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

2017

Urquhart, C., Currell, R., Harlow, F., Callow, L. 2017. Home uterine monitoring for detecting preterm labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2) CD006172 10.1002/14651858.CD006172.pub4 Cadair

2016

Urquhart, C., Turner, J. 2016. Reflections on the value and impact of library and information services: Part 2: impact assessment. Performance Measurement and Metrics 17 (1) pp. 5-28. 10.1108/PMM-01-2016-0001 Cadair

Sampson, M., de Bruijn, B., Urquhart, C., Shojania, K. 2016. Complementary approaches to searching MEDLINE may be sufficient for updating systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 78 pp. 108-115. 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.03.004 Cadair

Urquhart, C., Tbaishat, D. 2016. Reflections on the value and impact of library and information services: Part 3: towards an assessment culture. Performance Measurement and Metrics 17 (1) pp. 29-44. 10.1108/PMM-01-2016-0004 Other Cadair

2015

Urquhart, C. 2015. Reflections on the value and impact of library and information servies: Part 1: Value identification and value creation. Performance Measurement and Metrics 16 (1) pp. 86-102. 10.1108/PMM-02-2015-0005 Cadair

Stokes, P., Urquhart, C. 2015. Profiling information behaviour of nursing students: part 2: derivation of profiles. Journal of Documentation 71 (1) pp. 52-79. 10.1108/JD-07-2013-0091 Cadair

2013

Urquhart, C. 2013. Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search to Knowledge Formation. Journal of Documentation 69 (4) pp. 590-594. 10.1108/JD-02-2013-0018 Cadair

2012

Foster, A.E., Urquhart, C.J. 2012. Modelling Nonlinear Information Behaviour: Transferability and Progression. Journal of Documentation 68 (6) pp. 784-805. 10.1108/00220411211277046 Cadair

2011

Urquhart, C. 2011. Report on COLIS (Conceptions of Library and Information Science) Conference, London, 22-24 June 2010. International Journal of Information Management 31 (1) pp. 80-81. 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2010.09.003 Cadair

Stokes, P., Urquhart, C. 2011. Profiling information behaviour of nursing students: part 1: quantitative findings. Journal of Documentation 67 (6) pp. 908-932. 10.1108/00220411111183528 Cadair

2010

Urquhart, C., Currell, R. 2010. Home uterine monitoring: A case of telemedicine failure? Health Informatics Journal pp. 165-175. 10.1177/1460458210377481 Cadair

Urquhart, C., Yeoman, A.J. 2010. Information behaviour of women: theoretical perspectives on gender. Journal of Documentation 66 (1) pp. 113-139. 10.1108/00220411011016399 Cadair

2009

Stokes, P., Foster, A., Urquhart, C. 2009. Beyond relevance and recall: testing new user-centred measures of database performance. Health Information and Libraries Journal 26 (3) pp. 220-231. 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2008.00822.x Cadair

Tbaishat, D., Urquhart, C., Preston, H. 2009. Business process management in academic information services. UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2009: Positive Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, Oxford pp. 1-10. Other Cadair

Urquhart, C. 2009. Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion: From Mainframes to Ubiquitous Computing. Journal of Documentation 65 (2) pp. 325-327. 10.1108/00220410910937651 Cadair

2008

Foster, A., Urquhart, C., Turner, J. 2008. Validating coding for a theoretical model of information behaviour. Information Research 13 (4) pp. 1-11. Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Cooper, J. 2008. Homecare and the informal information grapevine: implications for the electronic record in social care. Health Informatics Journal pp. 59-69. Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Crossan, S., Hines, B., Thomas, R. 2008. 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 2007-09. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Thomas, R., Crossan, S., Urquhart, C., Hines, B. 2008. 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 2007-09. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Hines, B., Crossan, S., Thomas, R., Urquhart, C. 2008. Rural information needs. Final report for Mid Wales Library and Information Partnership. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Weightman, A., Urquhart, C. 2008. Assessing the impact of a health library service. Best practice guidance. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Currell, R., Urquhart, C. 2008. Nursing record systems: effects on nursing practice and health care outcomes. Wiley 10.1002/14651858.CD002099 Cadair

