Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, public health research has taken centre stage
However, chronic disease topics have remained important
De-escalation from public health emergencies
Searching to support a rapid scoping review for a European public health agency: a welcome opportunity to road test new Covid literature databases such as LitCovid. Client publication is available here.
Helped establish the scope for, then execute, the literature search for a rapid review. The end client was a global public health research agency.
The scope was very broad, so the focus was on systematic reviews and multi-country initiatives. Sources included a wide range of public health and development agencies, PubMed, Cochrane Library and EMBASE.com. Client publication is available here.
For a project for a leading not-for-profit research organisation: an exploratory search for evidence on buddy-support for people not previously diagnosed with mental health problems. PsycInfo (APA interface) and Google Scholar phrase searches were the most productive sources.
Data extraction of prices for a range of oncology drugs, from European national drug pricing and literature sources; to contribute to a white paper for a health research consultancy.
Copy-editing and reference formatting project, to complete a white paper for a pharma end-client.
Proofreading a PhD thesis on a medical microbiology topic.
Copy-edit and bibliography formatting, for a white paper for a pharma end-client.
Rapid review of the literature for an evidence assessment for a national screening agency. Included translating the Ovid Medline epidemiological Covid-19 search to the EMBASE.com database.
Copy-editing a white paper for a global aid agency end-client.