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Mr Simon Briscoe

Information Specialist

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South Cloisters 3.09

I joined PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter Medical School in September 2012. My role as an information specialist (IS) in PenCLAHRC is to carry out literature searching for reviews and research grant proposals, mainly by using bibliographic and grey literature databases. I am part of the IS team and Evidence Synthesis and Modelling for health Improvement (ESMI), and have worked on UK health technology appraisal reviews with Exeter's PenTAG in addition to my PenCLAHRC work.

Qualifications

  • MSc Library and Information Studies (2009) City University, London;
  • MA Political Theory (2005) UCL, University of London;
  • BA Social Policy and Politics (2004) RHBNC, University of London.

Career

I completed an MSc in Library and Information Studies at City University, London (2009). During this time I volunteered as a cataloguer at the Marylebone Cricket Club library. Following this I worked as a library assistant and clinical librarian at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Preston, Lancashire (2010-2011). I then moved to the University of Warwick where I provided maternity cover for an information specialist at Warwick Evidence (2011-2012).

I was awarded membership of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in 2012.

 

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Research

Research interests

I have published and presented research on various aspects of literature searching, including evidence-based approaches to resource selection, and the development of web searching methods and reporting standards.

See my publications page for more details.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Briscoe S, Cooper C, Glanville J, Lefebvre C (2017). The loss of the NHS EED and DARE databases and the effect on evidence synthesis and evaluation. Res Synth Methods
Briscoe S (2016). Eysenbach, Tuische and Diepgen’s evaluation of web searching for identifying unpublished studies for systematic reviews: an innovative study which is still relevant today. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 11(3), 108-114. Full text.
Briscoe S (2016). How theories of information can contribute to the development of literature search methods for realist reviews. the 2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES). 3rd - 5th Oct 2016. Abstract.  Author URL.
Briscoe S (2015). Web searching for systematic reviews: a case study of reporting standards in the UK Health Technology Assessment programme. BMC Res Notes, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.
Briscoe S (2015). Web searching for systematic reviews: how to develop the current guidance on methods and reporting standards. 23rd Cochrane Colloquium. 3rd - 7th Oct 2015. Abstract.
Briscoe S, Cooper C (2014). The British Nursing Index and CINAHL: a comparison of journal title coverage and the implications for information professionals. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 3(31), 195-203.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Poltawski L, Allison R, Briscoe S, Freeman J, Kilbride C, Neal D, Turton A, Dean S (In Press). Assessing the impact of upper limb disability following stroke:. a qualitative enquiry using internet-based personal accounts of stroke survivors. Disability and Rehabilitation Abstract.  Full text.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long H, Medina-Lara A, et al (In Press). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer-treatment induced anaemia (including review of TA142): a systematic review and economic model. Health Technology Assessment Abstract.  Full text.
Briscoe S, Cooper C, Glanville J, Lefebvre C (2017). The loss of the NHS EED and DARE databases and the effect on evidence synthesis and evaluation. Res Synth Methods
Briscoe S (2016). Erratum to: Web searching for systematic reviews: a case study of reporting standards in the UK Health Technology Assessment programme. BMC Res Notes, 9 Author URL.  Full text.
Briscoe S (2016). Eysenbach, Tuische and Diepgen’s evaluation of web searching for identifying unpublished studies for systematic reviews: an innovative study which is still relevant today. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 11(3), 108-114. Full text.
Orr N, Wagstaffe A, Briscoe S, Garside R (2016). How do older people describe their sensory experiences of the natural world? a systematic review of the qualitative evidence. BMC Geriatr, 16 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.
Sagar VA, Davies EJ, Briscoe S, Coats AJS, Dalal HM, Lough F, Rees K, Singh S, Taylor RS (2015). Exercise-based rehabilitation for heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart, 2(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wong G, Brennan N, Mattick K, Pearson M, Briscoe S, Papoutsi C (2015). Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training: the IMPACT (IMProving Antimicrobial presCribing of doctors in Training) realist review. BMJ Open, 5(10). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bailey S, Boddy K, Briscoe S, Morris C (2015). Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 505-514. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pearson M, Brand SL, Quinn C, Shaw J, Maguire M, Michie S, Briscoe S, Lennox C, Stirzaker A, Kirkpatrick T, et al (2015). Using realist review to inform intervention development: Methodological illustration and conceptual platform for collaborative care in offender mental health. Implementation Science, 10(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Pearson M, Brand SL, Quinn C, Shaw J, Maguire M, Michie S, Briscoe S, Lennox C, Stirzaker A, Kirkpatrick T, et al (2015). Using realist review to inform intervention development: methodological illustration and conceptual platform for collaborative care in offender mental health. IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 10 Author URL.
Briscoe S (2015). Web searching for systematic reviews: a case study of reporting standards in the UK Health Technology Assessment programme. BMC Res Notes, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.
Long L, Briscoe S, Cooper C, Hyde C, Crathorne L (2015). What is the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conservative interventions for tendinopathy? an overview of systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness and systematic review of economic evaluations. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 19(8), 1-134. Abstract.
Taylor RS, Sagar VA, Davies EJ, Briscoe S, Coats AJS, Dalal H, Lough F, Rees K, Singh S (2014). Exercise-based rehabilitation for heart failure. Cochrane Database Syst Rev(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Briscoe S, Cooper C (2014). The British Nursing Index and CINAHL: a comparison of journal title coverage and the implications for information professionals. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 3(31), 195-203.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, et al (2014). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer-treatment induced anaemia (including review of TA142): a systematic review and economic model.  Author URL.
Sutcliffe P, Connock M, Pulikottil-Jacob R, Kandala N-B, Suri G, Gurung T, Grove A, Shyangdan D, Briscoe S, Maheswaran H, et al (2013). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of second- and third-generation left ventricular assist devices as either bridge to transplant or alternative to transplant for adults eligible for heart transplantation: systematic review and cost-effectiveness model. Health Technol Assess, 17(53), 1-vi. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cummins E, Shyangdan D, Royle P, Johnston R, Ho V, Briscoe S, Lois N, Waugh N (2013). Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for the treatment of chronic diabetic macular oedema: Single Technology Appraisal. Report number: TA271.
Briscoe M, Briscoe S, Timms P, Ramsay R (2011). Usefulness of reader feedback. on the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ public information leaflets. The. Psychiatrist, 35(5), 175-178.