2007

Urquhart, C., Durbin, J., Turner, J., Ryan, J. 2007. Changes in information behavior in clinical teams after introduction of a clinical librarian service. Journal of the Medical Library Association 95 (1) pp. 14-22. Cadair Other

Parker, R., Urquhart, C. 2007. Lessons learned in an information skills training programme for a mental health Trust. Health Information and Libraries Journal pp. 58-61. Cadair Other

Spink, S., Cox, A., Urquhart, C. 2007. Procurement of electronic content across the UK National Health Service and Higher Education sectors. Report to JISC executive and LKDN executive. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Weightman, A., Thomas, R., Urquhart, C., Spink, S. 2007. Developing a toolkit for assessing the impact of health library services on patient care. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Urquhart, C., Seeley, H. 2007. Action research in developing knowledge networks. Cadair

Urquhart, C., Rowley, J. 2007. Understanding student information behavior in relation to electronic information services: lessons from longitudinal monitoring and evaluation Part 1. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology pp. 1162-1174. Cadair Other

Rowley, J., Urquhart, C. 2007. Understanding student information behavior in relation to electronic information services: lessons from longitudinal monitoring and evaluation Part 2. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology pp. 1188-1197. Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Spink, S., Cox, A. 2007. Collaboration on procurement of e-content between the National Health Service and higher education in the UK. Interlending and Document Supply 35 (3) pp. 164-170. 10.1108/02641610710780845 Cadair

Urquhart, C. 2007. Information literacy and what we tend, conveniently, to forget. Libraries for Nursing Bulletin 27 (2-3) pp. 9-20. Cadair Other

Price, T., Urquhart, C., Cooper, J. 2007. Using a prompt sheet to improve the reference interview in a health telephone helpline service. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 2 (3) pp. 43-58. Cadair Other

Urquhart, C. 2007. A Document (Re)turn: Contributions from a Research Field in Transition. Journal of Documentation 64 (2) pp. 306-308. 10.1108/00220410810858083

2006

Urquhart, C. 2006. From epistemic origins to journal impact factors: what do citations tell us? International Journal of Nursing Studies 43 (1) pp. 1-2. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.10.002 Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Turner, J., Durbin, J., Ryan, J. 2006. Evaluating the contribution of the clinical librarian to a multidisciplinary team. Library and Information Research pp. 30-43. Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Cumbers, B., Durbin, J. 2006. Evaluation of the KA24 (Knowledge Access 24) service for health and social care staff in London and the South-East of England. Part 1: Quantitative. Health Information and Libraries Journal pp. 133-139. Cadair Other

Thomas, R., Urquhart, C. 2006. NHS Wales e-library portal evaluation (For Informing Healthcare Strategy implementation programme). National Health Service Cadair

2005

Urquhart, C., Thomas, R., Spink, S., Fenton, R., Yeoman, A., Lonsdale, R., Armstrong, C., Banwell, L., Ray, K., Coulson, G., Rowley, J. 2005. Student use of electronic information services in further education. International Journal of Information Management 25 (4) pp. 347-362. 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2005.04.006 Cadair Other

Cooper, J., Urquhart, C. 2005. The information needs and information-seeking behaviours of home-care workers and clients receiving home care. Health Information and Libraries Journal 22 (2) pp. 107-116. 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2005.00551.x Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Durbin, J., Turner, J. 2005. North Wales Clinical Librarian project. Final project report. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Bradshaw, K., Urquhart, C. 2005. Theory and practice in strategic planning for health information systems. Cadair

Urquhart, C., Spink, S., Thomas, R., Durbin, J. 2005. Systematic assessment of the training needs of health library staff. Library and Information Research pp. 35-42. Cadair Other

Thomas, R., Spink, S., Durbin, J., Urquhart, C. 2005. NHS Wales user needs study including knowledgebase tools report. Report for Informing Healthcare Strategy implementation programme. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Cooper, J., Urquhart, C. 2005. Developing an effective electronic social care record for care in the home. Cadair Other

Cooper, J., Spink, S., Thomas, R., Urquhart, C. 2005. Evaluation of the Specialist Libraries/Communities of Practice. Report for National Library for Health. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Urquhart, C., Currell, R. 2005. Reviewing the evidence on nursing record systems. Health Informatics Journal 11 (1) pp. 33-44. Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Spink, S., Thomas, R. 2005. Assessing training and professional development needs of library staff. Report for National Library of Health. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

