Co-ordinating Editors: Professor Anne-Marie Glenny and Professor Jan Clarkson

Anne-Marie Glenny is Professor of Health Sciences Research at the University of Manchester in the UK. She was formerly Head of Division at the University of Manchester Division of Dentistry. Anne-Marie has worked in the field of evidence-based practice since 1993, and has experience of a broad range of systematic reviews. She has been an editor with Cochrane Oral Health since 2000, and took on the role of Joint Co-ordinating Editor in 2020, after three years as Deputy.

Jan Clarkson is the Director of the Effective Dental Practice Programme at the University of Dundee in the UK. She is a founding member of Cochrane Oral Health and the joint Co-ordinating Editor. Jan is currently Director of the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme and the Scottish Dental Practice-Based Research Network. She has worked in health services research throughout her career, with a focus on issues relevant to primary care.  

Deputy Co-ordinating Editor: Dr. Philip Riley

Philip Riley is a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester in the UK. Phil joined Cochrane Oral Health in 2006, and completed a Masters in Public Health and a PhD on the oral side effects of cancer treatment during his time with the Group. Phil is an author on several of our high profile reviews, and has recently completed a Health Technology Assessment on oral splints and temporomandibular joint disorders. Phil took over as Deputy Co-ordinating Editor in 2020. 

Senior Statistical Editor: Professor Tanya Walsh

Tanya Walsh is Professor of Healthcare Evaluation at the University of Manchester. She has been an editor with Cochrane Oral Health since 2010, with a special interest in the use of complex methods for evidence synthesis. She has recently completed an NIHR funded Systematic Reviews Programme Grant on methods to detect and inform the diagnosis of dental caries.  

Managing Editor: Laura MacDonald

Laura MacDonald joined Cochrane Oral Health as Managing Editor in 2014. She is responsible for managing the editorial processes for systematic review preparation and publication. She provides specialised editorial support for review authors, manages the process of peer review and submits reviews and protocols to the Cochrane Library's publisher.

Systematic Reviewer: Sharon Lewis

Sharon Lewis joined Cochrane Oral Health in May 2023, as part of our new collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania: the Cochrane Oral Health Collaborating Center at Penn Dental Medicine. Sharon will be focusing on the rapid production of high-priority oral health reviews.

Emeritus Co-ordinating Editor: Professor Helen Worthington

Helen Worthington was Co-ordinating Editor with Cochrane Oral Health for 24 years, and stepped down from her position in 2020. She still works as an editor with the team, providing statistical support on selected reviews. Helen was awarded the position of Emeritus Co-ordinating Editor by Cochrane in December 2020, in recognition of her outstanding service to systematic reviews and to the Cochrane community.


Paul Beirne
Paul Coulthard
Jo Dumville
Marco Esposito
Jayne Harrison
Fang Hua
Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor
Ana Jeroncic
Trevor Johnson
Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj
Thomas Lamont
Giovanni Lodi
Valeria Marinho
Martin McCabe
Ian Needleman
Lucy O'Malley
Jennifer Taylor
May Wong

Clinical Advisors

Paul Ashley
Pia Jervoe-Storm
Roddy McMillan
Patrick Sequeira-Byron
Andrea Sherriff
Analia Veitz-Keenan

Health Economics Advisor

Dwayne Boyers

Declarations of interest

You can view declarations of conflict of interest for the editorial team, here.


Peer reviewers
Stakeholder panel (priority setting)