About us

We are Cochrane review authors and editors, convenors of Cochrane Methods Groups, clinicians, clinical epidemiologists, data managers, information specialists, methodologists, and statisticians.

The Director of the Evidence Integration team, Professor Angela Webster, has previously worked served as Deputy Coordinating Editor for Cochrane Kidney and Transplant and as a funding arbiter for Cochrane, focussing on resolution of conflicts of interest with authors, peer reviewed and editors, in the broader landscape of research integrity. She is currently part of the Editorial Team with Cochrane Kidney and Transplant and is part of a working group formed focussing on research integrity within Cochrane.

Within the team sits the editorial base of Cochrane Breast CancerCochrane Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group, and Medical Test Research group. The team additionally frequently writes reviews with multiple Cochrane groups.

 

Work

The group conducts Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic reviews using a wide range of methods: meta-analysis, prospective meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, individual participant data meta-analysis, rapid reviews. These systematic reviews cover a wide range of trials looking at interventions, prognosis, and aetiology of a variety of conditions.

Recent examples of systematic reviews completed by Professor Angela Webster look at the aetiology of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C1 and the safety of solid organ transplantation in patients with a history of melanoma2.

 

Funding and collaborators

Funders include the NHMRC and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR, UK). Our collaborators include the global Cochrane network, collaborative trial groups in Australia, New Zealand and internationally, and federal agencies.

 

Contact us

Cochrane Breast Cancer: ctc.cochrane@sydney.edu.au

Cochrane PMA: cochranePMA@ctc.usyd.edu.au

 

References

  1. Waller, K. M., De La Mata, N. L., Kelly, P. J., Ramachandran, V., Rawlinson, W. D., Wyburn, K. R., & Webster, A. C. (2019). Residual risk of infection with blood‐borne viruses in potential organ donors at increased risk of infection: systematic review and meta‐analysis. Medical Journal of Australia, 211(9), 414-420.
  2. Williams, G. J., Webster, A. C., & Thompson, J. F. (2021). Organ transplantation and outcomes in patients with a past history of melanoma: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Clinical Transplantation, e14287.