Dr Christine Urquhart

BSc, MSc, PGCE, PhD, FHEA

Dr Christine Urquhart

Emeritus Lecturer

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After graduating in Chemistry from the University of Warwick, I spent a year doing VSO in Kathmandu, Nepal. After that 'Information Science' seemed an interesting career move and I did an MSc in Information Science at City University. After that I worked in a wide variety of organisations, including industrial consultancy, the electricity industry, and a pharmaceutical company. I then combined child care with a variety of part-time work. After running a College of Nursing library for a couple of years, I took the chance of a research post working for, but not at, Aberystwyth. I started lecturing at Aberystwyth in 1995, and became a Senior Lecturer in 2000. Since early 2009 I have focused on research work.

I enjoy the challenge of growing unusual plants.

Publications

Home uterine monitoring for detecting preterm labourUrquhart, C., Currell, R., Harlow, F. & Callow, L. 2017 In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.2, CD006172
Reflections on the value and impact of library and information services: Part 2: impact assessmentUrquhart, C. & Turner, J. 2016 In : Performance Measurement and Metrics.17, 1, p. 5-28
Complementary approaches to searching MEDLINE may be sufficient for updating systematic reviewsSampson, M., de Bruijn, B., Urquhart, C. & Shojania, K. 2016 In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.78, p. 108-1158 p.
Reflections on the value and impact of library and information services: Part 3: towards an assessment cultureUrquhart, C. & Tbaishat, D. 2016 In : Performance Measurement and Metrics.17, 1, p. 29-44
Reflections on the value and impact of library and information servies: Part 1: Value identification and value creationUrquhart, C. 2015 In : Performance Measurement and Metrics.16, 1, p. 86-102
Profiling information behaviour of nursing students: part 2: derivation of profilesStokes, P. & Urquhart, C. 2015 In : Journal of Documentation.71, 1, p. 52-79
Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search to Knowledge FormationUrquhart, C. 2013 In : Journal of Documentation.69, 4, p. 590-5944 p.
Modelling Nonlinear Information Behaviour: Transferability and ProgressionFoster, A. E. & Urquhart, C. J. 2012 In : Journal of Documentation.68, 6, p. 784-80519 p.
Report on COLIS (Conceptions of Library and Information Science) Conference, London, 22-24 June 2010Urquhart, C. 2011 In : International Journal of Information Management.31, 1, p. 80-812 p.
Profiling information behaviour of nursing students: part 1: quantitative findingsStokes, P. & Urquhart, C. 2011 In : Journal of Documentation.67, 6, p. 908-932
Home uterine monitoring: A case of telemedicine failure?Urquhart, C. & Currell, R. 2010 In : Health Informatics Journal.p. 165-17511 p.
Information behaviour of women: theoretical perspectives on genderUrquhart, C. & Yeoman, A. J. 2010 In : Journal of Documentation.66, 1, p. 113-139
Beyond relevance and recall: testing new user-centred measures of database performanceStokes, P., Foster, A. & Urquhart, C. 2009 In : Health Information and Libraries Journal.26, 3, p. 220-23112 p.
Business process management in academic information servicesTbaishat, D., Urquhart, C. & Preston, H. 2009 UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2009: Positive Information Systems. Oxford: Association for Information Systems, Vol. 2009, p. 1-1010 p. 47
Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion: From Mainframes to Ubiquitous ComputingUrquhart, C. 2009 In : Journal of Documentation.65, 2, p. 325-3273 p.
Validating coding for a theoretical model of information behaviourFoster, A., Urquhart, C. & Turner, J. 2008 In : Information Research.13, 4, p. 1-1111 p.
Homecare and the informal information grapevine: implications for the electronic record in social careUrquhart, C. & Cooper, J. 2008 In : Health Informatics Journal.p. 59-6911 p.
MUES (Mid Wales - Users - Ethnic Services) Ethnic services provision 2007-08. Report for Libraries for Life: Delivering the entitlement agenda for library users in Wales 2007-09Urquhart, C., Crossan, S., Hines, B. & Thomas, R. 2008 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
MUES (Mid Wales - Users - Ethnic Services) Ethnic services provision 2007-08. Policy guidance for Libraries for Life: Delivering the entitlement agenda for library users in Wales 2007-09Thomas, R., Crossan, S., Urquhart, C. & Hines, B. 2008 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Rural information needs. Final report for Mid Wales Library and Information PartnershipHines, B., Crossan, S., Thomas, R. & Urquhart, C. 2008 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Assessing the impact of a health library service. Best practice guidanceWeightman, A. & Urquhart, C. 2008 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Nursing record systems: effects on nursing practice and health care outcomesCurrell, R. & Urquhart, C. 2008 Wiley. 45 p.
