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Dr Emma Dennett

Deputy Co-ordinating Editor, Cochrane Airways
I jointly oversee Cochrane Airways, producing Cochrane Reviews about respiratory conditions

Emma’s main responsibility is jointly co-ordinating Cochrane Airways, one of the Cochrane Review Groups. The group produces and publishes Cochrane Reviews on the Cochrane Library about long-term respiratory conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary hypertension and chronic cough. The group is part of Cochrane, an international collaboration of researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, carers and those interested in evidence-based healthcare.

Emma leads the peer review on all the reviews and supports authors in the conduct of systematic reviews. Emma manages relationships, synthesises complex information for a range of audiences, and is responsible for social media. Emma enjoys writing her own Cochrane Reviews and she leads a project to prioritize the most important questions for patients and other stakeholders.

Janjua S, McDonnell M J, Harrison SL, Dennett EJ, Stovold E, Holland AE, Targeted interventions and approaches to care for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and at least one other long-term condition: a mixed methods review (protocol). CDSR, 2019 (8)

Normansell R, Sayer B, Waterson S, Dennett EJ, Del Forno M, Dunleavy A, Antibiotics for exacerbations of asthma. CDSR, 2018 (6)

Normansell R, Kew K, Stovold E, Mathioudakis AG, Dennett E. Interventions to improve inhaler technique and adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 2017, 23, 53-55

Garner P, Hopewell S, Chandler J, MacLehose H, Akl EA, Beyene J, et al, When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist, BMJ, 2016, 354, i3507

Welsh E, Stovold E, Karner C, Cates C, Cochrane Airways Group reviews were prioritized for updating using a pragmatic approach, Journal of clinical epidemiology, 2015, 68 (3) 341-346

Welsh EJ, Carr R, Pulse oximeters to self monitor oxygen saturation levels as part of a personalised asthma action plan for people with asthma, CDSR, 2015 (9)

Normansell R, Welsh E, “Asthma can take over your life but having the right support makes that easier to deal with.” Informing research priorities by exploring the barriers and facilitators to asthma control: a qualitative analysis of survey data, Asthma research and practice, 2015, 1 (1)

Lacasse Y, Cates CJ, McCarthy B, Welsh EJ, This Cochrane Review is closed: deciding what constitutes enough research and where next for pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD, Cochrane Editorial, 2015  

Cates CJ, Stovold E, Welsh EJ, How to make sense of a Cochrane systematic review, Breathe, 2014, 10 (2), 134-144

Cates CJ, Welsh EJ, Rowe BH, Holding chambers (spacers) versus nebulisers for beta-agonist treatment of acute asthma, CDSR, 2013 (9)

Mason M, Welsh EJ, Smith I, Drug therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea in adults, CDSR, 2013 (5)

Welsh EJ, Spencer S, Saba T, Evans DJ, Fowler SJ, Interventions for bronchiectasis: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews, CDSR, 2013 (2)

Welsh E, Jahnke N, Remmington T, Smyth A, Cates C, 20 Years of Cochrane Glancing backwards–Moving ahead: a tale of two Cochrane Review Groups, Paediatric respiratory reviews, 2103, 14(3), 165-167

Welsh E, Chavasse R, Watts K, Cates C. Leukotriene receptor antagonists for exacerbations of asthma, Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 2012, 13(4), 226-227

Welsh EJ, Hasan M, Li P. Home-based educational interventions for children with asthma, CDSR, 2011 (10)

Caldwell JJ, Welsh EJ, Matijssen C, Anderson VE, Antoni L, Boxall K, Collins I, Structure-Based Design of Potent and Selective 2-(Quinazolin-2-yl)phenol Inhibitors of Checkpoint Kinase 2. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2011, 54(2), 580-590

Welsh EJ, Cates CJ, Formoterol versus short-acting beta-agonists as relief medication for adults and children with asthma. CDSR, 2012 (9)

Welsh EJ, Cates CJ, Poole P. Combination inhaled steroid and long-acting beta2-agonist versus tiotropium for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CDSR, 2010 (5)

Welsh EJ, Bara A, Barley E, Cates CJ. Caffeine for asthma, CDSR, 2010 (1)

Grainger RS, Welsh EJ, Formal Synthesis of (-)-Aphanorphine Using Sequential Photomediated Radical Reactions of Dithiocarbamates; Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5377-5380

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