Times are changing for the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement group – or rather Co-ordinating Editors are.
On 1 September 2017, Rupert McShane is stepping aside after 13 years as Co-ordinating Editor.
We want to thank him for his unswerving dedication to the development and expansion of the group during this time, steering us with great intellectual integrity, acuity and panache through the ever evolving Cochrane landscape. Under his watch, in addition to the challenges of producing intervention reviews about dementia, we were the first group to develop a substantial portfolio of Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) reviews.
Rupert will be pursuing his work as a trialist, but will remain on our Editorial Board. We thank him for all he has contributed over many years and wish him well in his endeavours elsewhere.
Jenny McCleery remains as Co-ordinating Editor and will be joined in this role by Terry Quinn. Terry has been involved with CDCIG since 2010, first as an author and later as an editor and is also a member of the NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit, where he provides support and guidance around diagnostic test accuracy work. He is currently joint Stroke Association and Chief Scientist Office Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow. His principal research interests are in trial methodology, functional assessment and neuropsychological consequences of cerebrovascular disease. He’ll be integrating his role as Joint Co-ordinating Editor with his research, teaching and clinical commitments in the stroke units of major Glasgow hospitals.
Jenny and Terry will continue to be supported by our Deputy Co-ordinating Editor, Sascha Koepke.
We also want to offer our heartfelt thanks and wish a fond farewell to Gordon Wilcock who recently stepped aside as one of our Contact Editors. Gordon has contributed to the group in many ways over more than a decade and although we are sorry to see him go we wish all the very best for the future.
Co-ordinating Editors - Jenny McCleery and Terry Quinn
Deputy Co-ordinating Editor - Sascha Koepke
Managing Editor -Sue Marcus
Information Specialists - Anna Noel-Storr, Candida Fenton