Max Murano

Max Murano is a Research Fellow at Cochrane Australia in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Max contributes to research that aims to (i) advance methods for research synthesis and the uptake of these methods, and (ii) develop and apply practical, evidence-based approaches for enabling decision-makers to use research evidence. They also contribute to various projects and commissions related to systematic reviews and other types of evidence syntheses, as well as translation of research into healthcare policy and practice. Max also participates in the development and delivery of training programs for both Cochrane Australia and the Melbourne GRADE Centre.


  • Effectiveness of aromatherapy for prevention or treatment of disease, medical or preclinical conditions, and injury: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Living systematic reviews: 3. Statistical methods for updating meta-analyses
  • Living systematic reviews: 2. Combining human and machine effort
  • Living systematic review: 1. Introduction—the why, what, when, and how
  • Producing Cochrane systematic reviews-a qualitative study of current approaches and opportunities for innovation and improvement
  • Living systematic reviews: 4. Living guideline recommendations
  • Using the WHO-INTEGRATE evidence-to-decision framework to develop recommendations for induction of labour
  • Care of older people and people requiring palliative care with COVID‐19: guidance from the Australian National COVID‐19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
  • Clinical care of pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19: Living recommendations from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
  • Weekly updates of national living evidence-based guidelines: methods for the Australian living guidelines for care of people with COVID-19
  • An evaluation of Cochrane Crowd found that crowdsourcing produced accurate results in identifying randomized trials

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