Professor Alison Brettle

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole Room 1.90

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Current positions

Professor Health Information and Evidence Based Practice, Director Post Graduate Research


Specialist in health information and evidence based practice, including systematic reviews. Widely published in the field. Teaches evidence based practice and supervises Masters and PhD students. Within the School Director of Post Graduate Research, responsible for PhD students and PGR Training Programme

Areas of research

Digital Health, Evidence Based Practice, Health Libraries, Systematic Reviews


I lead the masters module in evidence based practice and patient care. I regularly provide workshops on Evidence Based Practice, systematic reviews, literature searching, writing for publication. I am responsible for the School of Health and Society PGR Training Programme

Teaching interests:

  • evidence based practice
  • information literacy
  • health information
  • evidence based library
  • information practice

Research Interests

I have been involved in a number of projects that seek to develop an evidence base or systematic review capacity in the health professions. I am involved in a range of projects that evaluate the impact of health information services and projects that use social media to meet health information needs.

Postgraduate Research
  • Health information
  • Information needs
  • Digital media
  • Evidence based practice

Qualifications and Memberships


  • CILIP Member