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Professor Sarah Miller

Sarah is the Director of Campbell UK & Ireland. She is co-chair and co-editor of the Campbell Education Coordinating Group and also Deputy Director of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, within which she leads the What Works in Schools programme of research. Sarah’s own research focuses on children’s social emotional development and academic attainment. She has considerable methodological and statistical expertise, which includes the conduct and analysis of randomised controlled trials as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Sarah is co-author of Using Randomised Controlled Trials in Education (2017, Sage Publications).


Dr Fiona Lynn
Deputy Director

Fiona is the Deputy Director of Campbell UK & Ireland. 


Fiona has joined the team at Campbell UK & Ireland as Deputy Director.  She has a PhD in Health Economics and is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and fellow of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation. Her research focuses on enhancing maternal and child health and wellbeing, with a particular interest in identifying and evaluating what works for families from the antenatal period through to the early years of childhood. Fiona is a health economist with experience of conducting economic evaluations alongside intervention-based studies (randomised controlled trials, cluster RCTs, pilot trials and feasibility studies) and conducting systematic reviews. Recent reviews she has been involved in include interventions addressing men, masculinities and gender equality in sexual and reproductive health, the effect of music therapy in reducing stress for pregnant women, home visiting for socially disadvantaged mothers, and the public health role of the midwife. For the last five years, Fiona has been collaborating with researchers at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil on issues of public health in maternity care and providing training to postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows on systematic review methods.

On her new role as Deputy Director of Campbell UK & Ireland, Fiona is keen to promote the use of Campbell Reviews in policy and practice “With public services, policy-makers need high-quality systematic reviews to help assess choices and make the best resource decisions. One of the key aims of Campbell UK & Ireland is to educate, train and promote the use of review evidence to policy makers and practitioners.  I’m excited to be joining a team that bridges the gap between research and practice.”  

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Dr Ciara Keenan
Research Fellow

Dr Ciara Keenan has acquired six years’ experience working across 15 Systematic Reviews. Like many review methodologists her skills have been utilised across disciplines, so although working primarily in the Social Sciences, eleven of her projects have been in healthcare - two of which have informed NICE guidelines. Ciara is currently co-convenor of the Campbell Collaboration’s Information Scientist Network; methods editor for the Campbell Collaboration’s Education coordinating group; and founder and editor of the meta-evidence blog.


Ciara is currently on Maternity Leave until end of February 2020.

Dr Jennifer Hanratty
Research Fellow

Dr Jennifer Hanratty has worked in evidence synthesis since 2012 and published reviews with Campbell, Cochrane and NIHR Health Technology Assessment amongst others. Jennifer has a PhD in psychology and an enduring interest in children’s emotional health and wellbeing and the impact of childhood maltreatment and trauma. Jennifer is currently on the editorial board of the Campbell Knowledge Translation and Implementation Group and is interested in making evidence more relevant, accessible and useful for the people who may benefit from better use of evidence and policy makers who can use evidence to inform decisions. Jennifer is also Co-Editor for the Education Coordinating Group.


Mrs Jayne Hamilton
Research Assistant

Jayne has joined the Campbell team as a Research Assistant. She will contribute to three systematic reviews on homelessness focusing on accommodation, access to services and discharge interventions. Jayne has a research background rooted in qualitative data and mixed methodologies.




Mr Paul Murray
Business Development Co-ordinator

Before joining Campbell UK and Ireland Paul spent 16 years as a grant-maker in with a major global philanthropy. A large part of this entailed working in partnership with governments, their agencies and the NGO sector on evidence-informed policy and services for children and families. Before that a varied career saw him work in human rights organisations, as a youth worker, in town planning and finance in the Health Service.


Miss Carrie Hall

Carrie joined Queen's in 2000. In November 2019 she joined Campbell UK & Ireland as an Administrator and works alongside Sarah Miller as a Managing Editor for the Education Co-ordinating Group.

"I value the importance of research and enjoying supporting the team in promoting the work of the Campbell Collaboration across the UK and Ireland.  It's great to be part of a collaborative team who essentially aim to improve key challenging societal issues and make a difference to people's lives"