Cochrane Skin Editors

Mike Bigby
Dr Michael Bigby
Boston, USA
Ching-Chi Chi
Prof Ching-Chi Chi
Linkou, Taiwan
Dr Esther Freeman
Boston, USA
Dr. Esther Freeman, MD, PhD is Director of Global Health Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, before pursuing her clinical training at Harvard Medical School. She has worked to improve healthcare, especially those affected by HIV, in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and southeast Asia since 2003. She has collaborated with the World Health Organization since 2011, to establish guidelines for the treatment of HIV-associated skin conditions in the developing world. Her work centers around HIV-associated skin disease and HIV- associated cancer. She has been Chair of the Clinical Guidelines Committee at the American Academy of Dermatology, where she oversaw the Academy's transition from SORT to GRADE methodology. Most recently, she is leading the international Dermatology COVID-19 Registry, which is a collaboration between the American Academy of Dermatology and the International League of Dermatologic Societies.
Urba GonzalezDr Urbà González
Barcelona, Spain
Dr Sue Jessop
Cape Town, South Africa
Laurence Le Cleach
Dr Laurence Le Cleach
Créteil, France
Luigi NaldiDr Luigi Naldi
Bergamo, Italy
Gloria SanclementeDr Gloria Sanclemente
Medellín, Colombia
Hywel Williams
Prof Hywel Williams
Nottingham, UK
Hywel founded the Cochrane Skin Group in 1997 and served as Co-ordinating editor for 21 years before he stepped down in 2018. Now, he serves as an editor to Cochrane Skin. His main clinical interests include eczema, keratinocyte cancer and acne and evidence-based dermatology in general. He cares passionately about genuine patient involvement in skin research. He has published extensively in mainstream general journals and has led several independent national clinical trials. Hywel’s main job now is directing the National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme which is the main public funder of research across all aspects of healthcare in the UK National Health Service.

Statistical Editors

Ben CarterDr Ben Carter
Kings College London, UK (Email)
Matthew GraingeDr Matthew Grainge
Nottingham, UK (Email)
Dr Marialena Trivella
Oxford, UK
Marialena is originally a mathematician/statistician with a DPhil in prognostic systematic reviews methodology. She has a long-standing association with Cochrane (since 2005) as a statistical editor and methodologist in a number of Cochrane groups. In the past she also spent two years working as a Cochrane Collaboration Training co-ordinator, and has contributed to the creation of the original 12 online Cochrane training modules for systematic review authors. Other previous experience includes working as a lecturer in Medical Statistics, and 2 years at Cochrane UK as a lecturer in Systematic Reviews. The Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM), Oxford University, has been her base for many years working as a senior statistician, developing expertise in individual patient data meta-analysis, prognostic studies, and systematic reviews methodology, while working in parallel with a number of Cochrane groups. She covered maternity leave as a methodologist for Cochrane Skin 2019-2020.

Methods Editors

Prof Ching-Chi Chi, Linkou, Taiwan

Dr Laurence Le Cleach, Créteil, France

Dr Marialena Trivella, Oxford, UK

Consumer Editor

Dr Peter Smart, Scotland, UK
Peter has been appointed as Cochrane Skin’s first consumer/patient editor. He spent 30 years in directorate positions in the UK public sector and 10 years teaching and supervising Masters’ and doctoral research in a UK business school. He has been associated with Cochrane Skin for several years, has reviewed a number of protocols and research papers, and has presented to two annual meetings. He had papers accepted for the Cochrane Colloquia in 2019 and 2020 (but both were cancelled, so he was unable to present). He has a long association with the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham UK, as a member of their Patient Panel. By way of clarification, his doctorate is in management, not medicine!

Feedback Editor

Dr Urbà González
Barcelona, Spain