Changes in information behavior in clinical teams after introduction of a clinical librarian serviceUrquhart, C., Durbin, J., Turner, J. & Ryan, J. 2007 In : Journal of the Medical Library Association.95, 1, p. 14-229 p.
Lessons learned in an information skills training programme for a mental health TrustParker, R. & Urquhart, C. 2007 In : Health Information and Libraries Journal.p. 58-614 p.
Procurement of electronic content across the UK National Health Service and Higher Education sectors. Report to JISC executive and LKDN executive.Spink, S., Cox, A. & Urquhart, C. 2007 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Developing a toolkit for assessing the impact of health library services on patient careWeightman, A., Thomas, R., Urquhart, C. & Spink, S. 2007 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Action research in developing knowledge networksUrquhart, C. & Seeley, H. 2007 p. 217-23519 p.
Understanding student information behavior in relation to electronic information services: lessons from longitudinal monitoring and evaluation Part 1Urquhart, C. & Rowley, J. 2007 In : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.p. 1162-117413 p.
Understanding student information behavior in relation to electronic information services: lessons from longitudinal monitoring and evaluation Part 2Rowley, J. & Urquhart, C. 2007 In : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.p. 1188-119710 p.
Collaboration on procurement of e-content between the National Health Service and higher education in the UKUrquhart, C., Spink, S. & Cox, A. 2007 In : Interlending and Document Supply.35, 3, p. 164-1707 p.
Information literacy and what we tend, conveniently, to forgetUrquhart, C. 2007 In : Libraries for Nursing Bulletin.27, 2-3, p. 9-2012 p.
Using a prompt sheet to improve the reference interview in a health telephone helpline servicePrice, T., Urquhart, C. & Cooper, J. 2007 In : Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.2, 3, p. 43-5816 p.
A Document (Re)turn: Contributions from a Research Field in TransitionUrquhart, C. 2007 In : Journal of Documentation.64, 2, p. 306-3083 p.
Evaluation of the KA24 (Knowledge Access 24) service for health and social care staff in London and the South-East of England. Part 1: QuantitativeCumbers, B., Urquhart, C. & Durbin, J. 2006 In : Health Information and Libraries Journal.p. 133-1397 p.
From epistemic origins to journal impact factors: what do citations tell us?Urquhart, C. 2006 In : International Journal of Nursing Studies.43, 1, p. 1-22 p.
Evaluating the contribution of the clinical librarian to a multidisciplinary teamUrquhart, C., Turner, J., Durbin, J. & Ryan, J. 2006 In : Library and Information Research.p. 30-4314 p.
NHS Wales e-library portal evaluation (For Informing Healthcare Strategy implementation programme)Thomas, R. & Urquhart, C. 2006 National Health Service.
Theory and practice in strategic planning for health information systemsBradshaw, K. & Urquhart, C. 2005 p. 22-243 p.
Systematic assessment of the training needs of health library staffUrquhart, C., Spink, S., Thomas, R. & Durbin, J. 2005 In : Library and Information Research.p. 35-428 p.
NHS Wales user needs study including knowledgebase tools report. Report for Informing Healthcare Strategy implementation programme.Thomas, R., Spink, S., Durbin, J. & Urquhart, C. 2005 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Developing an effective electronic social care record for care in the homeCooper, J. & Urquhart, C. 2005 p. 21-233 p.
Evaluation of the Specialist Libraries/Communities of Practice. Report for National Library for HealthCooper, J., Spink, S., Thomas, R. & Urquhart, C. 2005 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Reviewing the evidence on nursing record systemsUrquhart, C. & Currell, R. 2005 In : Health Informatics Journal.11, 1, p. 33-4412 p.
Assessing training and professional development needs of library staff. Report for National Library of HealthUrquhart, C., Spink, S. & Thomas, R. 2005 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Student use of electronic information services in further educationUrquhart, C., Thomas, R., Spink, S., Fenton, R., Yeoman, A., Lonsdale, R., Armstrong, C., Banwell, L., Ray, K., Coulson, G. & Rowley, J. 2005 In : International Journal of Information Management.25, 4, p. 347-36216 p.
The information needs and information-seeking behaviours of home-care workers and clients receiving home careCooper, J. & Urquhart, C. 2005 In : Health Information and Libraries Journal.22, 2, p. 107-11610 p.