Conferences

Tikhonova IA, Hoyle M, Snowsill T, Crathorne L, Varley-Campbell J, Peters J, Briscoe S, Bond M, Huxley N (2016). Cost Effectiveness of Cetuximab and Panitumumab for First-Line RAS WT Metastatic Colorecal Cancer. ISPOR.
Briscoe S (2016). How theories of information can contribute to the development of literature search methods for realist reviews. the 2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES). 3rd - 5th Oct 2016. Abstract.  Author URL.
Briscoe S (2015). Web searching for systematic reviews: how to develop the current guidance on methods and reporting standards. 23rd Cochrane Colloquium. 3rd - 7th Oct 2015. Abstract.
Huxley N, Snowsill T, Hoyle M, Crathorne L, Haasova M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Medina-Lara A, Mujica-Mota R, Napier M, et al (2014). A COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF ERYTHROPOIESIS-STIMULATING AGENTS FOR TREATING CANCER-TREATMENT INDUCED ANAEMIA.  Author URL.
Snowsill T, Huxley N, Hoyle M, Crathorne L, Haasova M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Medina-Lara A, Mota MR, Napier M, et al (2014). MODEL-BASED COST-UTILITY ANALYSIS OF ERYTHROPOIESIS-STIMULATING AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER-TREATMENT INDUCED ANAEMIA IN THE UK NHS.  Author URL.
Briscoe S (2014). Web-searching for health technology assessment reports. InterTASC ISSG Workshop. 9th - 9th Jul 2014.

Reports

Huxley N, Long L, Briscoe S, Hoyle MW (2016). The clinical and cost-effectiveness of lenalidomide for people who have received at least one prior therapy with bortezomib (partial review of TA171): a critique of the submission from Celgene: Addendum.
Huxley N, Crathorne L, Varley-Campbell J, Tikhonova I, Snowsill T, Briscoe S, Peters J, Bond M, Napier M, Hoyle MW, et al (2015). Cetuximab (review of TA176) and panitumumab (partial review of TA240) for the first line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. MTA for NICE. Author URL.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, et al (2014). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer treatment-induced anaemia (including review of technology appraisal no. 142). Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Poltawski L, Allison R, Briscoe S, Freeman J, Kilbride C, Neal D, Turton A, Dean S (In Press). Assessing the impact of upper limb disability following stroke:. a qualitative enquiry using internet-based personal accounts of stroke survivors. Disability and Rehabilitation Abstract.  Full text.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long H, Medina-Lara A, et al (In Press). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer-treatment induced anaemia (including review of TA142): a systematic review and economic model. Health Technology Assessment Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Briscoe S, Cooper C, Glanville J, Lefebvre C (2017). The loss of the NHS EED and DARE databases and the effect on evidence synthesis and evaluation. Res Synth Methods

2016

Tikhonova IA, Hoyle M, Snowsill T, Crathorne L, Varley-Campbell J, Peters J, Briscoe S, Bond M, Huxley N (2016). Cost Effectiveness of Cetuximab and Panitumumab for First-Line RAS WT Metastatic Colorecal Cancer. ISPOR.
Briscoe S (2016). Erratum to: Web searching for systematic reviews: a case study of reporting standards in the UK Health Technology Assessment programme. BMC Res Notes, 9 Author URL.  Full text.
Briscoe S (2016). Eysenbach, Tuische and Diepgen’s evaluation of web searching for identifying unpublished studies for systematic reviews: an innovative study which is still relevant today. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 11(3), 108-114. Full text.
Orr N, Wagstaffe A, Briscoe S, Garside R (2016). How do older people describe their sensory experiences of the natural world? a systematic review of the qualitative evidence. BMC Geriatr, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Briscoe S (2016). How theories of information can contribute to the development of literature search methods for realist reviews. the 2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES). 3rd - 5th Oct 2016. Abstract.  Author URL.
Huxley N, Long L, Briscoe S, Hoyle MW (2016). The clinical and cost-effectiveness of lenalidomide for people who have received at least one prior therapy with bortezomib (partial review of TA171): a critique of the submission from Celgene: Addendum.

