New Editor in Chief for the Campbell Collaboration

The Campbell Collaboration is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Vivian Welch as its first full-time Editor in Chief.

Vivian brings 20 years of systematic review experience with both Cochrane and Campbell, with a focus on clinical and policy relevance. Since 2010, she has led multidisciplinary methods research in collaboration with patients, clinicians, policy leaders, statistician, economists and other academics, leading to high-impact methods guidance. She has held several leadership positions both locally as director of the Methods Centre at the Bruyère Research Institute and globally as co-convenor of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group. She has held editorial roles since 1997, most recently as editor of the Cochrane Methods Journal and the BMC Research Methodology section on economic, social and ethical issues affecting implementation.

She is an avid runner and adventurer, bicycle commuter, recreational gardener, and enthusiastic Nordic ski coach.

The Editor in Chief is responsible for ensuring the quality of evidence synthesis studies published in the Campbell Library, supporting the editorial process of Campbell Coordinating Groups and the development of new Coordinating Groups, the development of standards for a broader range of evidence synthesis questions and approaches to be published in the Campbell Library, support to training for producers and users of Campbell evidence synthesis studies, and promoting the Campbell Collaboration.

Vivian can be reached at vwelch@campbellcollaboration.org.

We also take this opportunity to give our heartfelt thanks to Professor Julia Littell for her recent work as Editor in Chief and her many other contributions to Campbell over the years. We look forward to continuing to work with her at Campbell in other capacities.

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