Helen Buckley Woods BA (Hons) (Sheffield), MSc (Sheffield), MCLIP, FHEA

Information Specialist

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University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: 1021

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 2994
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

E-mail: h.b.woods@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-0653-9803


I joined the information Resources Group, HEDS in June 2009. My principal role is to identify evidence for systematic reviews and I have worked predominantly on reviews to inform public health guidance commissioned by the Centre for Public Health Excellence at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). I teach on several ScHARR short courses and Masters’ level programmes on identification of evidence for systematic reviews. Prior to joining ScHARR, I worked as an Information Adviser (subject librarian) at Sheffield Hallam University working with the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. I am also a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals' Health Libraries Group. In 2010, I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am currently studying for a Doctorate in Education (EdD) at the University of Sheffield which I began in 2012.

Research Interests

I am interested in research paradigms and how different research traditions interact with each other in academic practice; for example, in the delivery and design of research methods teaching.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests centre on research methods, including identifying evidence for systematic reviews and critical appraisal. I also facilitate journal clubs and other training workshops.

Professional activities

Member of ScHARR Research Ethics Committee

Current projects

• NIHR Vascular Services Programme
• NIHR PHR Interventions to promote or maintain physical activity during and after the transition to retirement: evidence synthesis to inform recommendations for policy and practice.

Extended List of Publications


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Sutton A & Woods HB () Resisting the MOOC stampede – is there still a place for small-scale tailored online CPD for library and information professionals?. http://cilipconference2015.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Digital-Futures-3-July-14.45-1.-Buckley-Wood-and-Sutton.pdf. St George's Hall, Liverpool, 2 July 2015 - 3 July 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Woods HB () Opening the Information Literacy Toolbox [pre-conference workshop]. https://eahil2011.ku.edu.tr/education. Koç University, Istanbul, 5 July 2011 - 8 July 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Woods HB () Searching for public health problems. NICE Joint Information Day. Royal Institute of British Architects, London., 14 November 2011 - 14 November 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Woods HB & Levay P () Practical issues in identifying evidence for complex problems.. ScHARR and NICE Workshop: Identification of Evidence on Complex Problems.. Hilton Garden Inn, Birmingham., 14 May 2012 - 14 May 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Woods HB () Evidence based library and information practice and active learning – a no brainer?. LIS DREaM event 5.. British Library, London, 9 July 2012 - 9 July 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Woods HB () Activate your journal club. https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1oz5tFmuY_qy7GnHpa_Tei-a3iuGXdAdjIJkYxk7ayac/edit?usp=sharing. University of Manchester, Manchester, 25 March 2013 - 27 March 2013. RIS download Bibtex download