The Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre
The Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre (NSCRC) is a regional site of the Canadian Cochrane Centre. The NSCRC aims to build local capacity to support systematic review research as well as to facilitate evidence-informed health care practice and policy. The three main activities of the NSCRC are (1) to develop the Cochrane Prognosis Methodology Resource Group, a branch of the international Cochrane Collaboration, (2) maintain and increase activity of the Dalhousie Cochrane Network Site, and (3) establish a Nova Scotia Regional Cochrane Training Centre.
Jill A. Hayden, DC, PhD
Jill Hayden, Lead of the NSCRC, returned to Halifax in 2008. Jill was previously Scientist at University Health Network (2006-2008) and Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto. Jill has a clinical background in chiropractic. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1996 and completed the Chiropractic Clinical Residency Program in 1999. In 2007 she completed her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. She was based at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto between 1999 and 2006. Her research experience and expertise includes prognostic research, systematic review methods, and musculoskeletal health – specifically low back pain.
Jill has been involved with the Cochrane Collaboration for many years, as Review Author, Advisory Board Member for the Cochrane Back Review Group, and Co-Convenor of the Prognosis Methods Group. She also serves as Dalhousie Cochrane Site Co-Rep with the goal of continuing to build capacity in systematic reviews in Nova Scotia.
Jenny Cartwright, BSc, MA
Jenny Cartwright, Research Coordinator for the NSCRC, was born in Victoria B.C. and moved to England at the age of five. After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her Masters in Crime, Law and Society in the UK, Jenny moved back to Canada in 2004. She has worked with Dalhousie’s Department of Community Health & Epidemiology on a CIHR/NSHRF-funded evaluation of the Health of the Nation Outcomes Scale, and a study of suicide surveillance mechanisms in Nova Scotia. She has also been involved with two overlapping studies into youth pathways to resilience through the Resilience Research Centre under Dr. Michael Ungar. After being involved with her first systematic review of cannabis use and motor vehicle collision risk and managing the 2012 Student Drug Use Survey in the Atlantic Provinces, Jenny is now working on a review update of exercise therapies for chronic low back pain, as well as coordinating the 2012/13 Youth Smoking Survey in Nova Scotia.
If you would like more information on the NSCRC or on Cochrane in general, please contact us at Cochrane.NS@dal.ca.
Please follow the links below to learn more about each of these activities.