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Contact Information

Kelly Cobey, PhD
(613) 737-8899 (73601)

Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, Centre for Practice Changing Research Building
501 Smyth Road, PO BOX 201B, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6

Kelly Cobey

Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

Dr. Kelly Cobey`s research focuses on examining the methods used to conduct and report health research. She audits existing practices and develops and evaluates novel practices in this area. Her work addresses questions like: What are the consequences of reporting bias and poor quality reporting? How can researchers most effectively share their study findings and materials? What supports do researchers need to conduct their work transparently and openly? By addressing these key questions, Dr. Cobey aims to drive improvements in health research dissemination.

Key research interests include:
Publication ethics
Publication Models (Open Access, Pre-prints, predatory journals )
Clinical trial conduct and reporting
Peer review (evaluation, training, and education)

Brief Biography

Dr. Kelly Cobey is an Investigator in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, where she works as an active member of the Centre for Journalology. Kelly acts as the Centre`s Publication Officer. In this role she provides education and outreach to researchers internal and external to the institute on topics related to publication science.

Kelly is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and holds an Honorary Researcher appointment at the University of Stirling within the Department of Psychology.

Kelly obtained her PhD in social psychology from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She subsequently held a Fyssen Fellowship at the University of Paris North, and worked as a Lecturer at the University of Stirling. She also holds a research Master`s from the University of Liverpool where she studied biological sciences.   

Selected Publications

Research and clinical approaches

Behaviour; Clinical trials; Epidemiology; Journalology; Systematic reviews