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Farhad Shokraneh

Medical Information Specialist (Systematic Reviews), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

I used to be a clinical librarian in a busy emergency department answering the doctors' clinical questions in less than 15 minutes using evidence-based medical information. I also developed an Information Skills module including systematic reviews for researchers, students, and clinicians.

Between 2011 and 2013, I acted as the managing editor and a lecturer in Research Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology teaching information mastery and providing research consultancy to the students and researchers. 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 320 Cochrane reviews and maintenance of the largest database of randomized clinical trials of schizophrenia and related disorders. I also do some lecturing about systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Teaching Summary

University of Nottingham

Upcoming Sessions

2018 06 19-22 Nottingham Systematic Review Course

2019 Module C85F13 Systematic Review Project (Search Session) [Doctorate in Forensic Psychology]

Previous Sessions

2018 02 13 Search Methods for Systematic Reviews [Institute of Mental Health]

2018 02 02 Systematic Review 3: Meta-Analysis [School of Life Science]

2018 02 02 Systematic Review 2: Data Extraction [School of Life Science]

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

2018 01 19 Search Methods as Research Methods for Systematic Reviews [Live] [Otology and Hearing Research]

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

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: Search Methods [School of Life Science]

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 [on Skype]

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

2015 09 09 Searching for Grey Literature Webinar

2015 06 08 Cochrane Systematic Review Workshop [on Skype]

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

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

2013 Cochrane Library [on Skype]

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

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

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

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

2008 - 2013 Academic Writing and Publication Ethics, Medical Universities

Research Summary

I am working of methodological aspects of systematic reviews. This includes clinical data and metadata management. I am currently trying to provide a classification of the interventions (as metadata)… read more

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Current Research

I am working of methodological aspects of systematic reviews. This includes clinical data and metadata management. I am currently 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 settings.

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 meta-data extracted from clinical studies

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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