Dr. Julian Hirt Research Fellow

Dr. Julian Hirt, joined the research group in 2021 and co-coordinated the COVID-evidence and the PragMeta project, both SNSF-funded living public databases of randomized trials assessing interventions to treat or prevent COVID-19 (COVID-evidence) and randomized trials with different degrees of pragmatism (PragMeta). Using these databases, he performed evidence syntheses and meta-research within a team of national and international collaborators. He did his doctoral studies with a focus on dementia care research at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and is a lecturer and research fellow at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences where he is mainly working on evidence syntheses and meta-research in dementia. He is a core team member of the Library of Guidance for Health Scientists (LIGHTS) and co-developed RefHunter, a platform and expert initiative for systematic literature search.