Who's Who

The Consumer Network Executive was set up in 1995 to provide governance and leadership for the 1,500 and growing, international community of consumers (patients, care-givers, family members and others) who work to help produce and spread Cochrane evidence.

Two consumer members are chosen by the Executive to serve on the Cochrane Council, the representative body which forms part of Cochrane’s governance structure.

The Cochrane Consumer Engagement Officer is part of the Cochrane Central Executive Team and is tasked with supporting consumers and promoting consumer involvement in Cochrane. He is a member of the Consumers’ Executive. The remainder of the Consumers' Executive is elected from within the larger Network members

Due to changes on the Executive, there are currently (March 2020) vacant positions that will be filled soon. The Executive is presently considering how best to ensure that that focus of the Execitive remains on embedding consumer involvement and engagement in Cochrane, and how membership of the Executive will sustain this. Changes will be announced in April 2020.

Consumers' Executive

To contact all members of the Consumers' Executive, please email consumersexec@lists.cochrane.org 

Maureen Smith, Chair

Term: 2019 - 2022 (eligible for re-election)

Sara Yaron, Vice-chair

Term: 2018 - 2021  (not eligible for re-election)

Helen Bulbeck, Cochrane Council Member

Term: 2019 - 2022 (eligible for re-election)

Rachel Plachcinski, Cochrane Council Member

Term: 2019 - 2022 (eligible for re-election)

Richard Morley
Cochrane Consumer Engagement Officer