Professor Jonathon Craig, Co-Chair Cochrane Collaboration
Professor Craig is a Paediatric Nephrologist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and holds a personal Chair in Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. His research is focussed on improving the evidence-base underpinning the prevention and treatment of kidney disease in children and adults, and child health more generally. He is the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Renal Group and is the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Collaboration. He recently received the TJ Neill award for outstanding contribution to science in nephrology in Australia and New Zealand and the International Distinguished Medal of the National Kidney Foundation of the US.
Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Co-ordinator Health Information For All 2015 (HIFA2015)
Neil Pakenham-Walsh is co-director of the Global Healthcare Information Network, a non-profit organization that administers the global campaign Healthcare Information For All by 2015 (www.hifa2015.org). He has a special interest in the availability and use of relevant, reliable healthcare information in developing countries, especially at primary and district levels. He has worked as a medical officer in rural Ecuador and Peru, and in 2005 he worked alongside rural healthcare providers in South India to assess local priorities in access and use of health information.
Professor Jos Kleijnen, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews, Professor of Systematic Reviews in
Jos Kleijnen is a physician (Maastricht University, Netherlands), and is specialised as a clinical epidemiologist. Currently, he is director of an independent company, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd, in York, U.K., which prepares systematic reviews and health technology assessments for various commissioners, and provides training courses in these areas. He also is professor of Systematic Reviews in Health Care at Maastricht University. Previously, he was professor and director of the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York; and director of the Dutch Cochrane Centre at the University of Amsterdam. His interests include: methodology of patient related research, health technology assessment, placebo effects, diagnostic and screening procedures, dissemination and implementation of research-based evidence, Evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews and the Cochrane Collaboration. Last but not least, Professor Kleijnen is a Clinical Professor at the Joanna Briggs Institute, the University of Adelaide.
Dr Ian Graham, Canadian Institutes of Health
Dr Graham is Vice-President of the Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach Portfolio at Canadian Institutes of Health Research. At CIHR, he is responsible for knowledge translation, partnerships and citizen engagement, communication and public outreach, and pan-institute affairs and initiatives. Dr. Graham's research has largely focused on knowledge translation (the process of research use) and conducting applied research on strategies to increase implementation of research findings and evidence-based practice. He has also advanced KT science through the developed two planned action models, the Ottawa Model of Research Use and more recently the Knowledge to Action Model, as well as the Practice Guideline Evaluation and Adaptation Cycle.
Professor Jack Needleman, University of California Los Angeles
Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, is a Professor in the Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health. He teaches courses in health policy analysis and American political institutions and health policy, and has previously taught program and policy evaluation. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University. Dr. Needleman’s research focuses on the impact of changing markets and public policy on quality and access to care. His research on the impact of nurse staffing and nurses’ working conditions on patient outcomes in hospitals and the business case for increasing nurse staffing received the first AcademyHealth Health Services Research Impact Award. He is currently leading the team evaluating the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative Transforming Care at the Bedside, which is intended to improve the quality, safety, patient-centeredness and efficiency of hospital medical surgical units by engaging front line staff and unit managers in process improvement.
Dr David Tovey, Editor-in-Chief The Cochrane Library
Dr David Tovey has been the Editor in Chief of The Cochrane Library since January 2009. He worked previously as Editorial Director for the BMJ Evidence Centre, which is the division of the BMJ Group that produces Clinical Evidence and its counterpart for the public BestTreatments, and also BMJ Point of Care, and Best Practice. At the BMJ, David was initially Deputy Editor of Clinical Evidence under Fiona Godlee, moving to the Editor role when she became Editor of the BMJ. Dr Tovey worked as a General Practitioner in an urban practice in South London for 15 years until 2003. During that time he also undertook roles in continuing professional development for primary care professionals, and was a clinical governance lead for a Primary Care Group.
Professor Robbie Foy, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds
Robbie Foy has been Clinical Professor of Primary Care at the Institute of Health Sciences at the University of Leeds since 2008. He also practices as a general practitioner in inner-city Leeds, and has previously trained as a public health physician. His field of work, implementation research, aims to inform policy decisions about how best to use resources to improve the uptake of research findings by evaluating approaches to change professional and organisational behaviour. He is Deputy Editor of the open access journal, Implementation Science, a Fellow of the NHS Improvement Faculty, and recent Chair of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine.
Mary Salisbury, Cedar Institute
Mary Salisbury, RN, MSN is a Northeastern University Masters-prepared nurse commanding forty two years of continuous service in operative, critical care and emergency medicine with a current focus on safety research. As founder and president of The Cedar Institute, Inc, Ms. Salisbury provides services to both military and civilian healthcare organizations. A member of the original team working to translate the principles of crew resource management into healthcare, Ms. Salisbury remains a participating author and designer of the TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) training and evaluation methodologies and Engagement Lead for DoD Patient Safety Solution Center.