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I joined PenTAG from the Centre for Evidence and Policy at King’s College, London. Working with Alan Gomersall, my role included work on mixed-methods and mixed topical information retrieval, primarily in Public Health but also Education, Terrorism and the broader Social Sciences. I taught information retrieval to MA students and to groups such as SCIE, as well as supervising aspects of information methodology in MA/PhD theses.
I lead the information specialist team at PenTAG which includes work streams for NICE, SDO, RfPB and Cochrane, as well as the Technology Assessment Programme. Professionally, I am chair-elect for the InterTASC ISSG and a member of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group.
My day-to-day work reflects the broad scope of PenTAG’s work programmes. As an example, I am presently working on a systematic review looking at pain relief in venous cannulation, a systematic review looking at self-management strategies in adults with type 2 diabetes and a Cochrane review looking at participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults. I have just completed work on an SDO funded Realist Review of intermediate Care and a DIFID funded review looking at Arsenic contamination of groundwater in developing countries.
My team and I are working on PenTAG’s first funded information project. This project looks at the value and future of UK databases in the fields of health and social care. This piece of work has been funded by the Health Libraries Group (HLG) and the University Health and Medical Librarians Group as a part of the bi-annual ‘Research In the Workplace Award’.
My MA thesis focused on upward information use in downwards markets and measured the effect of the 2009 recession on information use. It went on to win the BIALL dissertation award.
SLA Europe Early Career Conference Award (ECCA) 2011. Winner in the Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division
British and Irish Association of Legal Librarians (BIALL) Legal Dissertation Award 2009
Peer Reviewed Journals
Cooper C, O'Mara-Eves A, Rogers M, et al. The best of the UK? A report on the value and future of UK databases in the health and social care fields: a systematic map protocol. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001411. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001411
Mary Bond; Toby Pavey; Karen Welch; Chris Cooper; Ruth Garside; Sarah Dean & Christopher J Hyde; (2012) Psychological consequences of false-positive screening mammograms in the UK (Evidence-Based Medicine)
Taylor, R; Davies, E; Dalal, H; Davies, R; Cooper, C; Holland, D; Jolly, K; & Smart, N Effects of Exercise Training for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Comparative Studies International Journal of Cardiology (Forthcoming)
Lorenc, T., Garside, R., Pearson, M., Jamal, F. & Cooper, C. (2012) The role of systematic reviews of qualitative evidence in evaluating interventions: a case study Research Synthesis Methods 3 (1) 1-10
Theo Lorenc, Farah Jamal & Chris Cooper Resource provision and environmental change for the prevention of skin cancer: Systematic review of qualitative evidence from high-income countries Health Promot. Int. (2012) doi: 10.1093/heapro/das015
Theo Lorenc, Isaac Marrero-Guillamo, Alexis Llewelly, Peter Aggleton, Chris Cooper, Angela Lehmann and Catriona Lindsay (2011) HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM): systematic review of qualitative evidence. HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH
Lorenc, T., Marrero-Guillamón, I., Aggleton, P., Cooper, C., Llewellyn, A., Lehmann, A., & Lindsay, C. (2011). Promoting the uptake of HIV testing among men who have sex with men: systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Sexually Transmitted Infections. doi:10.1136/sti.2010.048280
Beverley M Shields, Jaime L Peters, Chris Cooper, Roy J Powell, Bridget A Knight, Christopher Hyde, Andrew T Hattersley Identifying clinical criteria to predict Type 1 diabetes, as defined by absolute insulin deficiency: a systematic review protocol BMJ Open 2012;2:e002309 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002309
M Pearson*, T Jones-Hughes, R Whear, C Cooper, J Peters, EH Evans and M Depledge Are interventions to reduce the impact of arsenic contamination of groundwater on human health in developing countries effective?: a systematic review protocol (2012) Environmental Evidence, 1:1
Systematic Reviews and Reviews