2004

Cooper, J., Urquhart, C. 2004. Confidentiality issues in information systems in social care. Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Durbin, J., Spink, S. 2004. Training needs analysis of healthcare library staff, undertaken for South Yorkshire Workforce Development Confederation. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Yeoman, A., Durbin, J., Urquhart, C. 2004. Evaluating SWICE-R (South West Information for Clinical Effectiveness - Rural). Final report for South West Workforce Development Confederations (Knowledge Resources Development Unit). Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Cooper, J., Lewis, R., Urquhart, C. 2004. Using participant or non-participant observation to explain information behaviour. Information Research pp. 9-4. Cadair Other

Urquhart, C., Spink, S., Thomas, R., Yeoman, A., Durbin, J., Turner, J., Fenton, R., Armstrong, C. 2004. Evaluating the development of virtual learning environments in higher and further education. Cadair

Urquhart, C., Spink, S., Thomas, R., Yeoman, A., Durbin, J., Turner, J., Fenton, R., Armstrong, C. 2004. JUSTEIS: JISC Usage Surveys: Trends in Electronic Information Services Final report 2003/2004 Cycle Five. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair Other

Rowley, J., Armstrong, C., Lonsdale, R., Banwell, L., Ray, K., Yeoman, A., Spink, S., Coulson, G., Urquhart, C., Thomas, R., Fenton, R. 2004. The JISC user behaviour monitoring and evaluation framework. Journal of Documentation pp. 302-320. 10.1108/00220410410534202 Cadair

2003

Yeoman, A., Cooper, J., Armstrong, C., Fenton, R., Lonsdale, R., Spink, S., Urquhart, C., Thomas, R., Barker, A., Light, A. 2003. Critical incident technique and explicitation interviewing in studies of information behavior. Library and Information Science Research 25 (1) pp. 63-88. 10.1016/S0740-8188(02)00166-4 Cadair

Urquhart, C., Lonsdale, R., Thomas, R., Spink, S., Yeoman, A., Armstrong, C., Fenton, R. 2003. Uptake and use of electronic information services: trends in UK higher education from the JUSTEIS project. Program 37 (3) pp. 167-180. 10.1108/00330330310484378 Cadair Other

Urquhart, C. 2003. Applications of outsourcing theory to collaborative purchasing and licensing. VINE pp. 63-70. Cadair Other

Durbin, J., Urquhart, C., Yeoman, A. 2003. Evaluation of resources to support production of high quality health information for patients and the public. Final report for NHS Research Outputs Programme. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Durbin, J., Urquhart, C. 2003. Qualitative evaluation of KA24 (Knowledge Access 24). Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Cooper, J., Yeoman, A., Urquhart, C., Tyler, A. 2003. The management of health library outreach services: evaluation and reflection on lessons learned on the VIVOS project. Journal of the Medical Library Association 91 (4) pp. 426-433. Cadair Other

Sharp, S., Yeoman, A., Urquhart, C. 2003. Moving Communities of Practice forward: the challenge for the National electronic Library for Health and its Virtual Branch Libraries. Health Informatics Journal pp. 241-252. Cadair

Urquhart, C., Yeoman, A., Sharp, S. 2003. Developing communities of practice in the NeLH (National electronic Library for Health). Cadair

Bonthron, 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. Trends in use of electronic journals in higher education in the UK - views of academic staff and students. D-Lib Magazine 9 (6) Cadair Other

Lonsdale, R., Thomas, R., Durbin, J., Turner, J., Armstrong, C., Spink, S., Urquhart, C., Fenton, R. 2003. 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. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Broady-Preston, J., Durbin, J., Urquhart, C.J. 2003. Evaluation of Clinical Evidence on HOWIS: Final Report Ref. FA4/ 4665/2002. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth Cadair

2002

Broady-Preston, J., Urquhart, C.J., Cox, A. 2002. 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). Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth Cadair

Broady-Preston, J., Urquhart, C.J., Durbin, J. 2002. HOWIS Knowledgebase Evaluation Report: Prepared for CCISG, Welsh Assembly. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth Cadair