Meet our new Associate Editors

The Airways team is delighted to introduce some new additions to our Editorial Board. Editors comment on most protocols and the interpretation and methods in most reviews. Our new Associate Editors are:

Hayley Barnes, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Hayley is a respiratory physician based in Melbourne, Australia, and she specialises in advanced lung disease, including interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and lung transplantation, as well as practising general respiratory medicine. Hayley is currently undertaking a PhD in chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (a form of ILD). Hayley has previously first authored nine systematic reviews (five being Cochrane reviews), including diagnostic test accuracy and prognosis reviews. Prior to her medical training she worked at the Australasian Cochrane Centre for two years, which included teaching clinicians how to write and interpret Cochrane reviews.  Hayley also has a Masters of Public Health, and is a statistics and epidemiology tutor for the Monash Medical program.

Iain Crossingham, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Iain has been a consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care in a large UK district general hospital for the last eight years. Iain mainly sees people with airways disease (asthma, COPD and bronchiectasis) and but he does also commonly see interstitial lung diseases, cough and class 2 and 3 pulmonary hypertension. With a colleague, he established a sleep medicine service from scratch in the past five years, which now has around 500 home CPAP patients, mostly for obstructive sleep apnoea and tracheomalacia, and has performed in excess of 50 home ventilation set ups in the past three years.
Iain has been an author on six published Cochrane reviews in the past few years, with three other reviews in various stages of preparation. Iain has formal training in trial design, systematic review and statistics gained during an MSC in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Alexander G. Mathioudakis, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester, UK

Alexander is a UK-based respiratory registrar clinical researcher with interest in Airway Diseases and in the methodology of clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and clinical practice guidelines. His research focuses on the management of COPD and COPD exacerbations. Additional research interests include non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, as well as asthma, both in children and adults. Alexander complete a 6-months ERS Fellowship on Guidelines Methodology, during which he received extensive training on the methodology of systematic reviews, meta-analyses and clinical practice guidelines by Cochrane Iberoamerican (Barcelona) and by NICE (Manchester). He is currently researching for a PhD and sits of several guideline panels including ERS Guidelines Working Group, ERS/EAACI task force on asthma management (co-chair), ERS sarcoidosis treatment guideline, CADSET CRC and BTS Standards of Care Committee.

Yuji Oba, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Yuji is an academic pulmonologist with over 20 years of experience in this field. His interest are critical care medicine, asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and other respiratory disorders. He has authored more than 10 meta-analyses as the first author including one Cochrane Review – a Network Meta-analysis on dual combination therapy for COPD. For this review,  he collaborated with one of the most prominent experts in this area, Professor Sofia Dias at University of York. Yuji’s reviews contributed to and were quoted in major clinical guidelines such as GINA asthma guidelines, UK NICE COPD guidelines and American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria.

Some goodbyes too...

We also said goodbye to some of our founding members - Francine Ducharme and Brian Rowe from Canada, and our former Cochrane Australia satellite coordinator Julia Walters in addition to Mike Greenstone, Amanda McCullough and Haydn Walters. They’ve all been sent thank you cards and our long-serving editors and satellite coordinators will also receive certificates from Cochrane to recognise their long and dedicated service.