North Wales Clinical Librarian project. Final project reportUrquhart, C., Durbin, J. & Turner, J. 2005 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Confidentiality issues in information systems in social careCooper, J. & Urquhart, C. 2004 p. 5-73 p.
Training needs analysis of healthcare library staff, undertaken for South Yorkshire Workforce Development ConfederationUrquhart, C., Durbin, J. & Spink, S. 2004 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Evaluating SWICE-R (South West Information for Clinical Effectiveness - Rural). Final report for South West Workforce Development Confederations (Knowledge Resources Development Unit)Yeoman, A., Durbin, J. & Urquhart, C. 2004 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Using participant or non-participant observation to explain information behaviourCooper, J., Lewis, R. & Urquhart, C. 2004 In : Information Research.p. 9-46 p.
Evaluating the development of virtual learning environments in higher and further educationUrquhart, C., Spink, S., Thomas, R., Yeoman, A., Durbin, J., Turner, J., Fenton, R. & Armstrong, C. 2004 p. 157-16913 p.
JUSTEIS: JISC Usage Surveys: Trends in Electronic Information Services Final report 2003/2004 Cycle FiveUrquhart, C., Spink, S., Thomas, R., Yeoman, A., Durbin, J., Turner, J., Fenton, R. & Armstrong, C. 2004 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
The JISC user behaviour monitoring and evaluation frameworkRowley, J., Armstrong, C., Lonsdale, R., Banwell, L., Ray, K., Yeoman, A., Spink, S., Coulson, G., Urquhart, C., Thomas, R. & Fenton, R. 2004 In : Journal of Documentation.p. 302-32019 p.
Critical incident technique and explicitation interviewing in studies of information behaviorYeoman, A., Cooper, J., Armstrong, C., Fenton, R., Lonsdale, R., Spink, S., Urquhart, C., Thomas, R., Barker, A. & Light, A. 2003 In : Library and Information Science Research.25, 1, p. 63-8826 p.
Uptake and use of electronic information services: trends in UK higher education from the JUSTEIS projectUrquhart, C., Lonsdale, R., Thomas, R., Spink, S., Yeoman, A., Armstrong, C. & Fenton, R. 2003 In : Program.37, 3, p. 167-18014 p.
Applications of outsourcing theory to collaborative purchasing and licensingUrquhart, C. 2003 In : VINE.p. 63-708 p.
Evaluation of resources to support production of high quality health information for patients and the public. Final report for NHS Research Outputs ProgrammeDurbin, J., Urquhart, C. & Yeoman, A. 2003 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Qualitative evaluation of KA24 (Knowledge Access 24)Durbin, J. & Urquhart, C. 2003 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
The management of health library outreach services: evaluation and reflection on lessons learned on the VIVOS projectCooper, J., Yeoman, A., Urquhart, C. & Tyler, A. 2003 In : Journal of the Medical Library Association.91, 4, p. 426-4338 p.
Moving Communities of Practice forward: the challenge for the National electronic Library for Health and its Virtual Branch LibrariesSharp, S., Yeoman, A. & Urquhart, C. 2003 In : Health Informatics Journal.p. 241-25212 p.
Developing communities of practice in the NeLH (National electronic Library for Health)Urquhart, C., Yeoman, A. & Sharp, S. 2003
Trends in use of electronic journals in higher education in the UK - views of academic staff and studentsBonthron, K., Urquhart, C. J., Thomas, R. E., Armstrong, C., Ellis, D., Everitt, J., Fenton, R., Lonsdale, R., McDermott, E., Morris, H., Phillips, R., Spink, S. & Yeoman, A. J. 2003 In : D-Lib Magazine.9, 6
JUSTEIS (JISC Usage Surveys: Trends in Electronic Information Services) Strand A: survey of end users of all electronic information services (HE and FE), with Action research report. Final report 2002/2003 Cycle Four.Lonsdale, R., Thomas, R., Durbin, J., Turner, J., Armstrong, C., Spink, S., Urquhart, C. & Fenton, R. 2003 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Evaluation of Clinical Evidence on HOWIS: Final Report Ref. FA4/ 4665/2002Broady-Preston, J., Durbin, J. & Urquhart, C. J. 2003 Aberystwyth: Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 25 p.
Evaluation of KA24 and Regional Database/Journal Procurement & Service Project: Report. Prepared for Department of Health Information Policy Unit / NHS Information Authority by LITC (South Bank University) and DILS (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)Broady-Preston, J., Urquhart, C. J. & Cox, A. 2002 Aberystwyth: Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 70 p.
HOWIS Knowledgebase Evaluation Report: Prepared for CCISG, Welsh AssemblyBroady-Preston, J., Urquhart, C. J. & Durbin, J. 2002 Aberystwyth: Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 60 p.