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Staff Profile

Simon Briscoe

Information Specialist

Kath Maguire

I joined the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) as an information specialist in September 2012. Since May 2017 I have mainly worked with the Exeter Health Services & Delivery Research (HS&DR) Evidence Synthesis Centre, which is supported by PenCLAHRC. My role is to carry out literature searching for reviews, mainly by using bibliographic and grey literature databases, and to provide reviewing support. I am also part of the UEMS information specialist team and Evidence Synthesis and Modelling for health Improvement (ESMI).

I previously worked as an information specialist for Warwick Evidence at the University of Warwick (2011-2012) and as a clinical librarian and library assistant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2010-2011). I have an MSc in Library and Information Studies from City University, London (2009).

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Contact by phone
01392 726658

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Information Science

Projects

Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training (IMPACT) - a realist review

PenCHORD - Review of Operational Research in scheduled and unscheduled care

Publications

The loss of the NHS EED and DARE databases and the effect on evidence synthesis and evaluation

Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review

Assessing the impact of upper limb impairment following stroke: a qualitative enquiry using internet-based personal accounts of stroke survivors

How do older people describe their sensory experiences of the natural world? A systematic review of the qualitative evidence

A structured literature review of simulation modelling applied to Emergency Departments: current patterns and emerging trends

Understanding the challenge of weight loss maintenance: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on weight loss maintenance

N of 1 trials and the optimal individualisation of drug treatments: a systematic review protocol

Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training: the IMPACT (IMProving Antimicrobials presCribing of doctors in Training) realist review

Tests for screening for hearing loss in children about to start school (Protocol)

Social and professional influences on antimicrobial prescribing for doctors-in-training: a realist review

The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cetuximab (review of technology appraisal no. 176) and panitumumab (partial review of technology appraisal no. 240) for previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer: a systematic review and economic

Using realist review to inform intervention development: Methodological illustration and conceptual platform for collaborative care in offender mental health

Upcoming Events

Apr
23

LKD Seminar: The art of...

Room 3.06, South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter and video-conferenced to F083 KSpa, Truro and MR10 JBB, Plymouth

Learning, Knowing, Doing Series Seminar Speaker:  Dr Roman Kislov, Senior Research Fellow in the University of...
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Apr
24

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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Calendar

News

Improving health care pathways for patients with chronic conditions

05 April 2018

PenCLAHRC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Helen Lloyd, has spoken to the BBC about the impacts...
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Partner in Focus - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

29 March 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Does brain function really decline after hip and knee surgery?

28 March 2018

A new study due to launch in the South West aims to explore if brain...
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News

Research Projects

How can schools best support parents' engagement in their children's learning?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This project aims to address how schools can best engage parents in their children’s learning....
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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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Research Projects