This month, Cochrane Incontinence welcome two new members of staff: Nicole O’Connor and Eugenie Johnson. They are both acting as Assistant Managing Editors for the Group. We asked them to give a short introduction to themselves as they start their new roles.
Hi, I am Nicole O’Connor and I have recently joined the Health Economics and Evidence Synthesis group as a Training Fellow. Along with Eugenie, I am one of the Assistant Managing Editors for Cochrane Incontinence . To help develop a stronger understating of methodologies and approaches in evidence synthesis, I will also complete an MSc in Public Health.
My original training is in nutrition. I graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc (hons) in Food and Human Nutrition and completed a work placement with the Medical Research Council. This training was broad and explored the many ways nutrition, alongside other interactions, can influence health outcomes in different populations.
Since then, I have worked in medical research for rare neuromuscular disorders, supporting a multi-center international clinical trial and collection of longitudinal registry data. Finally, I was responsible for co-ordinating a project to disseminate information about standards of care in spinal muscular atrophy to medical professionals, patients and the public who live and/or work throughout Europe.
I am extremely excited to get started in my new role and look forward to working with you all in the future.
Hi, I’m Eugenie and some of you may already know me! I have been Editorial Assistant for Cochrane Incontinence since October 2017, working alongside the rest of the team to develop high-quality systematic reviews. This has mainly involved working alongside our Managing Editor and liaising with our contributors on a regular basis to help them, where possible, during the process of conducting a Cochrane Review.
Before becoming Editorial Assistant for the Group, I studied for an MLitt in English Literature before moving into journalism and marketing. I’ve been using some of the skills that I gained from these roles within the Group but am now moving on to a new role as Assistant Managing Editor. As part of this, I am also undertaking an MSc and will further my training in review methodology.
I look forward to continuing working with all our contributors in this exciting new role!