Editorial Base

The work of Cochrane Public Health (CPH) is carried out by a dedicated group of volunteer editors and paid support staff. As well as providing feedback on reviews, the editorial team develop policies and guidelines for the Group to ensure reviews are of high quality and reflect the needs of end-users. 

Coordinating Editor

Coordinating Editors take a leadership role, guiding editorial policy and strategic direction. They also act as the Sign-off Editor on all protocols and reviews for publication.

Professor Luke Wolfenden


Professor, NHMRC Fellow (CDF II), Brawn Career Development Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

Manager, NSW Regional Health Partners

Program Manager, HNE Clinical Research Fellow, HNE Population Health

Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Luke is line manager to the CPH Managing Editor and provides general support to all CPH staff and editors. This includes methodological support, communication and the maintenance of national and international partnerships for systematic review development and utilisation. As CPH Coordinating editor, Luke acts as a final sign off editor for CPH protocols and reviews, working closely with Cochrane's Central Editorial Unit to ensure our publications are of the highest standard.

Managing Editor

The Managing Editor is usually the first point of contact for author teams, and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of CPH. This includes the editorial process, from title proposal to review publication. Managing Editors work closely with the Coordinating Editors, Editors, authors, peer-reviewers, and support staff to ensure that the objectives of CPH are met. CPH also works closely with other Managing Editors across Cochrane to ensure CPH processes are aligned.

 Managing Editor: Jodie Doyle

School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, 

NSW, Australia 


Assistant Managing Editor: Dr Sam McCrabb

School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle,
NSW, Australia 


Senior Methods Editor

The Senior Methods Editor's role is responsible for developing, implementing, refining and maintaining editorial processes to ensure that systematic reviews meet the methodological standards of Cochrane. The Senior Methods editor is responsible for providing methods leadership within CPH and will supervise and build the capacity of the Methods editor team.

Senior Methods Editor: Miranda Cumpston 

         School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

         Newcastle, NSW, Australia



Knowledge Translation (KT) Manager

The KT Manager's role is to assist author teams to increase CPH review relevance, accessibility and use in decision-making.

KT Manager: Dr Meghan Finch

         School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Research Associates and Interns

Research Associates and Interns work collaboratively with other members within the CPH structure to provide leadership and research capacity.

Research Associates: Dr Serene Yoong, Dr Melanie Kingsland, and Dr Rebecca Hodder (University of Newcastle, Australia)

Research Interns: Courtney Barnes, Cassandra ('Cat') Lane, and Emma Doherty (University of Newcastle, Australia)

The editors all have the opportunity to review title proposals (via submitted Review Proposal  Forms - RPFs) from prospective author teams. Each registered review is allocated a contact editor, whose role it is to compile and add to comments from the alloted Statistical editor, Methods editor and Information specialist and, at stage two of the editorial process, the external referees, for presentation to the athor team.The Editors

Contact Editors

Miranda Cumpston

Dr Jonathan Shepherd

Mr Daniel Francis

Dr Philip Baker

Simon Ellis

Dr Ruth Turley

Dr Vittal Katikireddi

Dr GJ Melendez-Torres

Dr Rebecca Armstrong

Solange Durao

Methods Editors 

Miranda Cumpston (Senior Method Editor)

Dr Kate O'Brien

Dr Alix Hall

Dr Sam McCrabb

Dr Anke Rohwer

Asst Prof Lorainne Tudor Car

Dr Eva Rehfuess

Dr Erik von Elm

Dr Gerald Gartlehner

Dr Ursula Griebler

Dr Michele Hilton-Boon

Dr Rebecca Hodder

Statistical Editors

Professor Sreekumaran Nair

Dr Reza Yousefi-Nooraie

Ruth Dundas

Information Specialists

Irma Klerings

Valerie Wells

Editorial Advisors 

Editorial advisors undertake a variety of roles, according to expertise and interest, including providing advice to the editorial group on policies, and/or contributing to review proposal assessments.

Dr Mark Petticrew

Dr Rob Anderson

Professor Maureen Dobbins

Dr Ruhi Saith