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Andrew Booth, BA MSc Dip Lib MCLIP PhD

Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Research field: Computer and Information Science - Information Science
evidence based library & information practice, health informatics, qualitative evidence synthesis, systematic reviews


Biographical Information

Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. Andrew Booth has worked in the field of health information for over 25 years. Having previously worked in a variety of health library and information units in the NHS, the Medical Research Council and the KingĀ“s Fund, he moved to the University of Sheffield in 1994. Andrew set up the Information Resources (IR) Section and has subsequently been involved as a researcher, lecturer and trainer in all aspects of evidence based practice. Andrew has been a systematic review methodologist since 1995 and teaches on the Masters in Public Health and MSc in Health Informatics (with the Department of Information Studies). Andrew and his IR team hosted the first ever conference in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice in 2001 and since then he has been a leading international figure within this paradigm.

He is on the Editorial Boards of Health Information & Libraries Journal, Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries and the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. He is a Co-Convenor of the Cochrane CollaborationĀ“s Qualitative Research Methods Group.


Professional Experience

2007 - Present
Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice at School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Classes taught:
MSc Health Informatics

Oct 1982 - Jul 1983
College of Librarianship, Wales in Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Diploma in Librarianship
Oct 1979 - Jun 1982
The University of Reading in Reading, United Kingdom

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