Fast-track team

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The Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser, is responsible for strategic oversight of the Fast-Track Service.

The Senior Editorial Officer (TBA), provides managerial, editorial and communication support for the implementation of the Fast-Track Service.

Helen Wakeford is Managing Editor of the Fast-Track Service and manages the quality assessment, peer review process, editing and publication of Fast-Track Reviews.

The Editorial and Methods Administration Assistant (TBA) is Editorial Assistant for the Fast-Track Service and is responsible for supporting the editorial process, particularly peer review.

Robin Featherstone is the Information Specialist for the Editorial and Methods Department and provides feedback on the search methods for all reviews in the Fast-Track Service.

Liz Bickerdike, Sarah Hodgkinson, Nuala Livingstone and Newton Opiyo, Associate Editors for the Review Group Networks, provide methodological comments on Fast-Track Reviews within their respective Networks.

Toby Lasserson (Deputy Editor in Chief) and Ruth Foxlee (Senior Programme Manager) advise on quality control, methodological and content issues and provide input on strategic documents.

The core team is advised by the Senior Editors of the Review Group Networks with regards to the top priority reviews and knowledge gaps in their own Network. Senior Editors, along with members of their constituent CRGs, are invited to provide content expertise for Fast-Track Reviews within their remit.
If assessment of the review requires specialist methodological expertise, we involve the relevant Cochrane Methods group.