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Dr Janet Harrison

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Senior Lecture in Information Management

Research areas of interest cover Health Information provision access and use for both the consumer and professional.

Janet's teaching areas are Health Information Management; the NHS; Consumer Health and Organisational Management.

The Status of Irish Health Librarians and Librarianship: The SHELLI project.

Partnership for Patients: Patient choice and the Public Library Service

Over 65yr olds use of Accident and Emergency Departments

Information Behaviour of clinical nurse specialists in the UK

Building the Brazilian Bridge: Clinical librarianship. Research with Prof. Vera Beraquet of Information Studies Department, Campinas University, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Clinical Librarianship - Building the Brazilian Bridge. Podcasts

Current PhD Supervision

The use of over the Counter Medicines in the UK
An Information Management Model for a Community Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana
The Information needs and seeking behaviour of medical staff in Libya

Completed PhD Supervision

The Impact of Electronic Journals in Saudi Arabian hospital libraries
The Information behaviour of medical staff in Kuwait
Medical Information Supply System in Jeddah
The Clinical Information needs of qualified medical staff UK
Electronic Patient Records - Qatar
Information Behaviour of medical staff in Kenya
Nursing Staff Records - Qatar

UK Council Member European Association Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL)
Member of the Institute of Healthcare Management
Member of the British MedicalInformatics Society
Member of Health Information and Libraries for Evalouation and Research (HEALER)
Member of editorial board Online Information Review Journal

ESRC assessor in e-health Ph'D Studentships
Guest Editor Health Sciences Academic Librarianship themed editor of the New Review of Academic LIbrarianship

Editor Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Guest Editor Health Information and Libraries Journal

Invited Speaker
2011 - Researcher Irish Health Libraries group, conference, Athlone, Ireland
2010 - Health Libraries group conference, Manchester, UK
2010 - Invited Visiting Researcher, Department of Information Science, Pontifical Univeristy Campinard, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Awards and Grants
2011 - Review opf the Status of Irish Health Librarians and Libraries (£25,000)
2010 - Santander grant to develop clinical librarianship in Sao Paulo Brazil (£1,500)

  • Harrison, J. and Beraquet, V., ''Clinical Librarians, a new tribe in the UK: roles and responsibilities'', Health Information and Libraries Journal, Oct 2009, DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00862.x
  • Harrison, J. and Beraquet, V., ''Are the charts in the carts or the records in the trolley? Clinical librarianship, UK versus USA experiences'', 10th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), Brisbane, Australia, Sept 2009,
  • Harrison, J. and Jones, C., ''Use of Message Boards to Help Patients Manage Their Own Health.'' , Library and Information Research, 30(94/Spring, 2006), 2006, pp 20-30. 
  • Canciglieri-Jnr, O., Harding, J.A. and Harrison, J., ''Methodology Proposal for Geometric Modeling in the CAD/CAM System from the Medical Images'' , International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, UNiversity of Technology, Troyes, July 2009,