Our trustees

Mike Clarke

Mike Clarke – Chair

Mike Clarke is one of the founders of Evidence Aid, helping to establish the initiative in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. He is Professor and Director of the All-Ireland Hub for Trials Methodology Research at the Centre for Public Health in Queen’s University Belfast. Before this, he was Director of the UK Cochrane Centre. Mike has worked on several large randomized trials and dozens of systematic reviews in a wide range of areas. As our volunteer Research Director Emeritus, Mike has advisory oversight on all Evidence Aid’s work.

Deborah Dixon

Deborah Dixon – Treasurer

Deborah Dixon is Global Editorial Director, Science and Medical Journals at Oxford University Press. With extensive global experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) journals and educational publishing, Deborah was previously Vice President, Global Publishing Director, Health Sciences, at John Wiley & Sons. She is involved in policy making related to publishing, along with science funding bodies and universities. Deborah was one of the founding Trustees of Evidence Aid.

Sue Wolstenholme

Sue Wolstenholme is Managing Director at Ashley Public Relations and has had a long career in PR and Communications. A previous President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, her clients have ranged from Amnesty International (where she re-launched their flagship Secret Policeman’s ball) to the Government of Moldova. A former Director of Communications at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Sue is an author and lectures in PR at the University of Exeter.

Philip Davies

Philip Davies

Philip Davies was a Lecturer in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College from 1992-2003. Subsequently, he was a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, and Deputy Director of the Government Social Research Service. Currently, Philip is Executive Director of Oxford Evidentia, a professional development and consulting company that promotes evidence-based policy.

Michael Stone

Michael Stone

Michael is a leading international specialist in the humanitarian sector. He has substantial experience of directing large scale emergency response operations with NGOs, the international Red Cross, and the United Nations. He has chaired coordination bodies, evaluated programmes for the Red Cross, EU, UN and Governments, prepared policy papers for senior politicians, and given specialist talks in numerous forums. Michael is President of the Alumni Association of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent, the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.