More Campbell Methods groups

There are several working groups and joint Cochrane-Campbell groups that conduct research and develop guidelines and recommendations for specific components of research synthesis. These groups are forums for discussion on research models, and provide advice on specific topics of methodology and methods policy. They also provide training and support to reviewers, editors, and those who wish to undertake a systematic review.

Cochrane-Campbell Methods groups

We work closely with two groups in our sibling organisation Cochrane, to ensure that guidance given by the two organisations is similar.

Economics Methods

Luke Vale
Newcastle University, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Economics Methods website

Equity Methods

Mark Petticrew
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Equity Methods website

Peter Tugwell
University of Ottawa, Canada

Vivian Welch
Bruyere Research Institute, Canada
[email protected]

Jennifer Petkovic
Bruyere Research Institute, Canada
[email protected]

Other Methods specialists

Statistics Methods

Ariel Aloe
University of Northern Iowa
Email: [email protected]


Jeff Valentine
University of Louisville
E-mail: [email protected]

Bernd Weiss
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
E-mail: [email protected]


Campbell Methods working groups

Qualitative evidence synthesis

This working group is developing guidelines for Campbell and Collaboration for Environmental Evidence on Qualitative Evidence Synthesis (QES). QES are systematic reviews of the findings of qualitative research on a specific topic or phenomenon. They can be stand-alone or relate to a specific quantitative review.

Chair: Ruth Garside, University of Exeter, UK

Alison Bethel, University of Exeter, UK
Andrew Booth, University of Sheffield, UK
Margaret Cargo, University of Canberra, Australia
Karin Hannes, KU Leuven, Belgium
Becca Lovell, University of Exeter, UK
Biljana Macura, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden
Noreen Orr, University of Exeter, UK
Heather Munthe-Kass, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Rebecca Rees, University College London, UK
Michael Saini, University of Toronto, Canada
Birte Snilstveit, 3ie, UK

Guidelines for overviews of reviews

Chairs: Betsy Kristjansson, University of Ottawa, Canada and Brandy Maynard, St. Louis University, USA

Joshua Polanin, American Institutes for Research, USA
Maren Duvendack, University of East Anglia, UK
Hugh Waddington, 3ie, UK

Guidelines for non-randomised studies

Chair: Ariel Aloe, University of Iowa, USA

Information retrieval

This group supports the work of review authors, and develops methodology and documentation to ensure the high quality and reproducibility of searches for Campbell reviews. The working group also explores innovative methods to search for and identify studies for reviews across the social science disciplines.

Sarah Young, Carnegie Mellon University, co-convener
Ciara Keenan, Campbell UK & Ireland, co-convener

Alison Bethel, University of Exeter, UK
Alison Kinengyere, Makerere University-College of Health Sciences, Uganda
Amy Riegelman, University of Minnesota, USA
Anne Wade, Concordia University, Canada
Brynhildur Axelsdottir, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Norway
Claire Stansfield, EPPI-Centre, UK
Daies Idiculla, Gulf Medical University, UAE
David Pickup, Concordia University, Canada
Donna Beck, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jinhui Tian, Lanzhou University, China
Johan Mohamad Mir, Dr Zakir Husain Library, India
John Eyers, 3ie, UK
Karianne Hammerstrom, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Norway
Kate Ghezzi-Kopel, Cornell University, USA
Morwenna Rogers, University of Exeter, UK
Nasra Gathoni, Aga Khan University, Kenya
Quenby Mahood, Institute for Work and Health, Canada
Ryan Splenda, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Sølvi Biedilæ, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Norway
Tandi Lwoga, College of Business Education, Tanzania
Vasumathi Sriganesh, QMed Knowledge Foundation, India
Vivian Welch, Campbell Collaboration, Canada
Neal Haddaway, SEI Stockholm, Sweden
Erin Eldermire, Cornell University, USA
Johan Mohammad Mir, Jamia Milia Islamia, India
Daniel Comandé, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Argentina
Bjørn Viinholt, The Danish Center for Social Science Research, Denmark


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