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Researcher with specialist skills in systematic review and meta-analysis methods.


Ciara Keenan is a motivated researcher with an established international reputation in evidence synthesis methodology. Systematic review projects have demonstrated her expertise in the intersections of health, social welfare, disability, and education. Before joining Campbell UK and Ireland, Dr. Keenan worked as a systematic reviewer for Kleijnen Systematic Reviews, working on projects for the healthcare industry - two of which have informed NICE guidelines.

Dr Keenan is committed to capacity building in Evidence Synthesis which has led to her work as founder and editor of the meta-evidence blog. She is a co-convenor of the Campbell Collaboration’s Information Scientist Network, a methods editor for the Campbell Collaboration, and an information retrieval specialist for Campbell’s Education Coordinating group.

Ciara earned a masters with distinction using evidence synthesis methodology in 2013 and shortly thereafter was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a PhD which was completed in 2018. Dr Keenan provides regular training and workshops across various evidence synthesis topics and is currently leading review teams on three projects including a network meta-analysis.

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 7 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Other report
1 Citation (Scopus)

Best Practice Guidelines and Essential Methodological Steps to Conduct Rigorous and Systematic Meta-Reviews

Hennessy, E., Johnson, B. & Keenan, C., Nov 2019, In : Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. 11, 3, p. 353-381 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Guidelines
Applied Psychology
Behavioral Medicine
5 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
educational setting
research planning

Activities 2014 2018

Campbell Systematic Reviews (Journal)

Ciara Keenan (Peer reviewer)
25 Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Campbell Systematic Reviews (Journal)

Ciara Keenan (Peer reviewer)
28 Nov 2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Swiss Medical Weekly (Journal)

Ciara Keenan (Peer reviewer)
Mar 2017Sep 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review