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Researcher Support Library Services: Information Specialists

Connect with your Library Information Specialist or get advice on Open Research.  View the tailored Library guidance and access resources for your subject.

Library Subject Guides

Your Library Subject Guide is a collection of Library resources tailored by discipline plus help and support developed & maintained by your Information Specialist:

Your Information Specialist

Your Information Specialist is your library contact and 1:1 support for how to use the Library and its resources in support of your research.  As well as advising on finding information (e.g. library databases), Endnote Reference Management and Copyright, your Information Specialist can help you with identifying where to publish, maximising your online profile as a researcher with tools such as ORCID and using the university's tools (Elements and Pearl) to deposit Open Access versions of your publications.

Open Research Specialist

Tara Healy is the Library's Open Research Specialist who works alongside Information Specialists across all faculties and can provide specialist advice on areas such as meeting funders' open access policies; publisher copyright policies; citation impact of publications using tools such as SciVal; responsible use of metrics and research data management planning for open data.

Tara Healy (Open Research Specialist)

Open access publishing, citation metrics and data management.

Miss Tara Healy

Sam Brown

Business & Management, Tourism and Hospitality


Chris Johns

Biomedicine, Dentistry & Medicine

Kim Davis

Biology; Marine Biology; Marine Sciences; Arts, Design, Architecture

Kate Russell

Engineering; Computing; Electronics; Maths; Navigation & Maritime

Shelagh Nott

Education & Teacher Training; Law & Criminal Justice; Sociology; Politics and International Relations


Kerri Daymond

Psychology; Occupational Therapy; Social Work

Emily Smart

Nursing; Midwifery


Nicola Tricker

Humanities & Performing Arts; Geography; Geology; Environmental Science, Chemistry