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Jennifer Brown
Programme Manager (DIAMONDS)



Jen joined the DIAMONDS team as Programme Manager in December 2019. As Programme Manager, her role includes oversight and coordination of the DIAMONDS work streams as well as collaboration with Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) representatives. She liaises with internal and external partners and collaborators including York Trials Unit, Clinical Research Network, and potenial study sites.

As Research Fellow, Jen contributes to all DIAMONDS workstreams by writing manuscripts and protocols, ensuring approvals are in place as needed, collecting data, and developing trial documents.

Prior to joining MHARG, Jen worked at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination where she was responsible for the organisation and delievery of the three-day introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Course as well as the department's Athena SWAN application (as deputy chair of the self-assessment team). Jen continues her involvement in a project examining inequalities in clinical academic careers lead by Dr Jess Morgan (CRD) and Prof Gabrielle Finn (HYMS).

Jen continues to publish with Cochrane Neonatal and Cochrane Common Mental Disorders and has a wealth of experience in systematic review methods



  • MSc Health Psychology
  • BA (Hons) Psychology

University roles

  • Founder and coordinator of the UoY EU Staff Forum.



Jen has a keen interest in mental health research in both common mental disorders and severe mental illness. Her methodological expertise gives her research skills that can be transferred to projects across a range of disciplines.

Jen has a particular interest in ways of disseminating research and research findings most effectively to a variety of audiences and stakeholders. She enjoys exploring novel ways of knowledge translation that go beyond traditional academic journals and conferences and include the use of podcasts, webinars, and social media.


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External activities

Editorial duties

  • Methods editor for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders

  • Associate member of NIHR HS&DR Funding Committee

Jennifer Brown

Contact details

Jennifer Brown
Programme Manager (DIAMONDS)

Tel: 01904 32(1662)