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Alison Bethel

Information Specialist

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 +44 (0) 1392 726054

 South Cloisters 

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Alison joined PenCLARHC in 2011 as an Information Specialist and works with the Evidence Synthesis Team designing and running systematic literature searches.

She previously worked for the Environment Agency in various information roles, including Information Centre Manager and Library Systems Manager, and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory/Marine Biological Association as Assistant Information Scientist. More recently she has spent time working as a Project Manager and Knowledge Manager as well as working as an independent Information Specialist.

Qualifications

  • PG Diploma Library and Information Studies
  • BSc Biology

Research

Research projects

Grants/Funding

Co-applicant. Health Libraries Group grant. The best of the UK? A report on the value and future of UK databases in the health and social care fields: a systematic map protocol.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Ohly H, White MP, Wheeler BW, Bethel A, Ukomunne O, Nikolaou V, Garside R (In Press). Attention restoration theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, In Press Full text.
Abbott RA, Whear R, Rodgers LR, Bethel A, Thompson Coon J, Kuyken W, Stein K, Dickens C (In Press). Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Psychosomatic Research(0). Author URL.
Hunt H, Whear R, Boddy K, Wakely L, Bethel A, Morris C, Abbott R, Prosser S, Collinson A, Kurinczuk J, et al (In Press). Parent-to-parent support interventions for parents of babies cared for in a neonatal unit-protocol of a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence. Syst Rev, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abbott RA, Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Whear R, Logan S (In Press). Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens CM, abbott R, Whear R, Nikolaou V, Bethel A, Thomson Coon J, Stein K (In Press). Tumour necrosis factor α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research Full text.
Hunt H, Abbott R, Boddy K, Whear R, Wakely L, Bethel A, Morris C, Prosser S, Collinson A, Kurinczuk J, et al (2019). They've walked the walk”: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence for parent-to-parent support for parents of babies in neonatal care. Journal of Neonatal Nursing Abstract.
Rogers M, Bethel A, Abbott R (2018). Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: a comparison of search strategies. Res Synth Methods, 9(4), 579-586. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abbott RA, Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Bethel A, Whear RS, Thompson Coon J, Logan S (2018). Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children: Summary Evidence from 3 Systematic Reviews of Treatment Effectiveness. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 67(1), 23-33. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cheng SH, Augustin C, Bethel A, Gill D, Anzaroot S, Brun J, DeWilde B, Minnich RC, Garside R, Masuda YJ, et al (2018). Using machine learning to advance synthesis and use of conservation and environmental evidence. Conserv Biol, 32(4), 762-764. Author URL.
Kuźma E, Hannon E, Zhou A, Lourida I, Bethel A, Levine DA, Lunnon K, Thompson-Coon J, Hyppönen E, Llewellyn DJ, et al (2018). Which Risk Factors Causally Influence Dementia? a Systematic Review of Mendelian Randomization Studies. J Alzheimers Dis, 64(1), 181-193. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lovell R, Husk K, Blockley KV, Bethel A, Bloomfield D, Sara W, Pearson MGN, Lang IA, Byng R, Garside R, et al (2017). A realist review and collaborative development of what works in the social prescribing process. Lancet, 390, s62-s62.
Rogers M, Bethel A, Boddy K (2017). Development and testing of a medline search filter for identifying patient and public involvement in health research. Health Info Libr J, 34(2), 125-133. Abstract.  Author URL.
Newlove-Delgado TV, Martin AE, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Whear R, Logan S (2017). Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Whear R, Logan S (2017). Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(3). Abstract.
Brand SL, Thompson Coon J, Fleming LE, Carroll L, Bethel A, Wyatt K (2017). Whole-system approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: a systematic review. PLoS One, 12(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ohly H, Gentry S, Wigglesworth R, Bethel A, Lovell R, Garside R (2016). A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence. BMC Public Health, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin V, Hall AJ, Rogers E, Bethel A (2016). Orthotics and taping in the management of vertebral fractures in people with osteoporosis: a systematic review. BMJ Open Abstract.  Full text.
