Lorna Burns
Profiles

Lorna Burns

Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare (Information Specialist)

Peninsula Dental School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

Qualifications

Background: 

Provision of library and information services across health, legal and public sectors. 

Qualifications:
  • MSc Human Communication and Computing (Bath University, 2008) 
  • MSc Information and Library Management (Bristol University, 2004)
  • BA Hons German Literature (Liverpool University, 1997)

Teaching interests

Information skills teaching on the postgraduate dental programmes at the Peninsula Dental School.  

Including:
  • Advanced database searching
  • Critical appraisal
  • Reference management using EndNote
Supervision of MSc dissertations

Support also given to undergraduate Critically Appraised Topics

Research interests

  • 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. 
  • Ethnography.