Core Team

Core Team


Claire Allen

Claire Allen – Programme Operations Manager

Claire has been with Evidence Aid since the very beginning. She worked for Cochrane for 15 years, during which time Evidence Aid was born as a project within the Cochrane family. When Evidence Aid became an independent entity, Claire moved over to become its first (and, for some time, only) member of staff. Claire is responsible for Evidence Aid’s programme of research resources and works with our very committed advisors and volunteers to ensure that those resources are usable, useful and used. Claire works 3.5 days a week.

Jane Copsey – Administrator

Jane joined Evidence Aid in April 2021 on a part-time basis (3 days a week). She has over 30 years experience in administration, project and general management.

Mark Gavin – Administrative Assistant

Mark joined Evidence Aid in February 2022 (funded by the Kickstart Programme). He is a part-time (25 hours a week) Administrative Assistant who works alongside Jane and Claire. He has a huge interest in technology. He has spent many years doing a lot of creative work including video editing and photo editing.


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