method development including the production of guidance on narrative synthesis and the publication of a method for synthesising evidence about the differential effects of interventions.

She is a member of the PHRC Consortium Management Group. She is also an advisory group member for the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada) and on the Steering Group for the Health Promotion and Public Health Reviews Facility (EPPI-Centre, University of London). She has served on The Quality Assurance Board for The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and on the Campbell Collaboration Steering Group.

Involvement in the Public Health Research Consortium



  • Member of the PHRC Project Management Group, 2005-2011
  • Member of the PHRC Consortium Management Group, 2005-2011