Lorna Burns

Lorna Burns

Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare - Information Specialist (Education)

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)



Provision of library and information services across health, legal and public sectors. 

  • MSc Human Communication and Computing (Bath University, 2008) 
  • MSc Information and Library Management (Bristol University, 2004)
  • BA Hons German Literature (Liverpool University, 1997)

Teaching interests

Information skills teaching on the postgraduate dental programmes at the Peninsula Dental School.  

  • Advanced database searching
  • Critical appraisal
  • Reference management using EndNote
Supervision of MSc dissertations

Support also given to undergraduate Critically Appraised Topics

Research interests

  • Literature searching to support healthcare decision making, particularly in the fields of dentistry, mental health and public health. 
  • Information science support of the systematic review process. 
  • Information skills teaching and learning. 
  • Knowledge and skills development and CPD for information professionals. 
  • Ethnography.

Key publications are highlighted

Bernardes Delgado M, Burns L, Quinn C, Moles D & Kay E 2018 'Oral Care of Palliative Care Patients - Carers' and Relatives' Experiences. A Qualitative Study' British Dental Journal , DOI PEARL
Daldry M & Burns L 2017 'Student-led promotion of evidence-based healthcare' INSPIRE (2) 10-11 Publisher Site PEARL
Burns L, Grose J, Mukonoweshuro R, Richardson J, Mills I, Nasser M & Moles D 0 'Developing sustainability in a dental practice through an Action Research approach' British Dental Journal PEARL