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 of Evidence Based Medicine in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy 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.

Managing Editor: Hui Wu
Email: hui-zx.wu@tum.de
Working days: To be confirmed



Hui graduated in medicine at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China in 2013. She had her residency training in psychiatry at Shanghai Mental Health Center and later worked as a psychiatrist in the Department of Medical Psychology, Shanghai General Hospital. 

In June 2021, She moved to Munich and joined the Section of Evidence Based Medicine in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Technical University of Munich, Germany where she now works as a clinical research fellow. 


Editorial Assistant: Vacant
Email: To be confirmed
Working days: To be confirmed


Information Specialist: Anne Parkhill
Email: cs-is@unimelb.edu.au
Working days: To be confirmed


Anne is the information specialist for the Schizophrenia Group. She has worked since 2003 as a freelance information professional across the health industry in academic and ngo settings, particularly in Evidence Based Practice.

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