Subject and outreach librarians at the Health Care Libraries

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Our team of outreach and subject librarians support all aspects of learning, research, and clinical care. Our staff are always happy to come to you in your lab, office, ward or classroom as well as supporting you via Skype etc, and in our libraries.

Their services include literature searches, group and one-to-one information skills training and advice, keeping you up to date, receiving book and journal recommendations, help and advice on managing references, induction sessions for new staff and students, teaching as part of the curriculum, general reference enquiries and much more.

Help might include scoping searches for systematic reviews, training sessions on Endnote and Mendeley, a Skype-based consultation with an MSc student overseas, helping a researcher comply with their funder’s open access mandate and teaching as part of taught graduate and undergraduate courses.  

Contact your subject librarian to discuss your requirements or set up a meeting. You can find out more about subject librarians in other subject areas.


Karine Barker
01865 272802
Department of Biochemistry, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Department of Experimental Psychology.

Position vacant
Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, Department of Paediatrics.

Owen Coxall
Outreach and Enquiry Services Manager
01865 740363
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, RDM NDCLS, RDM WIMM, RDM Investigative Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

Eli Harriss
01865 289383
MSD units on the Old Road Campus (e.g. Oncology; Nuffield Department of Medicine units).

Position vacant
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS).

Tatjana Petrinic
01865 740470
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.  

Nia Roberts
01865 289409
Nuffield Department of Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, MSD units on Old Road Campus.

Carolyn Smith
01295 229316
MSD and NHS staff and students based at the Horton Hospital.

Neal Thurley
01865 222920
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.