Husk K, Blockley K, Lovell R, Bethel A, Bloomfield D, Warber S, Pearson M, Lang I, Byng R, Garside R, et al (2016). What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? a protocol for a realist review. Syst Rev, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cooper C, Rogers M, Bethel A, Briscoe S, Lowe J (2015). A mapping review of the literature on UK-focused health and social care databases. Health Info Libr J, 32(1), 5-22. Abstract.  Author URL.
Parker C, Whear R, Ukoumunne OC, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Stein K, Ford T (2015). School exclusion in children with psychiatric disorder or impairing psychopathology: a systematic review. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 20(3), 229-251. Abstract.
Bethel A, Rogers M (2014). A checklist to assess database-hosting platforms for designing and running searches for systematic reviews. Health Info Libr J, 31(1), 43-53. Abstract.  Author URL.
Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Nikolaou V, Logan S (2014). Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(2). Abstract.
Whear R, Abbott R, Thompson-Coon J, Bethel A, Rogers M, Hemsley A, Stahl-Timmins W, Stein K (2014). Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behavior symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: a systematic review. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 15(3), 185-193. Abstract.  Author URL.
Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Whear R, Bethel A, Ukoumunne OC, Thompson-Coon J, Stein K (2014). Multiple component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Nikolaou V, Logan S (2014). Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(2). Abstract.
Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Nikolaou V, Logan S (2014). Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(2). Abstract.
Parker C, Whear R, Ukoumunne OC, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Stein K, Ford T (2014). School exclusion in children with psychiatric disorder or impairing psychopathology: a systematic review. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Abstract.  Full text.
Lovell R, Husk K, Bethel A, Garside R (2014). What are the health and well-being impacts of community gardening for adults and children: a mixed method systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence, 3(1). Full text.
Whear R, Coon JT, Bethel A, Abbott R, Stein K, Garside R (2014). What is the impact of using outdoor spaces such as gardens on the physical and mental well-being of those with dementia? a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 15(10), 697-705. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abbott RA, Whear R, Thompson-Coon J, Ukoumunne OC, Rogers M, Bethel A, Hemsley A, Stein K (2013). Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on nutritional outcomes for the elderly living in residential care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Res Rev, 12(4), 967-981. Abstract.  Author URL.
Thompson-Coon J, Abdul-Rahman A-K, Whear R, Bethel A, Vaidya B, Gericke CA, Stein K (2013). Telephone consultations in place of face to face out-patient consultations for patients discharged from hospital following surgery: a systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cooper C, O'Mara-Eves A, Rogers M, Bethel A, Lowe J, Crathorne L, et al (2012). The best of the UK? a report on the value and future of UK databases in the health and social care fields: a systematic map protocol. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 2(3).
Cooper C, O'Mara-Eves A, Rogers M, Bethel A, Lowe J, Crathorne L, Gomersall A (2012). The best of the UK? a report on the value and future of UK databases in the health and social care fields: a systematic map protocol. BMJ Open, 2(3). Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Bethel A, Rogers M (2018). Choosing the right databases and search techniques. In Levay P, Craven J (Eds.) Systematic Searching: Practical ideas for improving search results, Facet Publishing. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Ohly H, White MP, Wheeler BW, Bethel A, Ukomunne O, Nikolaou V, Garside R (In Press). Attention restoration theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, In Press Full text.
Abbott RA, Whear R, Rodgers LR, Bethel A, Thompson Coon J, Kuyken W, Stein K, Dickens C (In Press). Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Psychosomatic Research(0). Author URL.
Hunt H, Whear R, Boddy K, Wakely L, Bethel A, Morris C, Abbott R, Prosser S, Collinson A, Kurinczuk J, et al (In Press). Parent-to-parent support interventions for parents of babies cared for in a neonatal unit-protocol of a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence. Syst Rev, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abbott RA, Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Whear R, Logan S (In Press). Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens CM, abbott R, Whear R, Nikolaou V, Bethel A, Thomson Coon J, Stein K (In Press). Tumour necrosis factor α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research Full text.

