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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)
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evidence based library & information practice health informatics qualitative evidence synthesis systematic reviews

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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

Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

October 2007

Education history

College of Librarianship, Wales

Diploma in Librarianship

October 1982 - July 1983 (9 months)

University of Reading Food Production and Quality Research Division


October 1979 - June 1982 (3 years)