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 review projects.
- 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 on the postgraduate dental programmes at the Peninsula Dental School.
- Advanced database searching
- Critical appraisal
- Reference management using EndNote
Supervision of MSc dissertations
Support also given to undergraduate Critically Appraised Topics
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.
- Information skills teaching and learning.
- Knowledge and skills development and CPD for information professionals.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
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
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
Moles D; Tredwin C; McColl E; Robert W; Burns L 2018 Standards in Dentistry. London, England Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)