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Visit by academic from University of Loughborough (UK)
2 October 2015

Dr Janet Harrison (Centre for Information Management in the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK) recently visited the Department of Information Science as a guest lecturer and research collaborator. She is an expert in Health Information Management behaviour; especially in the National Health Service for England. Prior to her twenty five years in academia she was an Information Management specialist working the Public Sector.

Dr Harrison gave two public lectures which were well received by staff from the Department, post-graduate students and staff from the medical and veterinary libraries. The presentation on 28 August was titled Knowledge, Data and Information in the National Health Service (NHS) (UK) and on 31 August she presented on New directions for health libraries and information services: Status of Health Librarianship & Libraries in Ireland – SHELLI. She also presented a lecture on the first topic to students in an honours class.

During her visit Dr Harrison had meetings and discussions with several people including colleagues involved with their master’s studies in Information Science as well as Multimedia, doctoral students, a visiting academic from Rhodes University and the Director of the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics. Discussions were aimed at informal mentoring and exploring opportunities for future collaboration.

She started with a collaborative project with Prof Ina Fourie on the provision of information to children with cancer. The first component of the project is focused on the research designs and methods used for data collection from children with cancer regarding information provision and communication. 

Dr Janet Harrison (Centre for Information Management in the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK) recently visited the Department of Information Science as a guest lecturer and research collaborator. She is an expert in Health Information Management behaviour; especially in the National Health Service for England. Prior to her twenty five years in academia she was an Information Management specialist working the Public Sector.

Dr Harrison gave two public lectures which were well received by staff from the Department, post-graduate students and staff from the medical and veterinary libraries. The presentation on 28 August was titled Knowledge, Data and Information in the National Health Service (NHS) (UK) and on 31 August she presented on New directions for health libraries and information services: Status of Health Librarianship & Libraries in Ireland – SHELLI. She also presented a lecture on the first topic to students in an honours class.

During her visit Dr Harrison had meetings and discussions with several people including colleagues involved with their master’s studies in Information Science as well as Multimedia, doctoral students, a visiting academic from Rhodes University and the Director of the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics. Discussions were aimed at informal mentoring and exploring opportunities for future collaboration.

She started with a collaborative project with Prof Ina Fourie on the provision of information to children with cancer. The first component of the project is focused on the research designs and methods used for data collection from children with cancer regarding information provision and communication. 

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Dr Harrison gives a public lecture on Knowledge, Data and Information in the National Health Service (NHS) (UK)