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Staff Profile

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


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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Searching and Review Clinic

Room 2.35, South Cloisters, St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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PenCLAHRC projects recognised by NIHR for mental health research

25 May 2018

The PARTNERS2 study has been awarded a CRN, McPin and MQ award for service user and carer involvement...
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Job Opportunity – Engagement, Research Information and Communications Manager (maternity cover)

14 May 2018

The University of Exeter Medical School are looking to recruit an Engagement, Research Information and Communications...
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Research reveals key factors to support quality of life in dementia

14 May 2018

  A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to...
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Research Projects


Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Sharing Evidence Routine for a Patient Centred Plan of Action (SHERPA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

This project aims to offer a structured approach for GP trainees to manage consultations with...
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Research Projects