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Farhad Shokraneh

Medical Information Specialist (Literature Search Expert), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

I graduated from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences with a BSc (2004-2008) and MS (2008-2010) in Medical Library and Information Science. My master dissertation was implementing the first clinical librarianship project in Iran in a busy emergency department answering the doctors' clinical questions in less than 15 minutes using evidence-based medical information. During my master degree, I also developed an Information Skills module consisting of 34 hours of teaching and practicing information mastery for researchers, students, and clinicians.

Between 2011 and 2013, I acted as the managing editor of BioImpacts and a lecturer in Research Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (RCPN) in Tabriz teaching information mastery and providing research consultancy to the students and researchers. At the same time, I also involved in conducting tens of systematic reviews in various topics. In addition, I helped in establishment and development of over 20 peer-reviewed medical journals in four medical universities.

Since July 2013, I joined the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group at University of Nottingham as an information specialist and a database manager. I now contribute to updating over 310 Cochrane reviews and maintenance of the largest database of randomized/controlled clinical trials of schizophrenia and related disorders. I also do some lecturing on information skills.

Teaching Summary

University of Nottingham

Upcoming Sessions

2018 01 16 Search Methods for Systematic Reviews [Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing]

2018 01 19 Search Methods as Research Methods for Systematic Reviews [School of Medicine]

2018 01 19 Module C85F13 Systematic Review Project (Search Session) [Doctorate in Forensic Psychology]

2018 01 26 Systematic Searching for Literature [Centre for Bimolecular Sciences]

2018 06 19-22 Nottingham Systematic Review Course

Previous Sessions

2017 11 06 Search Methods for Systematic Reviews [Division of Epidemiology and Public Health and Primary Care]

2017 10 18 Information Skills 2 [MSc in Mental Health Research]

2017 10 06 Systematic Review 1 [School of Life Science - Neuroscience]

2017 10 04 Information Skills 1 [MSc in Mental Health Research]

2017 06 20-23 Nottingham Systematic Review Course

2017 06 06 Module C84SRT Systematic Review of Treatment Effects (Search Session) [MSc in Mental Health Research]

2017 03 29 How to Find Answers to Your Clinical Questions

2016 06 14-17 Nottingham Systematic Review Course

2015 06 16-19 Nottingham Systematic Review Course

2014 06 17-20 Nottingham Systematic Review Course

Non-UK Sessions

2016 08 08 Cochrane Systematic Review Workshop, Damascus, Syria [on Skype]

2015 09 15 Developing Search Methods for Systematic Review Workshop, Sina Hospital, Tehran, Iran

2015 09 09 Searching for Grey Literature Webinar, China [YouTube]

2015 06 08 Cochrane Systematic Review Workshop, Kerman, Iran [on Skype]

2015 01 19-20 Cochrane Systematic Review Workshop, Kerman, Iran [on Skype]

2014 10 25-26 Cochrane Systematic Review Workshop, Kerman, Iran [on Skype]

2013 Cochrane Library, China [on Skype]

2011 - 2013 Publication and Indexing Management of Medical Journals, Medical Universities, Iran

2010 - 2013 How to Find Evidence-Based Answers to Your Clinical Questions, Medical Universities, Iran

2009 - 2013 Medical Information Databases and Search Strategy [Formal Curriculum], Medical Universities, Iran

2008 - 2013 Developing Search Methods for Systematic Reviews, Medical Universities, Iran

2008 - 2013 Academic Writing and Publication Ethics, Medical Universities, Iran

Research Summary

I am currently working of methodological aspects of information retrieval and management in systematic review context. This includes the development of search methods for systematic reviews and data… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

I am currently working of methodological aspects of information retrieval and management in systematic review context. This includes the development of search methods for systematic reviews and data and metadata management in databases.

Right now, I am trying to provide a classification of the interventions (as metadata) reported in studies for the systematic review purpose.

Past Research

I have worked in information retrieval methods to answer the clinical questions either in clinic or research setting.

I used to work on scientometric/bibliometric studies for research and academic evaluation purposes.

Future Research

- Development of online platform for data sharing purposes

- Development of evidence-based search methods for systematic reviews

- Classification of interventions extracted from clinical studies

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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