Editors

To undertake our daily business at the editorial base Cochrane Common Mental Disorders requires the support of a committed team of editors who are experienced in the content of our scope, Cochrane methods and the statistical techniques involved in systematic reviewing.

To ensure that we have this necessary subject knowledge and experience amongst our members we have four categories of editors: Content Editor; Consumer Editor; Methodology Editor; Statistical Editor. These individuals are essential for maintaining the quality, accuracy and relevance of our systematic reviews.

Our editors work closely with our Managing Editor who co-ordinates editorial activity. Our Feedback Editor helps us deal with any comments on a Cochrane Review or Protocol received at any time after publication through the Cochrane Library comments function.


Content Editors

Our evidence covers a broad range of topics and needs to be relevant to a range of difference stakeholders. To help ask the right questions we require the support of subject specialists who can provide expert content advice. The input of these individuals is essential for maintaining the quality, accuracy and relevance of our systematic reviews.

Our content experts have a diverse background and bring a mix of expertise gained from (but not limited to):

  • Working as a health practitioner or in other roles linked to mental health and wellbeing
  • Policy related activites

Current Content Editors include:

  • Corrado Barbui, University of Verona, Italy
    • Coordinator Cochrane Global Mental Health
  • Rachel Churchill, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
    • Co-ordinating Editor, CCMD
  • Georgie Cox, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Simon Davies, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Giuseppe Guaiana, Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital and Western University, Canada
  • Simon Gilbody, Hull York Medical School and University of York, UK
  • Sarah Hetrick, Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand 
    • Co-ordinating Editor CCMD; Lead CCMD - Children & Young People's Satellite
  • Ann John, Swansea University Medical School, UK 
    • Lead CCMD - Suicide & Self-Harm Satellite
  • Brett Thombs, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Canada
  • Katrina Witt, Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia
    • Senior Editor CCMD - Children & Young People's and Suicide & Self-Harm Satellites

Consumer Editors

Our consumer editors are volunteers who regularly contribute to peer review activities they bring a mix of expertise gained from (but not limited to):

  • Lived experience (including as a carer or close friend/relative)
  • Volunteering and/or working with charities and community groups

Many of our consumer editors provide a link to a wealth of expertise held by others based at their associated organisations/workplace or personal networks. 

Current Consumer Editors include:

  • Karen Morley, UK
  • Sue Rees, UK
  • Fiona Rose, UK
  • Jean Sellar-Edmunds, UK
  • Verity Westgate, UK
  • Emma Williams, UK

Methodology Editors

  • Jennifer Brown, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
    • Editorial base systematic reviewer, CCMD
  • Peter Coventry, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
    • Feedback Editor, CCMD
  • Georgie Cox, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Corrado Barbui, University of Verona, Italy
    • Coordinator Cochrane Global Mental Health
  • Philippa Davies, University of Bristol, UK
  • Giuseppe Guaiana, Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital and Western University, Canada
  • Markus Kösters, Department of Psychiatry II, Ulm University, Germany
  • Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Spain
  • Marianna Purgato, University of Verona, Italy
    • Coordinator Cochrane Global Mental Health
  • David Marshall, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
  • Nick Meader, CCMD, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
    • Senior Methodology Editor and systematic reviewer, CCMD
  • Lindsay Robertson, CCMD, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
    • Editorial base systematic reviewer, CCMD
  • Mark Rodgers, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
  • Brett Thombs, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Canada
  • Noortje Uphoff, CCMD, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
    • Editorial base systematic reviewer, CCMD
  • Katrina Witt, Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia
    • Senior Editor CCMD Children & Young People's and Suicide & Self-Harm Satellites

Statistical Editors

  • Kerry Dwan, Cochrane, UK
  • Nick Meader, CCMD, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
  • Mark Simmonds, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
  • Gill Worthy, UK


Feedback Editor

  • Peter Coventry, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK


Managing Editor

  • Jess Hendon, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK