Ms Miranda Cumpston

Ms Miranda Cumpston

Research Assistant

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary


Miranda Cumpston is an Editor with Cochrane Public Health in the School of Medicine & Public Health. Her interests include systematic reviews in public health and health services research, and the use of evidence in synthesis in policy and guidelines. In previous roles she has coordinated an international training program in systematic reviews as Head of Learning and Support for Cochrane; conducted research into evidence-informed policy making and led training for systematic review authors with Cochrane Australia at Monash University; contributed to development of the NHMRC's Guidelines for Guidelines; and coordinated a program of activities in support of investigator-initiated clinical trials at the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance.


  • Master of Public Health, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Class II, Division 1 (Government), University of Sydney


  • Critical appraisal
  • Evidence-informed policy
  • Guidelines
  • Knowledge translation
  • Systematic reviews

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 100


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester (UK), 658 (2019)

Journal article (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Freak-Poli RLA, Cumpston M, Albarqouni L, Clemes SA, Peeters A, 'Workplace pedometer interventions for increasing physical activity.', Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 7 CD009209 (2020)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD009209.pub3
2019 Cumpston M, Li T, Page MJ, Chandler J, Welch VA, Higgins JPT, Thomas J, 'Updated guidance for trusted systematic reviews: a new edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2019)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.ED000142
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 31
2016 Galipeau J, Barbour V, Baskin P, Bell-Syer S, Cobey K, Cumpston M, et al., 'A scoping review of competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals', BMC MEDICINE, 14 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12916-016-0561-2
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 12
2016 Brennan SE, Cumpston M, Misso ML, McDonald S, Murphy MJ, Green SE, 'Design and formative evaluation of the Policy Liaison Initiative: a long-term knowledge translation strategy to encourage and support the use of Cochrane systematic reviews for informing health policy', EVIDENCE & POLICY, 12 25-52 (2016)
DOI 10.1332/174426415X14291899424526
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2013 Freak-Poli RLA, Cumpston M, Peeters A, Clemes SA, 'Workplace pedometer interventions for increasing physical activity', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2013)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD009209.pub2
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 27
2012 Cumpston MS, Tavender EJ, Buchan HA, Gruen RL, 'Australian health policy makers' priorities for research synthesis: a survey', AUSTRALIAN HEALTH REVIEW, 36 401-411 (2012)
DOI 10.1071/AH11064
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2009 Cumpston M, Johnston RV, Wengier L, Buchbinder R, 'Topical glyceryl trinitrate for rotator cuff disease', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2009)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD006355.pub2
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 19
2008 Buchbinder R, Green S, Youd JM, Johnston R, Cumpston M, 'Arthrographic distension for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2008)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD007005
Citations Scopus - 107Web of Science - 62
2006 Grimshaw JM, Santesso N, Cumpston M, Mayhew A, McGowan J, 'Knowledge for knowledge translation: The role of the Cochrane Collaboration', JOURNAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 26 55-62 (2006)
DOI 10.1002/chp.51
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 42
Cumpston MS, McKenzie JE, Thomas J, Brennan SE, 'Current practice in systematic reviews including the PICO for each synthesis and methods other than meta-analysis: protocol for a cross-sectional study', F1000Research, 9 678-678
DOI 10.12688/f1000research.24469.1
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Ms Miranda Cumpston


Research Assistant
Cochrane Public Health
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Phone 0423 550 833
Mobile 0423 550 833
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