Helen Buckley Woods BA (Hons) (Sheffield), MSc (Sheffield), EdD (Sheffield)

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 and other literature reviews. I have worked on numerous review projects, particularly reviews of public health evidence. I also teach research methods, and supervise M level dissertation projects. I have a teaching qualification (PG certificate in learning and teaching in higher education) and I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA. My doctorate is in higher education studies. I conducted a cross-disciplinary qualitative case study, using social realist theories of knowledge to explore current working practices and changes in disciplinary knowledge production.

Research Interests

I am interested in ‘research on research’ including research methods, dissemination and evaluation of research, and academic freedom in higher education. I am also interested in evidence based practice and the design and delivery of research methods teaching.

Teaching Interests

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

Professional activities

ScHARR Director of Staff Teaching Development
Reviewer for the ScHARR Research Ethics Committee
Contributor to the Public Health Education Research Group

Current projects

  • NIHR Public Health Review Team

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