Karla Soares-Weiser - Editor in Chief, Cochrane Library
Karla is responsible for ensuring that the Cochrane Library meets its strategic goals: that the quality is of high quality and relevant to the needs of stakeholders. She also has responsibility for working with Cochrane’s publishers and others to ensure that the presentation and delivery of Cochrane content is optimal – and that it is accessible to and actionable by decision makers. Finally, she shares responsibility for ensuring that product is sustainable, and that Cochrane develops its methods appropriately, and that review authors, editorial teams and the methods community are all supported in helping to deliver high quality, high impact products and services.
Nazia Afzal - Personal Assistant to the Editor in Chief
Nazia provides administrative, organisational, and logistical service to the Editor in Chief and Editorial and Methods Department (EMD) leadership team, helping them to manage and prioritise their time and to support the strategic aims and operational activities of the department.
Rachel Marshall - Senior Editorial Officer
Rachel leads editorial projects and plans for making Cochrane reviews more accessible, supports the Deputy Editor in Chief on projects relevant to the Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks, supports communications between the Editorial and Methods Department and other departments in the Cochrane Executive Team, and implements the agreed quality assurance process for high-profile reviews.
Toby Lasserson - Deputy Editor in Chief
Toby works closely with the Editor in Chief to deliver the objectives and targets of the Cochrane’s Editorial and Methods Department. Toby supports the Editor in Chief by leading our global review production operations and helps to implement our goal of offering high-quality, relevant, up-to-date systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence that informs health decision-making around the world. Toby also supports the strategic and editorial development of the Cochrane Library according to user needs, and ensures the Library remains a premier international source of healthcare evidence. Toby works closely with and supports the Cochrane Review Groups.
Helen Wakeford - Fast Track Managing Editor
As Managing Editor of Cochrane's Fast-Track Service, Helen supports the efficient and timely publication of high-quality, high-impact systematic reviews. She contributes to the strategic development of the service, and manages the editorial process from assessment of submitted reviews through to publication.
Network Senior Editors:
Lisa Bero, Robert Boyle, Michael Brown, Cindy Farquhar, Nicole Skoetz and Peter Tugwell
The Senior Editors work with the eight Cochrane Networks to help overcome the challenges that Cochrane faces in review production, thereby ensuring high quality reviews that are produced through timely editorial publication processes and guided by a prioritisation of topics of interest to stakeholders. Each Senior Editor is responsible for implementing the Network Strategic plan, with a particular emphasis on supporting review production and capacity, evaluating Network scope and prioritisation of topics, fostering collaboration within the Network and with the wider Cochrane community, supporting knowledge translation to increase the impact of Cochrane reviews, and ensuring accountability and sustainability of the Network.
- Lisa Bero: Public Health and Health Systems Network
- Robert Boyle: Children and Families Network
- Michael Brown: Acute and Emergency Care Network
- Robert Boyle: Mental Health and Neuroscience Network
- Cindy Farquhar: Abdomen and Endocrine Network
- Michael Brown: Circulation and Breathing Network
- Nicole Skoetz: Cancer Network
- Peter Tugwell: Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory Network
Network Associate Editors:
Liz Bickerdike, Sarah Hodgkinson, Nuala Livingstone, Jennifer Hilgart and Rachel Richardson
The Associate Editors work with the eight Cochrane Senior Editors to develop and support processes for quality assuring Cochrane Reviews, with a particular emphasis of put processes and activities in place to ensure the development of high quality reviews in a timely manner, consistent and improved editorial processes, and to identify capacity-building needs and opportunities to accomplish those tasks. They also help the Senior Editors to support prioritisation activities, and integrate knowledge translation and dissemination activities and ensuring access in appropriate formats for key stakeholders.
- Liz Bickerdike: Acute and Emergency Care Network
- Sarah Hodgkinson: Children and Families Network; Circulation and Breathing Network
- Nuala Livingstone: Mental Health and Neuroscience Network; Cancer Network
- Rachel Richardson: Abdomen and Endocrine Network
- Jennifer Hilgart: Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory Network; Public Health and Health Systems Network
Sera Tort - Clinical Editor
Sera leads the Cochrane team preparing Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs). Sera is involved in all the stages of CCA production and publication, communication with associate editors and clinical advisors, and promotion of CCAs in webinars and workshops. Sera also works on a feasibility study to support authors from Iberoamerica to improve the quality of their reviews at any stage of the editorial process and ensure publication in the Cochrane Library.
Jane Burch - Editor
Jane assists the Cochrane team preparing Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs). Jane is involved in all the stages of CCA production and publication, communication with associate editors and clinical advisors, and promotion of CCAs in webinars and workshops.
John Hilton - Senior Editor, Publishing Operations
John oversees publishing operations for the Cochrane Library, including the management and publication of Editorials, Comments, Special Collections and other content, and contributing to the development and implementation of new features and editorial policies, in collaboration with the Cochrane Library product team and Cochrane’s publishers. John also oversees the strategic development of Cochrane’s copy-editing service and related Cochrane Style Manual.
Christine Schorfheide - Assistant Editor
Christine supports the development of editorial and publishing policy, the publishing strategy for Cochrane content, and daily publishing operations.
