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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 April 2020 I have mainly worked with the Exeter PRP Evidence Review Facility, which is supported by PenARC. 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

Scoping and Searching to Support Realist Approaches

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

From programme theory to logic models for multispecialty community providers: a realist evidence synthesis

From programme theory to logic models for multispecialty community providers: a realist evidence synthesis.

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

Upcoming Events

Jul
14

PPI Advice Clinic

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from finding...
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Jul
14

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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Calendar

News

PenARC receives £1.85 Million to Fund Children's Health and Maternity Research

06 July 2020

PenARC and colleagues from ARC Yorkshire and Humber have been awarded £1.85 million from the...
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Job opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Medical Statistics (2 posts)

02 July 2020

PenARC and the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG) would like to recruit for two positions...
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Reorganising dialysis services during the COVID-19 outbreak

30 June 2020

A collaboration between PenARC, the University of Exeter and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is making...
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News

Research Projects

Modelling demand and capacity for NHS Trusts in the South West

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

A tool has been developed to support forecasting resource demand and staffing capacity in NHS...
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Dialysis Service Modelling in Portsmouth

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

Using geographic modelling and optimisation to identify how best to manage the dialysis population at...
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Research Projects