About the authors

Here’s all about us, in order of importance (says Danielle)…


I have recently started working with a large research charity creating statistical reports and auditing the stats they use online. My previous contract was working at a charity building an intranet using SharePoint, managing the current awareness service and answering statistics enquiries.  I have previously worked for a small organisation that develops guidelines for NICE (NHS). My role was to create and run systematic searches for 5 guidelines. Past positions have been at the BMJ, the Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa, and the Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group of the Cochrane Collaboration, also at the U of O. I am from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and have been living, and sometimes blogging, in London for 4 years.

I’ve got a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Western Ontario. My first love was psychology and I majored in this at the University of British Columbia. I was a dabbler (loved film studies, latin, and short fiction) and part of me thinks I am an artist, photographer and/or writer.

I’m on the Editorial panel of the Gazette, the fortnightly publication of the Chartered Institute of Library and Informational Professionals (CILIP). I write a column that reviews blogs relevant to information professionals but on a variety of topics (e.g. project management, search engines).

My email is danielle.marie.w {at}

Twitter:  @danni4info


I work for a small company who do evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews, evidence briefings, procurement designation guides and the such, and part of that revolves around finding the best evidence in a transparent, reliable, repeatable and systematic fashion, and, well, that is what I try and do. My job also concerns aspects of knowledge management, copy and content editing, proofreading, market research, project management and HR management. As I say, we’re a small company.

I’ve a degree in Biology from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a doctorate from the University of Warwick. I spent around three years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Sainte-Justine Hospital, University of Montreal before a short stint as a scientific writer. Upon my return to the UK I did an MA in Information Studies at the University of Brighton.

I’m on the committee of the Information for the Management of Healthcare (IFMH) group and am a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London.

My email is alan.lovell {at}

Alan Fricker (africker)

I am an Health Librarian of longish standing and above average height. I am interested in most things that touch on the professional work of health informatics folk often to an extent that even I find surprising. I am a past Chair of HLG and am on more committees than I care to own up to. I thoroughly enjoyed my MSc Information Management from Sheffield and surprised myself by finding real value in becoming an MCLIP.
Away from work I do other stuff.
Email me at alan.fricker {at}
Tweet @alanfricker
Blog Evidently


2 Responses to “About the authors”

  1. Hi there!
    I’ve just stumbled across your blog today via those random links that wordpress puts below posts… and wish I’d come across it earlier!
    I’ll be putting a link in my blogroll because you’ve got some fabulous stuff on EBHC, and it’s very cool to see.
    I think the term ‘cybrarian’ is fun, but I prefer the term ‘information junkie’ – that describes me! Not that I classify stuff, but I do my best to be a human search engine…

  2. Hi Bronnie,
    Thanks for the comment! You’ve got a great blog going on yourself there, I’ll certainly be keeping an dye on it, and what a beautiful holiday you’ve just been on…

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