Co-ordinating Editors: Professor Helen Worthington and Professor Jan Clarkson

Helen Worthington is Professor of Evidence-Based Care (since 2003) and Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Oral Health (since 1997). She is based at the University of Manchester in the UK. Along with Professor Jan Clarkson, she has overall responsibility for Cochrane Oral Health's reviews and protocols. Helen has a strong international reputation as a proponent of evidence-based oral care and has a background in medical statistics.

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: Professor Anne-Marie Glenny

Anne-Marie Glenny is Professor of Health Sciences Research at the University of Manchester in the UK. She is currently 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 Deputy Co-ordinating Editor since 2017.

Managing Editors: Luisa Fernandez-Mauleffinch and Laura MacDonald

Luisa Fernandez-Mauleffinch is one of the group's two managing editors. Luisa has been with Cochrane Oral Health since May 2002, first as Assistant Managing Editor, and has worked as Managing Editor since 2006. Luisa also copy edits Cochrane reviews and acts as a translator for Spanish language publications.

Laura MacDonald joined Cochrane Oral Health as Managing Editor in 2014. Together with Luisa, she is responsible for managing the editorial processes for systematic review preparation and publication. Luisa and Laura provide specialised editorial support for review authors, manage the process of peer review and submit reviews and protocols to the Cochrane Library's publisher.

Information Specialist: Anne Littlewood

Anne Littlewood has been with Cochrane Oral Health as Information Specialist since 2008. Anne manages the group's register of clinical trials, and provides a search service for our author teams. She is also responsible for the group's marketing and social media content.

Administrator: Janet Lear

Janet Lear is Cochrane Oral Health's administrator. Janet assists author teams in finding papers and obtaining translations, and provides the Editorial Base team with administrative support.

Wikipedia Consultant: Nour Geres

Nour Geres is Cochrane Oral Health's Wikipedia consultant. Working with student teams around the world, Nour leads on a project to update the dental articles on Wikipedia with evidence-based content.


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
Philip Riley
Jennifer Taylor
Tanya Walsh
May Wong

Clinical Advisors

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

Declarations of interest

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


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