(Christine is currently on maternity leave)
Justin Mann - Assistant Editor
Justin supports publishing operations for the Cochrane Library and the development of editorial and publishing policies.
Monaz Mehta - Editor, Knowledge Translation
Monaz manages the development and publication of content related to the dissemination and use of Cochrane articles, including Special Collections, Cochrane Review related content (including Podcasts and Journal Club), and Cochrane Library browse. Monaz works closely with the Knowledge Translation (KT) Department.
Elizabeth Royle - Copy-editing Manager
Elizabeth manages the copy-editing of Cochrane Reviews and Protocols, including managing a team of freelance copy-editors, and ensuring a timely and high-quality copy-editing service for CRGs. Elizabeth also develops the Cochrane Style Manual, provides advice on other copy-editing activities, and takes part in related strategic initiatives.
Denise Mitchell - Senior Copy Editor
Denise copy-edits Cochrane Reviews, including urgent and complex reviews. Denise also supports the Copy-editing Manager in ensuring the smooth running of the copy-editing service.
Kayleigh Kew - Senior Editor, Methods
Kayleigh leads the methods team within the EMD and has overall responsibility for developing and implementing the methods strategy. Kayleigh supports the Editor in Chief in delivering the targets and objectives of the EMD and works closely with other CET departments on projects relating to methods. Kayleigh also has strategic oversight of the Methods Support Unit (MSU).
Kerry Dwan - Methods Support Unit Lead and Statistical Editor
Kerry leads the Methods Support Unit (MSU). The MSU provides methodological and statistical advice on Cochrane protocols, reviews and updates. She also delivers training on common statistical errors and works with the Statistical Methods Group on developing guidance relating to the implementation of statistical methods in Cochrane Reviews.
Andrew Anglemyer - Epidemiology Editor
Andrew provides methodological and statistical advice and peer review on reviews and protocols submitted to the Methods Support Unit. He specialises in reviews including non-randomised studies. He also works on the development of editorial tools in order to assist Cochrane authors and Review Groups.
Theresa Moore - Systematic Review Methodology Editor
Theresa provides methodological advice and peer review on reviews and protocols submitted to the Methods Support Unit. She also works on the development of editorial tools in order to assist Cochrane authors and Review Groups.
Ella Flemyng - Methods Implementation Co-ordinator
Ella provides strategic support to facilitate methods activities and infrastructural support to the Cochrane methods community and its representative groups, including the Methods Executive and Scientific Committee. Ella manages methods-related projects that include strategies, policies and processes to advance and implement methodological developments to improve the quality of Cochrane Reviews.
Froeks Kamminga - Methods Liaison Officer
Froeks provides part-time support to the Methods Implementation Co-ordinator. She is the first point of contact for Methods Groups and any external methods-related enquiries. She develops and maintains the Cochrane Methods website and MECIR online; produces the Cochrane Methods Annual Report; manages the Strategic Methods Fund; organizes methods training events and annual methods symposia; and facilitates communication with the Cochrane Scientific Committee and the Methods Executive.
Ruth Foxlee - Senior Programme Manager
Ruth oversees key projects related to EMD targets, line manages the EiC Office team and works to ensure co-ordination of projects and work programmes across all the EMD units. She provides operational input and intelligence to the Editor in Chief. She also supports the Editor in Chief in preparing and managing budgets, and ensure close joint working between EMD teams and other stakeholders, including the other CET departments.
Lisa Bero - Senior Research Integrity Editor
The Senior Research Integrity Editor provides leadership and guidance on research, policy development and implementation, support, and advocacy related to research integrity.
Stephanie Boughton - Research Integrity Editor
Stephanie’s role is to support and strengthen Cochrane’s commitment to independence, transparency and integrity in healthcare research through advocacy, policy development and implementation, and community outreach. She will also have a key role in supporting implementation of Cochrane's revised Conflict of Interest policy and managing conflict of interest cases.
Robin Featherstone - Information Specialist
Robin has a key role in the development of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Cochrane Library search features and leads the Cochrane Library Search Testing Group. She also works on PICO annotation and the Linked Data Project, the Centralised Search Service and the Cochrane Register of Studies. She provides information retrieval advice and services to the Central Executive Team (CET) and is a member of the Cochrane Information Specialist (CIS) Support Team.
Graham Smith - Project Manager
Graham supports the Cochrane Library Product Manager on the implementation of the Cochrane Library product development roadmap. He is responsible for providing project management services to the highest priority EMD projects by developing an agreed framework for management and reporting, and supporting colleagues to manage their projects efficiently and transparently.
Maria Gerardi - Project Support Officer
Maria provides project support to the EMD Team, particularly to the Editor in Chief in relation to the CRG Transformation Programme. She also supports Cochrane’s Funding Arbiters, manages case referrals and is the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Leticia Rodrigues - EMD Administration Officer
Leticia supports the EMD Project Support Officer and provides administrative support for EMD, the CRG Transformation programme and Fast Track Service. She provides diary and meeting support to EMD Team Leaders and also supports the CRG Network Senior Editors and Associate Editors.