Editorial staff


Chris Cates, Joint Co-ordinating Editor

Chris has been involved with Cochrane since 1996. He has been Co-ordinating Editor of the Airways Group since 2003 and has overall responsibility for the Groups' reviews and protocols. He has worked in primary care for over 20 years and has a particular interest in the application of evidence based medicine.

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Rebecca Fortescue, Joint Co-ordinating Editor

Becky joined Cochrane Airways in 2012, and after being feedback editor and Depty Coordinating Editor became Joint Coordinating Editor in 2017. Becky is a qualified general practitioner and has recently completed an MSc in Public Health. Becky led a sucessful bid for an NIHR Programme Grant to complete a series of reviews in COPD and asthma.  These reviews will be completed by 2020.

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Emma Dennett, Managing Editor

Emma manages and supports everyone working with Cochrane Airways on a day-to-day basis. Emma provides authors with the support and training needed to write Cochrane Reviews and works together with editors, peer reviewers and authors to steer reviews through the editorial process. Emma joined Airways in 2009 and spent ten months writing systematic reviews on asthma and COPD interventions. Prior to that, her background was in organic chemistry and drug discovery and she has an interest in the public understanding of science and evidence.

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Elizabeth Stovold, Information Specialist

Liz provides literature search services, advice and support to Cochrane Airways review author teams, including drafting the search methods section of protocols and reviews, designing search strategies, conducting searches and search updates, and provision of search results. Liz also maintains the Cochrane Airways register of trials in obstructive airways diseases. She has worked for Cochrane Airways since 2003 and her background is in library and information science.

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Emma Banchoff, Statistician

Emma joined Cochrane Airways in January 2020 and assists with the data-checking of our reviews. She's a statistician with an MSc in Demography & Health.   When Emma's not working for Airways she provides statistical support for primary care epidemiology projects at the Population Health Research Institute at St George's, University of London.


Emma Jackson, Assistant Managing Editor

Emma joined the editorial base team in April 2011 as Editorial Assistant to help with the day-to-day running of the group before becoming Assistant Managing Editor in 2017.  Emma obtains translations and study papers for author teams, manages the peer and consumer review process, edits reviews and works with Emma Dennett to guide the reviews through the editorial process. Emma has previously held operational and administrative roles in hotels, private and charitable healthcare organisation and financial services.

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Sadia Janjua, Systematic Reviewer

Sadia joined Airways in January 2018 as a Systematic Reviewer having worked in the same position at the National Guideline Alliance (NGA) based in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists where she worked on women’s and children’s clinical guidelines for NICE.   Sadia's PhD was based on signalling mechanisms in programmed cell death.


Susan Hansen, Handsearcher

Susan handsearches the abstracts of respiratory conferences to identify reports of trials for inclusion in the Airways Group Register. She previously worked as a research assistant/assistant information specialist for the Group.


Declarations of interest

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