Howard White, Chief Executive Officer
Howard is Chief Executive Officer of the Campbell Collaboration. Previously he was the founding Executive Director of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and before that led the impact evaluation programme of the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group. He started his career as an academic researcher at the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, and the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. As an academic he leans toward work with policy relevance, and working in the policy field leans toward academic rigour as a basis for policy and practice.
His other interests are running and walking, preferably long distances in remote places, and reading English history.
Vivian Welch, Editor in Chief
Dr Vivian Welch was appointed as Campbell's first full-time Editor in Chief in September 2017.
Vivian brings 20 years of systematic review experience with both Cochrane and Campbell, with a focus on clinical and policy relevance. Since 2010, she has led multidisciplinary methods research in collaboration with patients, clinicians, policy leaders, statistician, economists and other academics, leading to high-impact methods guidance. She has held several leadership positions both locally as director of the Methods Centre at the Bruyère Research Institute and globally as co-convenor of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group. She has held editorial roles since 1997, most recently as editor of the Cochrane Methods Journal and the BMC Research Methodology section on economic, social and ethical issues affecting implementation.
She is an avid runner and adventurer, bicycle commuter, recreational gardener, and enthusiastic Nordic ski coach.
Ashrita Saran, Evidence Synthesis Specialist
Ashrita joined Campbell Collaboration in December 2016 as an Evidence Synthesis Specialist. She holds a Masters in Public Health-Epidemiology from Manipal University. Previously she has worked with Cochrane Collaboration for South-East Asia as an intern and as a research officer with Public Health Foundation of India. As a researcher she has worked to strengthen evidence base to aid informed decisions making on matters related to health policy and programs by performing various secondary reviews and preparation of data driven decision support tools. Her core research interest areas lies in immunization, child health and welfare, HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis and socio-economic aspects of health.
She enjoys playing basketball and loves to explore wilderness through long drives.
Denny John, Evidence Synthesis Specialist
Denny joined the Campbell Collaboration in December 2016 as an Evidence Synthesis Specialist. He has worked in public health and healthcare management for over 12 years in India and Nepal, and has provided technical support to projects in Bangladesh, Tanzania and Nigeria. His past work includes working in a private consulting firm, managing hospitals and community health projects, conducting health services research and epidemiological studies, economic and disease modeling, policy advocacy and training. He holds a Master of Public Health from University of Auckland, MBA in Hospital Management from Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur, and Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. As a researcher he aims to work on the use of evidence from systematic reviews and cost-effectiveness analysis and its uptake for improving policy and practice. His research interests lie in evidence synthesis, economic evaluation, health technology assessment, health financing, infectious diseases epidemiology, and implementation research.
His personal interests are running half-marathons, mountain biking and endurance cycling, mainly in the hills and coastal regions of India, and watching movies.
Jatin Juneja, Grants & Finance Manager
Jatin Juneja joined Campbell Collaboration in January 2017 as Grants & Finance Manager. He has worked in the field of finance with accounts for over 14 years. His core areas of expertise include accounting, budgeting, grant management and statutory compliance. Prior to joining Campbell Collaboration, he was working with 3ie as Senior Finance Officer. His previous experience in the corporate sector has included working for companies such Motorola India, Reliance Infocomm and Sapient Corporation. His software knowledge includes the skilled use of MS-Excel.
His hobbies include playing video games and sleeping.
Audrey Portes, Project and Administration Manager
Audrey joined the Campbell Collaboration Secretariat in April 2016 as Project and Administration Manager. She works supporting the Secretariat with administrative and organizational activities, and provides project management and communication support for Campbell’s events, such as the What Works Global Summit. She also coordinates the communication between the Secretariat and other actors in Campbell’s activities.
Prior to joining Campbell Collaboration, Audrey was the Manager of the French iOS team for Apple Inc. at Teleperformance Greece. She also worked as an Event coordinator at Les Mills France, as an administrative assistant at Loblaws Canada and as a teacher in several schools in Greece, Canada and Norway. Audrey holds two Master degrees, one in Public Relations and Communication from ICM University, France and one as a French language Teacher for foreigners from Artois University, France.
Chui Hsia Yong, Communications and Outreach Manager
Chui Hsia joined the Campbell Collaboration as Communications and Outreach Manager in July 2016. She has worked in communications for over 15 years, including as a web editor for a humanitarian organisation, publications and online manager for an industry association, and presenter for a regional TV station. She has lived all over the world and is now based in the Campbell Collaboration's secretariat in Oslo.
Tanya Kristiansen, Communications and Web Manager
Tanya started working at the Campbell Collaboration in October 2015. She holds a Masters from USC in Communication Management and has worked in the field for over 30 years. Past positions have included work as a manager for marketing and communications teams, as a web editor, as an expressive arts therapist, and as producer and broadcast engineer for regional and national television productions.
A California native living in Oslo, Tanya sings with her musical family, and enjoys yoga, painting, kayaking, windsurfing, gardening, skiing, and snowboarding.