Personal profile


Miranda is the Guidelines Program Manager at the Australian Living Evidence Consortium, leading the Evidence Synthesis Team working to develop Australia's first living clinical guidelines for pregnancy and postnatal care (the LEAPP project).

Miranda's research focuses on methods for evidence synthesis and systematic reviews, with a particular interest in public health. She enjoys making synthesis methods accessible for authors and useful for decision makers, having worked for many years as a Methods Editor with Cochrane Public Health, co-editing the 2nd Edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, and holding previous roles leading Cochrane's international training program for authors of systematic reviews (see, as well as regional training programs in Australia and Canada.

Miranda has a background in public health policy, having worked for the Australian Government's Department of Health and Ageing and as a parliamentary adviser in health policy, as well as working with Cochrane Australia on knowledge translation and exchange programs to support evidence-based policy making.

Miranda holds a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Queensland and an Honours degree in Government from the University of Sydney.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, Master of Public Health, Mass media interventions for influencing the use of health services, University of Queensland

Award Date: 14 Dec 2007

Government, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Partnerships in Practice: Consultation and the development of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1996-97 to 1998-99, University of Sydney

Award Date: 17 Apr 1998

Research area keywords

  • Systematic reviews
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Evidence-based policy
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Clinical practice guidelines

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