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.
Huxley N, Crathorne L, Varley-Campbell J, Tikhonova I, Snowsill T, Briscoe S, Peters J, Bond M, Napier M, Hoyle MW, et al (2015). Cetuximab (review of TA176) and panitumumab (partial review of TA240) for the first line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. MTA for NICE. Author URL.
Sagar VA, Davies EJ, Briscoe S, Coats AJS, Dalal HM, Lough F, Rees K, Singh S, Taylor RS (2015). Exercise-based rehabilitation for heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart, 2(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wong G, Brennan N, Mattick K, Pearson M, Briscoe S, Papoutsi C (2015). Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training: the IMPACT (IMProving Antimicrobial presCribing of doctors in Training) realist review. BMJ Open, 5(10). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bailey S, Boddy K, Briscoe S, Morris C (2015). Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 505-514. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pearson M, Brand SL, Quinn C, Shaw J, Maguire M, Michie S, Briscoe S, Lennox C, Stirzaker A, Kirkpatrick T, et al (2015). Using realist review to inform intervention development: Methodological illustration and conceptual platform for collaborative care in offender mental health. Implementation Science, 10(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Pearson M, Brand SL, Quinn C, Shaw J, Maguire M, Michie S, Briscoe S, Lennox C, Stirzaker A, Kirkpatrick T, et al (2015). Using realist review to inform intervention development: methodological illustration and conceptual platform for collaborative care in offender mental health. IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 10 Author URL.
Briscoe S (2015). Web searching for systematic reviews: a case study of reporting standards in the UK Health Technology Assessment programme. BMC Res Notes, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.
Briscoe S (2015). Web searching for systematic reviews: how to develop the current guidance on methods and reporting standards. 23rd Cochrane Colloquium. 3rd - 7th Oct 2015. Abstract.
Long L, Briscoe S, Cooper C, Hyde C, Crathorne L (2015). What is the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conservative interventions for tendinopathy? an overview of systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness and systematic review of economic evaluations. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 19(8), 1-134. Abstract.

2014

Huxley N, Snowsill T, Hoyle M, Crathorne L, Haasova M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Medina-Lara A, Mujica-Mota R, Napier M, et al (2014). A COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF ERYTHROPOIESIS-STIMULATING AGENTS FOR TREATING CANCER-TREATMENT INDUCED ANAEMIA.  Author URL.
Taylor RS, Sagar VA, Davies EJ, Briscoe S, Coats AJS, Dalal H, Lough F, Rees K, Singh S (2014). Exercise-based rehabilitation for heart failure. Cochrane Database Syst Rev(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Snowsill T, Huxley N, Hoyle M, Crathorne L, Haasova M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Medina-Lara A, Mota MR, Napier M, et al (2014). MODEL-BASED COST-UTILITY ANALYSIS OF ERYTHROPOIESIS-STIMULATING AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER-TREATMENT INDUCED ANAEMIA IN THE UK NHS.  Author URL.
Briscoe S, Cooper C (2014). The British Nursing Index and CINAHL: a comparison of journal title coverage and the implications for information professionals. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 3(31), 195-203.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, et al (2014). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer treatment-induced anaemia (including review of technology appraisal no. 142). Author URL.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, et al (2014). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer-treatment induced anaemia (including review of TA142): a systematic review and economic model.  Author URL.
Briscoe S (2014). Web-searching for health technology assessment reports. InterTASC ISSG Workshop. 9th - 9th Jul 2014.

2013

Sutcliffe P, Connock M, Pulikottil-Jacob R, Kandala N-B, Suri G, Gurung T, Grove A, Shyangdan D, Briscoe S, Maheswaran H, et al (2013). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of second- and third-generation left ventricular assist devices as either bridge to transplant or alternative to transplant for adults eligible for heart transplantation: systematic review and cost-effectiveness model. Health Technol Assess, 17(53), 1-vi. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cummins E, Shyangdan D, Royle P, Johnston R, Ho V, Briscoe S, Lois N, Waugh N (2013). Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for the treatment of chronic diabetic macular oedema: Single Technology Appraisal. Report number: TA271.

2011

Briscoe M, Briscoe S, Timms P, Ramsay R (2011). Usefulness of reader feedback. on the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ public information leaflets. The. Psychiatrist, 35(5), 175-178.

For the period October 2015 to September 2017 I am a peer reviewer for the information science journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.

I am also a contributing author of a forthcoming major revision of the "Searching for Studies" chapter of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, with particular responsibility for the web searching section which I presented on at the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium.

I teach searching for qualitative studies on the UEMS MSc in Applied Health Services Research, alongside my colleague Chris Cooper.

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