Claire Beecroft BA (hons), DPS (Loughborough University), MA (University of Sheffield), MCLIP, FHEA
University Teacher and Information Specialist
Information Resources Group, HEDS, ScHARR
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0701
Fax: (+44) (0)114 272 4095
I joined the School of Health and Related Research in 2003 as an Information Officer for Research Support, chiefly provding to support to NHS Researchers via the former Trent Institue and Trent RDSU. In January 2010 I became a University Teacher/Information Specialist and currently teach on a variety of courses within ScHARR and the wider university including the MPH and MSc in Health Informatics. My teaching covers a wide range of informatics-related topics including literature searching, critical appraisal and e-Health.
My key research interests are around e-learning, e-Health, applications of web2.0 to healthcare, teaching of health informatics and information skills, and support for NHS Librarians and staff to develop key informatics skills.
My main teaching interests are around critical appraisal, e-Health, telemedicine, media portrayal of health research and health economics, and information study skills. My teaching covers a wide range of courses including:
- Masters in Public Health (ScHARR)
- MSc In Health Informatics (ScHARR/Information School)
- Information Resesources Information Study Skills Programme- IRISS (ScHARR)
- MB ChB (School of Medicine)
- DClinPsych (Department of Psychology)
My teaching ranges from module co-ordination for the MSc Health Informatics and development of Masterclass ILAs for the MB ChB to the contribution of individual sessions for modules including Public Health Informatics, Systematic Reviews and Research Methods. My teaching is delivered via a variety of e-learning formats including 'virtual lectures', screen-casts, and pod-casts, plus traditional seminars and lectures.
Blackmore, C., Beecroft, C., Parry, G., Booth, A., Tantam, C., Chambers, E., Saxon, D. (2009). A systematic review of the efficacy and clinical effectiveness of group analysis and analytic/dynamic group psychotherapy. The full report can be found at: http://www.groupanalysis.org/uploadedfiles/workshops/IGA_GAS_FINAL_REPORT_UPDATED.pdf.
Tattersall, A., Beecroft, C., Cantrell,A. (2011). Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create Customized Research Portals. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 8(4), 367-381.
Booth A, Rees A, Beecroft CA. 'Systematic Reviews and Evidence Syntheses' in The Research Process in Nursing. Editors: Gerrish K, Lacey A. 6th: 284-302. Wiley-Blackwell 2010
Rees A, Beecroft CA, Booth A. 'Critical Appraisal of the Evidence' in The Research Process in Nursing. Editors: Gerrish K, Lacey A. 6th: 79-92. Wiley-Blackwell 2010
Beecroft CA, Booth A, Rees A. 'Finding the Evidence' in The Research Process in Nursing. Editors: Gerrish K, Lacey A. 6th: 65-78. Wiley-Blackwell 2010
Boote J, Baird WO, Beecroft C. Public involvement at the design stage of primary health research: A narrative review of case examples. Health Policy 95(1):10-23 2010
Booth A, Beecroft C. The SPECTRAL project: a training needs analysis for providers of clinical question answering services. Health Information and Libraries Journal 27(3):198-207 Sep 2010
Beecroft C, Booth A, Otter ME, Keen C, Lynch C. Supporting 'Best Research for Best Health' with best information. Health Information and Libraries Journal 26(4):307-315 Dec 2009
Claire Beecroft is based in Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)