Jo McKenzie appointed Co-Chair of the Methods Executive

Posted on 8 June 2020 by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator)

Jo McKenzie has been appointed as the new Co-Chair for the Cochrane Methods Executive, commencing the role from June 2020. Jo will work alongside fellow Co-Chair Carl Moons. Holger Schünemann is stepping down as Co-Chair, after completing the role tenure, but will remain on the Methods Executive as a member.

Jo has been on the Methods Executive since September 2013. She is a Co-Convenor of the Statistical Methods Group, member of the Trainers’ Network and Bias Methods Group, as well as co-author of Cochrane Reviews across multiple Cochrane Review Groups and author of several chapters of the 2019 edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions.

Outside Cochrane, Jo is an Associate Professor (Biostatistician) at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia. She has holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship and leads a programme of research on methods for evidence synthesis within the Biostatistics Unit. Her research interests include examination of approaches for meta-analysing results from interrupted time series studies; methods for overviews of systematic reviews, including how to assess the certainty of evidence in overviews; methods for presenting and synthesising results when meta-analysis is not possible; methods to synthesise evidence from multiple treatments; and examination of bias in the systematic review process. In addition to her research interests in evidence synthesis, Jo is involved in research examining statistical, bias and reporting issues in multi-period cluster randomised trials.   

Members of the Methods Executive can be contacted at and more details on the Executive, including full membership, can be found here.

Jo McKenzie
Methods Executive Co-Chair

Carl Moons
Methods Executive Co-Chair