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Campbell UK & Ireland


General Enquiries

For general enquiries please email campbell.centre@qub.ac.uk

Core Staff

Dr 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).

Email: s.j.miller@qub.ac.uk

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.

Email: c.keenan@qub.ac.uk

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.

Email: j.hanratty@qub.ac.uk

Mr Christopher Coughlan

Research Assistant

Christopher has joined the Campbell team as a Research Assistant. His background is mainly in Psychology, having completed his Bachelors and Master’s degree in the University of Limerick. He has joined the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work to work on three Systematic Reviews relating to homelessness.

Email: c.coughlan@qub.ac.uk


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.

Email: jayne.hamilton@qub.ac.uk



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.

Email: paul.murray@qub.ac.uk

Miss Charlotte Kincaid

Policy and Impact Officer

Charlotte is on secondment from the Centre for Effective Services and is working in partnership with the Alliance for Useful Evidence in the Campbell Centre. Her work involves expanding the reach of Campbell and the Alliance in N.I by developing a network of Evidence Champions, delivering events, and supporting public and non-profit organisations to use evidence in their work. In her previous role with CES, Charlotte worked with non-profits, helping them to use evidence in their practice through knowledge translation and building evaluation capacity. Charlotte also has experience in policy making in N.I where she has supported the development of the new Family and Parenting Support Strategy. Prior to this, she worked in fundraising and has a variety of volunteering experience, from advocating for safer drug use, to teaching English in Vietnam. Charlotte holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Nottingham.

Email: c.kincaid@qub.ac.uk

Mrs Amy Mulvenna


Amy joined Queens University Belfast in May 2016 as a secretary for the Head of Administration and Resources within the Estates Directorate. In November 2017 she joined Campbell UK & Ireland as an Administrator and works alongside Sarah Miller as a Managing Editor for the Education Co-ordinating Group.

Email: amy.mulvenna@qub.ac.uk