Dr Zbys Fedorowicz graduated from the Royal Dental Hospital, University of London. His clinical experience includes postings in Holland, South Africa, Namibia and over the last 30 years in the Middle East. He served two terms of office on the board of governors of the Cochrane Collaboration and has over the last 15 years published 60 Cochrane Systematic Reviews, several of which supported his PhD thesis. Prior to returning to the UK he was employed as a Consultant at the Ministry of Health in Bahrain, and an advisor at The Prime Ministers Court Kingdom of Bahrain. His principal skills are in the methodology of systematic reviews and clinical guideline development. He currently works as a research consultant.