Dr Louise Preston BA (Hons), MSc, PhD (Sheffield)
Senior Research Fellow
The University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 0847
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 0749
I work as a Senior Research Fellow in the Information Resources Group, HEDS, which I joined in May 2008 as an Information Specialist.
I work part time, working four days a week and balance research and teaching with leadership activities including the ScHARR Athena SWAN self assessment team co-chair role.
I joined ScHARR in October 2006 as a Research Associate on the Evaluation of Supplementary Prescribing in Nursing and Pharmacy project, based in the Public Health section. Prior to this, I worked as a Research Assistant in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield.
My interests lie primarily in undertaking evidence reviews of complex interventions, specifically in service delivery areas and in the identification of evidence for reviews. I have led a variety of different reviews for organisations including the HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre, the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and the ScHARR Public Health Collaborating Centre and have been involved in a number of publications from this work. I have also published on methods relating to searching. From my prior research projects, I maintain an interest in health services research with a particular interest in information use by patients and carers. I obtained my PhD in 2005 from the University Of Sheffield. It examined the impact of the MMR vaccine scare on parents in terms of their decision making and information requirements.
- Project lead and reviewer with a special interest in non-standard reviews, such as rapid reviews, mapping reviews and scoping reviews.
- Information specialist on a variety of ScHARR projects.
- Lecturer and dissertation supervisor on ScHARR Masters Programmes and PhD supervision
- Co-chair (with Professor Aki Tsuchiya) of the ScHARR Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team
- Chair of the Parents@TUOS Steering Group, member of the Women@TUOS Steering Group and member of the University level Gender Equality Committee
- Fuller GW, Evans R, Preston L, Woods HB & Mason S (2018) Should Adults With Mild Head Injury Who Are Receiving Direct Oral Anticoagulants Undergo Computed Tomography Scanning? A Systematic Review. Annals of Emergency Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- Preston LR, Chambers D, Campbell F, Cantrell A, Turner J & Goyder EC (2018) What evidence is there for the identification and management of frail older people in the emergency department? A systematic mapping review. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(16). View this article in WRRO
- Booth A, Cantrell A, Preston L, Chambers D & Goyder E (2015) What is the evidence for the effectiveness, appropriateness and feasibility of group clinics for patients with chronic conditions? A systematic review. Health Services and Delivery Research, 3(46). View this article in WRRO
- Archer R, Paisley S, Essat M, Preston L & Thornhill M (2015) ITERATIVE SIFTING IN THE SELECTION OF RESEARCH EVIDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR REVIEWS AND OTHER DECISION PROBLEMS. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 31(1-2), 54-58. View this article in WRRO
- Preston L, Turner J, Booth A, O'Keeffe C, Campbell F, Jesurasa A, Cooper K & Goyder E (2015) Is there a relationship between surgical case volume and mortality in congenital heart disease services? A rapid evidence review. BMJ Open, 5(12), e009252-e009252. View this article in WRRO
- Preston L, Carroll C, Gardois P, Paisley S & Kaltenthaler E (2015) Improving search efficiency for systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy: an exploratory study to assess the viability of limiting to MEDLINE, EMBASE and reference checking. Systematic Reviews, 4(1). View this article in WRRO
- Angus C, Latimer N, Preston L, Li J & Purshouse R (2014) What are the Implications for Policy Makers? A Systematic Review of the Cost-Effectiveness of Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care. Frontiers in Psychiatry. View this article in WRRO
- Watson P, Preston L, Squires H, Chilcott J & Brennan A (2014) Modelling the economics of type 2 diabetes mellitus prevention: a literature review of methods.. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 12(3), 239-253.
- Purshouse RC, Brennan A, Rafia R, Latimer NR, Archer RJ, Angus CR, Preston LR & Meier PS (2013) Modelling the cost-effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care in England.. Alcohol Alcohol, 48(2), 180-188.
- Everson-Hock ES, Jones R, Guillaume L, Clapton J, Duenas A, Goyder E, Chilcott J, Cooke J, Payne N, Sheppard LM & Swann C (2011) Supporting the transition of looked-after young people to independent living: a systematic review of interventions and adult outcomes.. Child Care Health Dev, 37(6), 767-779.
- Gerrish K, Guillaume L, Kirshbaum M, McDonnell A, Tod A & Nolan M (2011) Factors influencing the contribution of advanced practice nurses to promoting evidence-based practice among front-line nurses: findings from a cross-sectional survey.. J Adv Nurs, 67(5), 1079-1090.
- Johnson M, Jackson R, Guillaume L, Meier P & Goyder E (2011) Barriers and facilitators to implementing screening and brief intervention for alcohol misuse: a systematic review of qualitative evidence.. J Public Health (Oxf), 33(3), 412-421.
- Guillaume L & Bath PA (2008) A content analysis of mass media sources in relation to the MMR vaccine scare.. Health Informatics J, 14(4), 323-334. View this article in WRRO
- Guillaume L, Cooper R, Avery A, Mitchell S, Ward P, Anderson C, Bissell P, Hutchinson A, James V, Lymn J , McIntosh A et al (2008) Supplementary prescribing by community and primary care pharmacists: an analysis of PACT data, 2004-2006.. J Clin Pharm Ther, 33(1), 11-16. View this article in WRRO
- Guillaume LR & Bath PA (2004) The Impact of Health Scares on Parents' Information Needs and Preferred Information Sources: A Case Study of the MMR Vaccine Scare.. Health Informatics Journal, 10, 5-22. View this article in WRRO