Our team

Leadership 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.

Mike Clarke

Mike Clarke – Research Director Emeritus

Mike Clarke is one of the founders of Evidence Aid, helping to establish the initiative in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. He is Professor and Director of the All-Ireland Hub for Trials Methodology Research at the Centre for Public Health in Queen’s University Belfast. Before this, he was Director of the UK Cochrane Centre. Mike has worked on several large randomized trials and dozens of systematic reviews in a wide range of areas. As our volunteer Research Director Emeritus, Mike has advisory oversight on all Evidence Aid’s work and is also the Chair of our Board of Trustees.

 

Team members

Lamis Abuhaloob – Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Intern

Lamis is a Palestinian Consultant in Oral Health and visiting fellow in UK. Her research focuses on global oral health and tackling health inequalities in vulnerable groups in low- and middle-income countries and conflict zones. She works with Evidence Aid to update, provide feedback, run search strategies and summarise relevant reviews for Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers evidence collection.

Margaret Anderson

Margaret Anderson – COVID-19 Volunteer Co-ordinator

Margaret has over 30 years experience working as a professional librarian in various healthcare and educational settings. In 2010, she took up her current role as Cochrane Information Specialist for the Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems group. As an Evidence Aid volunteer, Margaret runs regular searches to identify systematic reviews for the COVID-19 collection, and coordinates the work of the team of volunteers who screen the results.

Kaleigh Beauvais- COVID-19 Intern

Kaleigh is a recent graduate of the M.Sc. in Global Health program from McMaster University in Canada. She has a strong interest in international development especially as it relates to migrant and refugee health and is passionate about social and sustainable development around the world. Kaleigh works with the team to write and edit combined and individual summaries within Evidence Aid’s COVID-19 collection.

Maya Gadhvi – Social Media Intern

Maya is currently completing her final year of a BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Surrey, UK. She has an interest in scientific communication and belief in making science accessible and reliable. She works with the team to manage the Evidence Aid social media platforms – Facebook and Instagram – engaging with the community and informing them of newly available summaries and other content.

Anish Jammu

Anish Jammu – Project Management Intern

Anish is a MSc student in the Global Health program at McMaster University with a strong interest in evidence-based medicine and knowledge translation. As an intern with Evidence Aid, Anish provides project management support in the revision of summaries for the COVID-19 collection to ensure the collection is relevant and informative to decision-makers by editing and providing feedback on the first draft of summaries that volunteer writers provide.

Sydney Johnson – COVID-19 Intern

Sydney has recently completed a M.Sc. in Global Health at McMaster University with an interest in evidence-based research and knowledge translation. She works with the team to provide editing and feedback on completed single review summaries within Evidence Aid’s COVID-19 collection..

Yasmeen Khankan – Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Intern

Yasmeen is in her senior year at Siena Heights University in Michigan, USA, training to become a dentist and fight oral-health care disparities, specifically around education over sociopolitical determinants of health and paving the path for implementing preventive measures in high risk communities, and to address cultural and language barriers in the dental field. She works with Evidence Aid to update, provide feedback, run search strategies and summarise relevant reviews for Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers evidence collection.

Regina Candel Martinez – Spanish/English Translator Intern

Regina is a certified Technical-Scientific and Literary English-Spanish Translator. She is doing her specialization on medical and scientific translation through a mentorship and volunteer work for several NGOs. Currently she works with Translators Without Borders and UNV. As an intern with Evidence Aid, Regina works with Paula Osorio to provide translation and proofreading services for summaries of systematic reviews.

Christine McKee

Christine McKee – Researcher

Christine is a Public Health doctor in Northern Ireland and Visiting Scholar at Queen’s University Belfast. Christine is a member of our research team, working on a range of aspects from categorising identified reviews, providing feedback to summary writers, and working on combined summaries of review topics.

Paula Osorio – Spanish/English Translator Intern

Paula is a certified English into Spanish Translator with an emphasis on technical-scientific and literary translation. She is currently completing her final year of Interpretation Studies at the Instituto Superior del Profesorado N°8 “Almirante Guillermo Brown” in Argentina to become a certified Interpreter. As an intern with Evidence Aid, Paula works with Regina Candel Martinez to provide translation and proofreading services for summaries of systematic reviews.

Natalie Palumbo – Earthquakes collection Intern

Natalie is a current student in the MSc. in Global Health Program at McMaster University in Canada. Some of her passions include geriatrics, dementia care, and global health inequities. She draws on her undergraduate background in the Arts and Science program to take an interdisciplinary approach to these issues. She is working with Div Patel and Dea Sulaj to update the Evidence Aid Earthquakes evidence collection.

Grace Shepherd – COVID-19 Intern

Grace is a second year student studying a BA in Geography at the University of Birmingham, with a strong interest in international aid, development and inequality. She works with the COVID-19 team to support Christine by helping manage the combined summaries.

Nikki Spitman – COVID-19 Intern

Nikki has a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Western University and recently completed her MSc in global health from McMaster University. She works with the COVID-19 team to provide editorial and administrative support by allocating summaries to volunteers, being their main port of communication, as well as maintaining and updating relevant documents.

Dea Sulaj – Earthquakes collection Intern

Dea has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and is currently completing her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She is specializing in global health management and is passionate about interdisciplinary learning. She also has interests in evidence-based policy-making and knowledge translation. She is working with Div Patel and Natalie Palumbo to update the Evidence Aid Earthquakes evidence collection.

 

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