Dear Cochrane community colleagues,
I am writing to inform you that after 14 years working with Cochrane our Head of Learning and Support, Miranda Cumpston, has decided now is the time to pursue new life and career opportunities and sadly will be leaving us at the end of the year.
Miranda has led the Learning and Support Department in its current form since 2015, developing a team that now oversees Central Executive leadership and support in the areas of Cochrane’s learning and development activities across the organization. Miranda has been Cochrane’s lead on author training whilst overseeing the launch of Cochrane Training (http://training.cochrane.org) with a suite of fabulous online learning resources and support for Cochrane Editors, Group staff, consumers, methodologists and other contributors.
During her many years with Cochrane Miranda has worked with all our contributor Groups on the implementation of new policies, processes, methods and technologies; and more recently has also been heavily involved in Cochrane’s governance reforms, including the establishment of Cochrane’s Governing Board, new electoral processes and related structures. Through her work in these areas she has made a wide-ranging and long-lasting contribution to Cochrane’s present strength and future development, for which we are immensely grateful. We will miss her enormously: not only for her wide-ranging expertise, passionate commitment to Cochrane’s mission, and influential contributions to many Central Executive activities; but also for the kindness, consideration, conscientiousness and good humour which she extended to all her colleagues.
Miranda leaves us at the end of December so there is still time and opportunity to thank her for her outstanding service. We will be working together with the Senior Management and Learning & Support teams over the coming weeks to review the current structure and work priorities of Cochrane’s learning and development, methods, user and consumer support; and we will communicate our plans to you before the end of the year.
Mark G. Wilson
Chief Executive Officer