The Education Coordinating Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Sean Grant as its new Managing Editor. Sean is a Research Assistant and DPhil Candidate at the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford. He has an MSc with distinction in Evidence Based Social Intervention from Oxford, and holds Honours Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude as Valedictorian. Sean is supported for his DPhil through a linked Clarendon Fund—Green Templeton College Annual Fund Scholarship.
Sean’s primary research interest is the evaluation of social interventions. His DPhil thesis focuses on the development and dissemination of a CONSORT extension for reporting randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of complex social interventions. Recently, he has been collaborating on a systematic review and meta-analysis for Campbell’s Social Welfare Coordinating Group on the effects of home visiting programmes for the elderly. He also has several years experience in researching and delivering targeted interventions for young adults who misuse alcohol. In addition to his research, Sean consults for the UK-based charity Family Links on the evaluation of their Nurturing Programme, and lectures on the graduate-level systematic review course in his department at Oxford.