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 Editors

The 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.

Joint Coordinating Editor: 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.

Joint Coordinating Editor: Dr Hilary Thomson

        PMRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,

University of Glasgow,

Top floor, 200, Renfield Street

Glasgow, UK


Hilary is Senior Investigator Scientist within the  Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow. Hilary provides general support to CPH staff and editors. She provides methodological support, and acts as a final sign off editor for several of the 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 


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

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.

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
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