Membership Grade: Professional Member
Chartered medical Librarian with experience in the NHS, higher education and special libraries. Thorough knowledge of medical topics and allied health topics. Knowledge and interest in music, particularly classical.
I hold a music degree and I have a love of and interest in all types of music, especially classical.
I have worked in medical libraries for the past ten years, gaining a thorough knowledge of medical terminology. Particular interests include musculoskeletal health, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, healthcare management, veterinary medicine.
Gardening of all types is one of my interests, including growing sub-tropical plants, cacti and succulents. I have a working knowledge of horticultural Latin.
I have undertaken short courses in education and teaching, and I have experience of teaching and training students and medical staff.
Interest in local history of Hampshire where I grew up and Dorset where I now live.
I practice yoga and pilates. I am interested in mental health and wellbeing, and am a member of my employer’s mental health policy group.
Formerly employed temporarily as a veterinary nurse, I have owned cats and fish, and I have volunteered in a wildlife rescue centre and as a dog walker.
Travel, both actually doing and reading about, is one of my passions.
Trains planes and cars are one of my interests.
Studied cookery and nutrition. Interested in all things food and drink. CAMRA member.
Particular interests include sports medicine, walking, yoga, pilates, football, snooker.
Keen RSPB member.
MSc Information Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Music, Kingston University
I am available to take on literature searches. I am a medical librarian with 10 years experience in the NHS where I carry out literature searches for medical staff including searches for systematic reviews.
Cataloguing And Classification
Experienced in MARC cataloguing. Experience of Dewey and NLM classification schemes.