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Amanda Wanner

Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

Kath Maguire

I am an Information Specialist providing support across the full spectrum of activities conducted by the Plymouth PenCLAHRC team as well as Exeter-based projects. I also work alongside the Evidence Synthesis team to support research identification and prioritisation and contribute to methodological research.

I have expertise in literature search methods to support syntheses of research evidence. Specifically, in my role I:

  • Plan and undertake scoping searches for potential systematic reviews or research grant bids.
  • Liaise with PenCLAHRC researchers (and other project partners) about search strategy requirements for primary and secondary research.
  • Work with members of the Evidence Synthesis team members of the clinical community to develop and delivery Priority Briefings to assist prioritization of PenCLAHRC questions.
  • Design and undertake complex systematic literature searches to support systematic reviews as well as writing or reviewing the search methods of research papers.
  • Work with the diagnostics team on developing and leading pragmatic literature searches.
  • Contribute towards original research on information specialist methods.

Upcoming Events


'Creating Engaging Oral Communications'

Exeter South Cloisters 3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F1.

This seminar aims to explore how to create engaging oral presentations. Jointly delivered by Michelle Ryan from the...
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PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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Research Projects

What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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Supporting older people to manage their medicines: a scoping review of medicine self-management tools

Theme: Person-Centred Care

A scoping review that aims to identify what tools or resources are available for older...
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Research Projects