Dr Helen Buckley Woods

BA (Sheffield), PGCert (Sheffield Hallam), MSc (Sheffield), EdD (Sheffield)

Information School

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research on Research Institute

Dr Helen Buckley Woods
h.b.woods@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Helen Buckley Woods
Information School
Regent Court (IS)
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

My background is in information science, working mostly in educational institutions in the UK. My current role is at the Research on Research Institute (RoRI), an international consortium of funders, academics, and technologists. Before this, I worked for ten years at Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), leading information retrieval activities on numerous qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods evidence reviews. I am an experienced teacher and trainer and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have a doctorate in higher education studies, awarded in 2019. 

Research interests

My broad research area is knowledge production and uses in higher education. This includes the determination of research topics and portfolios, research models (such as academic & practitioner co-production, single discipline, citizen science) and their uses, understanding & exploring different knowledge types, disciplinary knowledge practices and culture, research silencing and academic freedom. Methodologically, my expertise is in qualitative research and evidence synthesis. My research fits within a wider umbrella of ‘research on research’, that is research which addresses questions about research systems, culture, and knowledge production. 

My thesis focussed on disciplinary differences in knowledge production in higher education and the effects of an increased demand for instrumental research. In my current role I have investigated how research is evaluated through peer review in scholarly publishing. I have also coordinated research to investigate new initiatives in grant allocation

Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Reports

Website content

  • Woods H Manufacturing Collaboration – Can you teach researchers how to achieve impact?. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Phillips P, Shackley P, Kaltenthaler E, Poku E, Essat M & Woods HB Volume-outcome relationships in peripheral vascular surgery: a systematic review (protocol no. CRD42014014850 registered on PROSPERO). RIS download Bibtex download

Posters

  • Woods HB, Phillips P, Poku E, Essat M, Goka EA, Kaltenthaler EC, Shackley P & Michaels J (2016) Searching for evidence for systematic reviews of volume outcome relationship in peripheral vascular surgery. 2016 HTAi Annual meeting, Tokyo Japan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Phillips P, Poku E, Essat M, Woods HB, Goka EA, Kaltenthaler E, Shackley P & Michaels J (2016) Volume-outcome relationships in the treatment of AAA in Europe: a systematic review. Health Technology Assessment International (Tokyo). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Phillips P, Poku E, Essat M, Woods HB, Goka EA, Kaltenthaler E, Shackley P & Michaels J (2016) Volume-outcome relationships in peripheral vascular surgery: an overview of reviews. Health Technology Assessment International (Tokyo). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Essat M, Poku E, Duncan R, Phillips P, Woods H, Palfreyman S, jones G, Kaltenthaler E & Michaels (2015) Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm – A systematic review. Health Technology Assessment International. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku E, Essat M, Duncan R, Phillips P, Woods H, Palfreyman S, jones G, Kaltenthaler E & Michaels J (2015) Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review. Health Technology Assessment international. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stevens JW, Harvey RC, Johnson M & Khunti K (2014) Preventing the Progression to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults at High Risk: A Systematic Review And Network Meta-Analysis of Lifestyle, Pharmacological and Surgical Interventions. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Essat M, Poku E, Phillips P, Woods H, Palfreyman S, Jones G, Duncan R, Kaltenthaler E & Michaels J Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (HTAI 12th Annual Meeting 15-17 June 2015). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku E, Essat M, Woods H, Palfreyman S, Jones G, Kaltenthaler E, Duncan R, Michaels J & Phillips P Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with peripheral artery disease: a systematic review (HTAI 12th Annual Meeting 15-17 June 2015). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Woods H & Booth A Exploring LIS practitioner engagement with research: lessons from a UK case study. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sutton A, Woods H & Booth A Co-design and shared delivery: working with partner organisations to meet the training needs of the health library and knowledge workforce. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harnan S, Jorgensen A, Tsuchiya A, Goyder E & Woods H Towards cost-effectiveness analysis of the health and wellbeing benefits of urban green space: a mapping review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rafia R, Papaioannou D, Stevenson M, Rathbone J & Woods H Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of the addition of rituximab to chemotherapy in the first-line treatment of Follicular Lymphoma patients in the UK. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones G, Essat M, Poku E, Booth A, Palfreyman S, Kaltenthaler E, Duncan R, Woods HB, Michaels J & Phillips P Selecting Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): Integrating Systematic Review and Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Methods (ISOQOL 22nd Annual Conference 21-24 October 2015). RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Woods H (2019) Knowledge production and disciplinary practices in a British University: A qualitative cross-disciplinary case study. RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Powell P, Carlton J, Woods H & Mazzone P (2019) Patient reported outcome measures of quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): a systematic review of content and structural validity using COSMIN. HEDS Discussion Paper Series. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests

My teaching interests and experience lie in the study of higher education and research systems, evidence based practice and research methods. I have experience as a module leader (online & in-person formats), supervision of M level students’ dissertation projects, lecturing and small group teaching for M level and undergraduate students. I have also been part of the faculty for numerous training courses, such as delivering sessions on information retrieval for qualitative evidence synthesis (on the ESQUIRE programme), and training library and information professionals (FOLIO). I have also led other professional learning activities such as journal clubs

Professional activities
  • ECR Faculty representative for the Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield.
  • Member of the Society for Research into Higher Education