Introducing…Michelle Fiander

photo of michelle fianderThe Introducing . . . column is a regular feature that profiles an employee of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL). It is a way of introducing our staff to you. This month features Michelle Fiander, Systematic Review & Evidence Synthesis Librarian.

Michelle Fiander is the Systematic Review & Evidence Synthesis Librarian for the EHSL and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. In this role, Michelle will provide consultation and hands-on support in the conception, development, and execution of evidence synthesis publications. She will also consult on projects ranging from systematic reviews, to reviews of reviews, scoping reviews, and rapid reviews with both the University community and external partners.

Evidence synthesis is a vital step in developing meaningful clinical trials, patient interventions, and processes to improve the delivery and practice of health care. Michelle is keen to advance and support this work within the University.

Prior to coming to EHSL, Michelle worked with the Cochrane Effective Practice & Organisation of Care Review Group, The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, a number of universities, and as a freelance consultant to university and industry research groups.

by: Michelle Fiander