Physiotherapist appointed as Cochrane co-chair
A physiotherapist has been appointed as co-chair of the governing board of Cochrane.
Tracey Howe, member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, is the professor of rehabilitation sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University and the deputy chair of Glasgow city of science.
Tracey said: “‘I am looking forward to leading the development of the strategic direction for Cochrane in producing trusted, timely and accessible synthesized evidence and responding to the needs of our beneficiaries.
“Dedication, teamwork and collaboration are our some of Cochrane’s key strengths.
“Our vision of is a world of better health for all people where decisions about health and health care are informed by trusted evidence.”
Cochrane is a global organisation that produces high-quality, relevant, up-to-date systematic reviews and other synthesised research evidence to inform health decision making. Cochrane has more than 60,000 members from over 130 countries.
She is an editor for the Cochrane musculoskeletal review group, a convenor for the Cochrane health care of older people field, and a Trustee of the Picker Institute Europe. After qualifying as a chartered physiotherapist and working in the NHS, Tracey has developed extensive experience of assessing the quality of research in universities in the UK and overseas.
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