Claire Beecroft BA (Hons), DPS (Loughborough University), MA, PG Cert (University of Sheffield), MCLIP, FHEA

University Teacher

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)114 222 0749
Room: 1-00.0

ORCiD: 0000-0003-1453-0013


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. I am currently the acting Course Director for the MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement.

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

My main teaching interests are around literature searching and evidence retrieval, 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:

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. 


Claire Beecroft is based in Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)

Health Economics and Decision Science

Extended List of Publications


  • Beecroft CA (2016) Appmetrics - Improving impact on the go In Tattersall A (Ed.), Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics London: Facet. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Beecroft CA, Booth A & Rees A (2010) Finding the Evidence In Gerrish K & Lacey A (Ed.), The Research Process in Nursing (pp. 65-78). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download


  • Blackmore C, Beecroft C, Parry G, Booth A, Tantam D, Chambers E, Simpson E, Roberts E & Saxon D (2009) A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Clinical Effectiveness of Group Analysis and Analytic/Dynamic Group Psychotherapy RIS download Bibtex download