2019

Hunt H, Abbott R, Boddy K, Whear R, Wakely L, Bethel A, Morris C, Prosser S, Collinson A, Kurinczuk J, et al (2019). They've walked the walk”: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence for parent-to-parent support for parents of babies in neonatal care. Journal of Neonatal Nursing Abstract.

2018

Bethel A, Rogers M (2018). Choosing the right databases and search techniques. In Levay P, Craven J (Eds.) Systematic Searching: Practical ideas for improving search results, Facet Publishing. Abstract.  Full text.
Rogers M, Bethel A, Abbott R (2018). Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: a comparison of search strategies. Res Synth Methods, 9(4), 579-586. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abbott RA, Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Bethel A, Whear RS, Thompson Coon J, Logan S (2018). Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children: Summary Evidence from 3 Systematic Reviews of Treatment Effectiveness. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 67(1), 23-33. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cheng SH, Augustin C, Bethel A, Gill D, Anzaroot S, Brun J, DeWilde B, Minnich RC, Garside R, Masuda YJ, et al (2018). Using machine learning to advance synthesis and use of conservation and environmental evidence. Conserv Biol, 32(4), 762-764. Author URL.
Kuźma E, Hannon E, Zhou A, Lourida I, Bethel A, Levine DA, Lunnon K, Thompson-Coon J, Hyppönen E, Llewellyn DJ, et al (2018). Which Risk Factors Causally Influence Dementia? a Systematic Review of Mendelian Randomization Studies. J Alzheimers Dis, 64(1), 181-193. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Lovell R, Husk K, Blockley KV, Bethel A, Bloomfield D, Sara W, Pearson MGN, Lang IA, Byng R, Garside R, et al (2017). A realist review and collaborative development of what works in the social prescribing process. Lancet, 390, s62-s62.
Rogers M, Bethel A, Boddy K (2017). Development and testing of a medline search filter for identifying patient and public involvement in health research. Health Info Libr J, 34(2), 125-133. Abstract.  Author URL.
Newlove-Delgado TV, Martin AE, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Whear R, Logan S (2017). Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Whear R, Logan S (2017). Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(3). Abstract.
Brand SL, Thompson Coon J, Fleming LE, Carroll L, Bethel A, Wyatt K (2017). Whole-system approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: a systematic review. PLoS One, 12(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Ohly H, Gentry S, Wigglesworth R, Bethel A, Lovell R, Garside R (2016). A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence. BMC Public Health, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin V, Hall AJ, Rogers E, Bethel A (2016). Orthotics and taping in the management of vertebral fractures in people with osteoporosis: a systematic review. BMJ Open Abstract.  Full text.
Husk K, Blockley K, Lovell R, Bethel A, Bloomfield D, Warber S, Pearson M, Lang I, Byng R, Garside R, et al (2016). What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? a protocol for a realist review. Syst Rev, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Cooper C, Rogers M, Bethel A, Briscoe S, Lowe J (2015). A mapping review of the literature on UK-focused health and social care databases. Health Info Libr J, 32(1), 5-22. Abstract.  Author URL.
Parker C, Whear R, Ukoumunne OC, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Stein K, Ford T (2015). School exclusion in children with psychiatric disorder or impairing psychopathology: a systematic review. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 20(3), 229-251. Abstract.

2014

Bethel A, Rogers M (2014). A checklist to assess database-hosting platforms for designing and running searches for systematic reviews. Health Info Libr J, 31(1), 43-53. Abstract.  Author URL.
Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Nikolaou V, Logan S (2014). Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(2). Abstract.
Whear R, Abbott R, Thompson-Coon J, Bethel A, Rogers M, Hemsley A, Stahl-Timmins W, Stein K (2014). Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behavior symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: a systematic review. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 15(3), 185-193. Abstract.  Author URL.
Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Whear R, Bethel A, Ukoumunne OC, Thompson-Coon J, Stein K (2014). Multiple component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Nikolaou V, Logan S (2014). Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(2). Abstract.
Martin AE, Newlove-Delgado TV, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Nikolaou V, Logan S (2014). Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(2). Abstract.
Parker C, Whear R, Ukoumunne OC, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Stein K, Ford T (2014). School exclusion in children with psychiatric disorder or impairing psychopathology: a systematic review. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Abstract.  Full text.
Lovell R, Husk K, Bethel A, Garside R (2014). What are the health and well-being impacts of community gardening for adults and children: a mixed method systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence, 3(1). Full text.
Whear R, Coon JT, Bethel A, Abbott R, Stein K, Garside R (2014). What is the impact of using outdoor spaces such as gardens on the physical and mental well-being of those with dementia? a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 15(10), 697-705. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Abbott RA, Whear R, Thompson-Coon J, Ukoumunne OC, Rogers M, Bethel A, Hemsley A, Stein K (2013). Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on nutritional outcomes for the elderly living in residential care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Res Rev, 12(4), 967-981. Abstract.  Author URL.
Thompson-Coon J, Abdul-Rahman A-K, Whear R, Bethel A, Vaidya B, Gericke CA, Stein K (2013). Telephone consultations in place of face to face out-patient consultations for patients discharged from hospital following surgery: a systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2012

Cooper C, O'Mara-Eves A, Rogers M, Bethel A, Lowe J, Crathorne L, et al (2012). The best of the UK? a report on the value and future of UK databases in the health and social care fields: a systematic map protocol. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 2(3).
Cooper C, O'Mara-Eves A, Rogers M, Bethel A, Lowe J, Crathorne L, Gomersall A (2012). The best of the UK? a report on the value and future of UK databases in the health and social care fields: a systematic map protocol. BMJ Open, 2(3). Abstract.  Author URL.

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