An introduction to the Campbell Collaboration: Aims, achievements and ambitions

About the Webcast

This webcast focuses on the purpose and ambitions of the Campbell Collaboration (C2), an organization dedicated to building capacity to develop and learn from research evidence produced through rigorous systematic reviews. Presenters include: Dr. Eamonn Noonan, Dr. Julia Littell, and Dr. Sean Grant. Presenters address frequently asked questions about C2 and the role of evidence to better inform decision-making.

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      Podcast Timeline:

      00:00 - Introduction

      03:00 - Why is there a Campbell Collaboration?

      06:03 - Who is involved in C2?

      07:47 - What do we do? What have we achieved so far?

      16:31 - Importance of Open Access

      20:45 - What comes next?

      23:47 - FAQs

      44:29 - Get in touch with C2

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About the Presenters

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Eamonn Noonan, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Campbell Collaboration, having joined the organization in 2008. He holds a doctorate in history from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and is a graduate of University College Cork/National University of Ireland.

He has a long career in international affairs and human rights and has previously worked interalia as Director of Norway's Liaison Committee for Immigrants (KIM); Principal Administrator, European Parliament Foreign Affairs Secretariat; and Chargé d'affaires, later Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Norway.

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Julia Littell, is a Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College (USA), where she teaches courses on human development, theories of human behavior, child welfare policy and practice, research methodology, and methods of research synthesis. She earned a Master's degree and PhD in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. She is co-author of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (Oxford University Press), Putting Families First: An Experiment in Family Preservation (Aldine de Gruyter), and numerous journal articles and book chapters. Involved in the Campbell Collaboration since 2003, Dr. Littell is a Co-chair of the Campbell Steering Group and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Library.

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Sean Grant, is an Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist at the RAND Corporation. He completed his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Social intervention at the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford. He is former Managing Editor of the Campbell Collaboration's Education Coordinating Group, and was Co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the 2014 Campbell Colloquium.