The Campbell Collaboration are pleased to announce the election of Jeremy Grimshaw as their new co-Chair. He takes office with immediate effect.
Jeremy Grimshaw is a Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine,
University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake.
He strongly believes that systematic reviews are the ‘right’ units of knowledge to inform public policy and personal decisions across all areas of human endeavour and that it is important to ensure that systematic reviews covering a broad range of topics are available for societies and their citizens.
His first systematic review of clinical practice guideline dissemination and implementation strategies was published in the Lancet in 1993. Since then he has completed 35 reviews (including 10 Cochrane reviews) on a wide range of topics. He is a long standing contributor to The Cochrane Collaboration. He was Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) group from 1997-2015. EPOC focusses on reviews of complex interventions to improve healthcare delivery and healthcare systems and sees its primary audience as policy makers and healthcare system leaders. He became the Director of Cochrane Canada in 2005 and focussed on building capacity and knowledge translation targeting a wide range of decision makers including consumers, healthcare professionals, managers and policy makers. In 2008, he led a wide ranging strategic review of The Cochrane Collaboration. He was the Co-Chair of The Cochrane Collaboration 2010-2014. He has been a member of the Society of Research Synthesis Methods since 2006.
He attended the two exploratory meetings that established the Campbell Collaboration and has participated in a number of Campbell activities since then. As Co-Chair of The Cochrane Collaboration, he worked to establish a formal partnership between Cochrane and the Campbell Collaboration recognising the potential synergies between two strong sister organisations. He also has worked with the Campbell Collaboration leadership on two global evidence synthesis activities (the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative and Evidence Synthesis International).