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Claire Beecroft
ScHARR University of Sheffield

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 web 2.0, the social web, literature searching, critical appraisal and e-Health.

Research Interests
My key research interests are around e-learning, e-Health, applications of web2.0 and mobile technologies to healthcare, teaching of health informatics and information skills, and support for NHS Librarians and staff to develop key informatics skills.

My teaching coveres a wide range of courses including:

MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement
Masters in Public Health (ScHARR)
MSc In Health Informatics (ScHARR/Information School)
Information Resesources Information Study Skills Programme- IRISS (ScHARR)
MB ChB (School of Medicine)
DClinPsych (Department of Psychology)

My teaching ranges from acting as course leader for the MSc IHTA, to module co-ordination for the MSc Health Informatics and development of Masterclass ILAs for the MB ChB as well as contributing 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.


Sessions by Claire Beecroft
Thursday 15 October   15.00 – 15.45   A104: Portals and Pitfalls
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