Editorial Base

The Editorial Base at The University of Nottingham acts as a hub for supporting a worldwide group of Professors, Doctors, Researchers and Assistants.

Principal Investigator: Martin Orrell


Co-ordinating Editor: Mahesh Jayaram
Email: mahesh.jayaram@unimelb.edu.au
Working days: To be confirmed


Mahesh qualified in medicine in India and completed his Diploma in Psychiatry at NIMHANS, Bangalore, India. He then trained in Leeds, UK and obtained his membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2004 and subsequently Master of Psychiatry from University of Leeds. He began working with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in 2004 and has been an editor for the group since 2009. In 2013, he moved to Australia and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2015.

He works as a psychiatrist at Melbourne Health and Senior Lecturer at The University of Melbourne where he leads all Graduate teaching programs within the Department of Psychiatry. His research interests include treatments for schizophrenia and other serious mental illness.

Deputy Co-ordinating Editor: Irene Bighelli
Email: irene.bighelli@tum.de
Working days: To be confirmed


Irene graduated in clinical psychology at the University of Padova, Italy, and then specialised in psychotherapy. She obtained her PhD in psychological and psychiatric sciences at the University of Verona. During her research training she spent a period at WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Geneva, collaborating at the mhGAP guidelines update.

She currently works in the Section for Evidence Based Medicine in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Klinikum rechts der Isar, of the Technical University of Munich. Her research interests include clinical guidelines development and implementation, evidence synthesis in the form of systematic reviews, meta-analyses and network meta-analyses, especially focusing on psychological interventions for schizophrenia.

Deputy Managing Editor: Ghazaleh Aali
Email: Ghazaleh.Aali@nottingham.ac.uk
Working days: Monday - Friday


Ghazaleh was a teacher who was awarded her master's degree in Library and Information Science from Azad University after accomplishing her master's thesis which was a short-term randomised controlled trial of bibliotherapy for students who had earthquake anxiety. Later, she worked as the managing editor at the Journal of Epistemology and meanwhile, she was interested in systematic reviews and joined the Cochrane Collaboration in 2016 as a volunteer systematic reviewer.

Since 2018, she has been working at the editorial base of the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group and also has voluntarily taken part in Nottingham city council's museums, galleries and libraries projects. Her research interests are centred on evidence synthesis overall. She has led some Cochrane reviews and a scoping review and is involved in several reviews and an overview as a contributor.

Information Specialist: Vacant
Email: To be confirmed
Working days: To be confirmed