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Mrs Rachel Court MCLIP MA

Job Title
Senior Information Specialist
WMS - Health Sciences
02476 574639
Research Interests

As a member of Warwick Evidence, Rachel is involved in undertaking reviews and evidence syntheses on a range of health care interventions for the NIHR Evidence Synthesis Programme, for a range of policy makers including NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the Department of Health. Rachel's main research interest is in information science, particularly in relation to health technology assessment and systematic reviewing.


Rachel graduated from the University of Brighton with an MA in Information Studies in 2000. From 2001 to 2002, she worked at the Open University Library as an Assistant Librarian (and latterly as a Subject Information Specialist) for the Science, Health and Social Welfare team. She became a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in 2002. Rachel joined Warwick Medical School in 2003 as lead information specialist for two web-based collections, 'NHS Evidence - emergency & urgent care' and 'NHS Evidence - diabetes'. In April 2011, Rachel joined the Warwick Evidence team as an information specialist. In this role, Rachel develops and undertakes searches to identify a range of evidence types (e.g. clinical and epidemiological evidence, cost-effectiveness evaluations, quality of life data, other model inputs) and has also gained experience of screening, quality appraisal and data extraction. In addition to her core work, Rachel has worked on a variety of other reviews with researchers at Warwick Medical School (including reviews of complex interventions, reviews of qualitative research and rapid reviews). In 2016, she chaired the InterTASC Information Specialists Sub Group (ISSG).

Title Funder Award start Award end
CONNECT: CO-productioN of an iNtervention using realist Evaluation to provide CommuniTy-based care for women and partners who have experienced a stillbirth or second trimester miscarriage (Fellowship for Becky MacGregor) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Oct 2023 30 Sep 2028
NIHR Evidence Synthesis Group stage 2 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Apr 2023 31 Mar 2028
TAR 3 - Production of Technology Assessment Reviews (TAR) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Apr 2022 31 Mar 2027
Second Stage NIHR Advanced Fellowship: Advancing clinical leadership in healthcare organisations to mobilise evidence into practice. A mixed methods study of clinical leadership in orthopaedic surgery National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Dec 2019 31 Mar 2025
NIHR HTA Stage 2 (stage 1 on ideate 74591) : Ventilation technologies: an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Sep 2023 28 Feb 2025
NIHR TAR2 12 month extension and supplement - orginal award on IDEATE number 00169 under Aileen Clarke National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2021 31 Mar 2022
NIHR HTA 17/148 - Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led evidence synthesis: Determining optimal dietary and physical activity interventions for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a global data integration and network meta-analysis National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Feb 2019 31 Jul 2021
Social Prescribing short term project commissioned via NIHR NETSCC National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Mar 2020 31 Aug 2020
UKNSC Tender Public Health England 01 Oct 2015 30 Sep 2018
The College of Chiropractors: College of Chiropractors, The 01 Jun 2011 31 May 2012