Julie is an active researcher in her field of information retrieval, a co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, a co-author of the Cochrane Handbook chapter on searching for evidence and a contributor to the SuRe Info resource for information specialists. She coordinates information and review services to York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) customers.
Julie manages reviews ranging from rapid reviews to systematic reviews to inform submissions to reimbursement agencies such as NICE and also manages indirect and mixed treatment comparisons and coordinates YHEC’s training programme.
Before joining YHEC, Julie was Associate Director and Information Service Manager at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York for fourteen years. In this role Julie managed information support for systematic reviews and technology assessments within CRD and to external customers, and managed CRD’s NHS Economic Evaluation Database. Julie has been involved in the production of hundreds of reviews in all topics. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of the UK Cochrane Centre.
Julie’s research interests are in search filter design and appraisal, and the efficient identification of research evidence for systematic reviews, economic evaluations and models and health technology assessments.