Pearson, M., Hunt, H., Cooper, C., Shepperd, S., Pawson, R., & Anderson, R. (2012) Intermediate care: a realist review and conceptual framework. Final report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme
Understanding vulnerability and resilience in individuals to the influence of Al Qa’ida violent extremism: A Rapid Evidence Assessment to inform policy and practice in preventing violent extremism (Home Office: Occasional Paper 98; November 2011)
Maria Rizzo; Alison Martin; Victoria Cliff-Matthews; Farah Jamal; Angela Lehmann; Alexis Llewellyn; Isaac Marrero-Guillamon; Alison O‘Mara; Chris Cooper; Alan Gomersall. Evidence review on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at identifying people with tuberculosis and/or raising awareness of tuberculosis among hard-to-reach groups (2011) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (London) 2011
Maria Rizzo; Alison Martin; Victoria Cliff-Matthews; Farah Jamal; Angela Lehmann; Alexis Llewellyn; Isaac Marrero-Guillamon; Alison O‘Mara; Chris Cooper; Alan Gomersall. Evidence review on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at managing tuberculosis in hard-to-reach groups. (2011) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (London) 2011
Maria Rizzo; Alison Martin; Victoria Cliff-Matthews; Farah Jamal; Angela Lehmann; Alexis Llewellyn; Isaac Marrero-Guillamon; Alison O‘Mara; Chris Cooper; Alan Gomersall. Evidence review on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of service models or structures to manage tuberculosis in hard-to-reach groups (2011) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (London) 2011
Alison O‘Mara; Isaac Marrero-Guillamón; Farah Jamal; Angela Lehmann; Chris Cooper and Theo Lorenc Tuberculosis evidence review 1: Review of barriers and facilitators (2010) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (London) 2010
Lorenc, T.; Marrero, I.; Llewellyn, A.; Cooper, C.; Lehmann, A.; Lindsay, C.; Aggleton, P. Promoting the uptake of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM): systematic reviews of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and qualitative evidence National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (London) 2010
Lorenc, T.; Jamal, F.; Cooper, C. Sun protection resources and changes to the environment to prevent skin cancer: qualitative evidence review National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (London) 2010
Husk K, Lovell R, Cooper C, Garside R. Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , Issue . Art. No.: CD010351.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010351 .
Cooper, C (2012) 'To Infinity and Beyond: Twitter as a qualitative search tool' (Qualitative Online 360°: 2nd Annual Conference: Milan)
Mala Mann, Margaret Sampson, Chris Cooper, Claire Stanfield, Tamara Rader (2011) PRISMA in practice: keeping track of the literature search documentation 19th Cochrane Colloquium, Madrid
Gomersall, A & Cooper, C (2010) Database selection bias and its affect on systematic reviews: a United Kingdom perspective. Joint Cochrane and Campbell Colloquium, Keystone, Colorado, USA, 18-22 October 2010
Health Technology Assessments
T Pavey, M Hoyle, O Ciani, L Crathorne, T Jones-Hughes, C Cooper, L Osipenko, M Venkatachalam, C Rudin, O Ukoumunne, R Garside and R Anderson. Dasatinib, nilotinib and standard-dose imatinib for the first-line treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia: systematic reviews and economic analyses Health Technology Assessment, volume 16, number 42.
Bond, M., Pavey, T., Welch, K., Cooper, C., Garside, R., Dean, S., Hyde, C. Systematic review of the psychological consequences of false-positive screening mammograms. Health Technol Assess. 2012 in submission
Hoyle, M., Pavey, T., Ciani, O., Crathorne, L., Jones-Hughes, T., Cooper, C., Osipenko, L., Venkatachalam, M., Rudin, C., Ukoumunne, O., Garside, R., Anderson, R. " Dasatinib, nilotinib, and standard dose imatinib for the first-line treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia: systematic reviews and economic analyses ", submitted to NICE as a MTA report Sept 2011.
Hoyle, M., Crathorne, L., Peters, J., Jones-Hughes, T., Cooper, C., Napier, M., Tappenden, P., Hyde, C. (2011) “The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cetuximab (mono- or combination chemotherapy), bevacizumab (combination with (non-oxaliplatin chemotherapy) and panitumumab (monotherapy) for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer after first-line chemotherapy (review of technology appraisal 150 and part review of technology appraisal 118): a systematic review and economic model”, Health Technol. Assess. in press, and submitted to NICE as a MTA report.