Mrs Lorna Burns
Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare - Information Specialist (Education)
Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)
Lorna Burns, Information Specialist, has nearly 20 years of experience delivering specialist information services across the health, legal and public sectors. Within the health sector, she has worked within primary care, mental health and public health. Lorna now works in University of Plymouth Faculty of Health, where in addition to teaching on evidence based healthcare, she provides expertise to systematic reviews and evidence synthesis projects.
- PG Certificate in Clinical Education (University of Plymouth, 2017)
- MSc Human Communication and Computing (Bath University, 2008)
- MSc Information and Library Management (Bristol University, 2004)
- BA Hons German Literature (Liverpool University, 1997)
Member of Chartered Institute of Information Professionals
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Information skills teaching in the Faculty of Health
- Systematic reviews and other types of evidence synthesis
- Advanced literature searching for systematic reviews
- Systematic review methods
- Critical appraisal and quality assessment
- Reference management using EndNote
Supervision of MSc dissertations
Support also given to the evidence-based curriculum at undergraduate level
Literature searching to support healthcare decision making, particularly in the fields of dentistry, mental health and public health.
- Information science support of the systematic review process.
- Methods in evidence synthesis.
- Information skills teaching and learning.
- Knowledge and skills development and CPD for information professionals.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
(2021) 'Use of health related quality of life in clinical trials for severe asthma: a systematic review' Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2021, (14) 999-1010 , DOI Open access
(2021) 'Effectiveness of pre-operative oral corticosteroids in reducing pain, trismus and oedema following lower third molar extractions: a systematic review' British Dental Journal (BDJ) , DOI Open access
(2021) 'The effect of pre-emptive Ibuprofen on post- operative pain after removal of lower third molar teeth: a systematic review' Evidence-Based Dentistry
(2020) 'The effectiveness and usability of online, group-based interventions for people with severe obesity: Systematic review protocol' JMIR Research Protocols , DOI Open access
(2020) 'Barriers and facilitators to dental care access among asylum seekers and refugees in highly developed countries: a systematic review' BMC Oral Health 20, (1) , DOI Open access
(2020) 'Perceived barriers and facilitators to accessing and utilising sexual and reproductive healthcare for people who experience homelessness: a systematic review' BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health , DOI Open access
(2020) 'MTA or calcium hydroxide for direct pulp capping in fully developed permanent teeth: a systematic review' Endodontic Practice Today 14, (2) 91-102 Open access
(2020) 'Effect of treating carious teeth on children's and adolescents' anthropometric outcomes: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 37, (1) 32-38 , DOI Open access
(2019) 'Systematic review and evidence synthesis of non-cervical human papillomavirus-related disease health system costs and quality of life estimates' Sexually Transmitted Infections 95, (1) 28-35 , DOI Open access
(2019) 'Barriers and enablers to accessing dental services for people experiencing homelessness: A systematic review' Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology , DOI Open access
(2018) 'Developing sustainability in a dental practice through an action research approach' British Dental Journal 225, (5) 409-412 , DOI Open access
(2018) 'Oral Care of Palliative Care Patients - Carers' and Relatives' Experiences. A Qualitative Study' British Dental Journal , DOI Open access
(2017) 'Student-led promotion of evidence-based healthcare' INSPIRE (2) 10-11 Publisher Site Open access
'Oral care experiences of palliative care patients, their relatives/carers and healthcare professionals: a qualitative systematic review' International Journal of Palliative Nursing Open access
Moles D; Tredwin C; McColl E; Robert W; Burns L (2018) Standards in Dentistry. London, England Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)
(2021) Review and mapping of basic dental training in EU member states: final report. General Dental Council Publisher Site
(2021) Mental Health and Wellbeing in Dentistry: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. General Dental Council Publisher Site
(2020) Engaging Young People During the COVID-19 Pandemic. London Youth Endowment Fund Open access