Our Team

Professor Geraldine Macdonald, Co-ordinating Editor

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4225      E-mail: c/o CDPLPG@qub.ac.uk

Geraldine Macdonald is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Bristol. She has had a close involvement with Cochrane since the mid-1990s and has served as the Archie Cochrane Research Fellow at Green College, University of Oxford. Her particular research interests include critical thinking and decision-making in social work; the evaluation of social welfare interventions; cognitive-behavioural therapy, and child protection and ethics.

Geraldine has been the Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Review group since its establishment in 1998.

Dr Joanne Wilson, Managing Editor

Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 3491      E-mail: CDPLPG@qub.ac.uk

Joanne is the Managing Editor of the Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems group. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the group, which has an editorial board of over 20 and an international membership of several hundred. Joanne works with our authors, guiding them through our editorial process, and providing them with the support and training needed to write Cochrane reviews. She also co-ordinates the work of our editors, statisticians and peer referees, who play a vital part in ensuring our reviews are of a high standard. Joanne joined CDPLP in October 2013. She holds an MPhil in Psychology and a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, both from Queen's University Belfast.

  Margaret Anderson, Information Specialist

Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 3604      E-mail: m.anderson@qub.ac.uk

Margaret works with our authors on all aspects of searching for studies, from developing a customised search strategy and running searches, to reporting the search methods used. She joined CDPLP in 2010 as a qualified librarian with 20 years' experience as a subject specialist in areas which included social work, education, sociology and midwifery.

Gemma O'Loughlin, Assistant Managing Editor

Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 1485    E-Mail: g.mcgimpsey@qub.ac.uk

Gemma updates information management systems and assists authors to set up accounts. She sources external referees to provide feedback on protocols/reviews/updates; ensures declarations of interests are completed, accurate and up to date; carries out reference checks; liaises with authors regarding dual authorship; updates social media and web pages for the group as well as general administrative tasks. Gemma joined the group in 2012. She graduated from Queen's Unviersity Belfast with a degree in Business Studies. She has gained administrative/clerical experience in private, public and charity organisations, as well as editorial experience with a charity journal. 

Gemma is currently on maternity leave until late October 2017. 

Editors

Professor Jane Barlow, University of Warwick, UK
Esther Coren, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Dr Donna Gillies, Cumberland Hospital, Australia
Professor Christian Gold,  Uni Health, Uni Research, Norway
Professor Philip Hazell, Sydney Medical School, Australia
Professor James Law, Newcastle University, UK
Professor Klaus Lieb, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
Dr Nuala Livingstone,  Queen's University Belfast, UK
Dr Stephen Milan, Lancaster University, UK
Professor Paul Montgomery,  University of Oxford, UK
Professor Harshpal Sachdev,  Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, India
Dr Yanina Sguassero, Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Argentina
Dr William Turner, University of Bristol, UK
Professor Katrina Williams,  University of Melbourne, Australia

Associate Editors

Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta,  Center for Global Child Health, Pakistan
Dr Kristine Egberts, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Adrienne Harvey,  Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
Dr Hege Kornør, Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Norway
Dr Abdullah Kraam,  South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Dr Ole Jakob Storebø, Region Zealand, Denmark

Statistical Editors

Dr Anna Chaimani, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dr Dimitris Mavridis (on sabbatical), University of Ioannina, Greece
D/Professor Emily Tanner-Smith (Campbell co-registered reviews), Peabody Research Institute, USA
A/Professor Therese Pigott (Campbell co-registered reviews), Loyola University Chicago, USA
Dr Jeff Valentine, University of Louisville, USA
Dr Areti-Aggeliki Veroniki, Greece
Dr Yinghui Wei, University of Plymouth, UK
Dr Penny Whiting (DTA reviews), Kleijnen Systematic Reviews, UK

Emeritus/Consultant Statisticians

Professor Julian Higgins, University of Bristol, UK
Dr Georgia Salanti,  University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Greece

Feedback Editor

Dr Jane Dennis, Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems, UK