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Shona Kirtley


EQUATOR Knowledge and Information Manager

  • Senior Research Information Specialist

Shona joined the CSM in February 2011 and is the Knowledge and Information Manager/Senior Research Information Specialist for the EQUATOR Network. She is responsible for the EQUATOR website, including the development and updating of the Library for Health Research Reporting and the database of reporting guidelines, and for the provision of information management and literature search support for the research and educational activities of the network.

Before joining EQUATOR, Shona spent seven years as the Project Coordinator and Information Specialist for the NHS Evidence Women’s Health Specialist Collection based in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford.

She graduated in 1999 with an MA (Hons) in Modern History from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and in 2001 obtained an MSc in Information and Library Studies from the University of Strathclyde. Shona has a wide-ranging experience in the provision of evidence-based health information to a variety of different stakeholder groups and in devising and conducting comprehensive literature searches to support systematic reviews and other research studies.

Shona has a keen interest in health research reporting issues, journal publication practices, and global health issues, particularly reproductive, maternal and child health, and health information provision and access in low- and middle-income countries.

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