Academic Services for FHM

Library and Learning Development for the Faculty of Health and Medicine


Caroline Gibson

Academic Liaison Librarian (Content)

Telephone: +44 (0)1524 592545


Location: B105 Library Building

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I am an Academic Liaison Librarian with responsibility for developing print and electronic library collections to support teaching and research across subject disciplines in FHM.

This involves identifying and responding to resource requirements together with liaison with library vendors and publishers, including the negotiation of licence terms. I also have responsibility for the advocacy and support of the online resource list system for the departments I support.

Together with my colleague Tanya Williamson I focus on supporting staff and students in FHM with a range of library-related issues. This includes providing advice on selecting and using specialist databases, planning search strategies, systematic literature searching, referencing and using EndNote bibliographic software to manage citations and produce bibliographies.

I also assist in the co-ordination of the Library & Information Skills programme.

Tanya Williamson

Academic Liaison Librarian (Teaching and Learning)

Telephone: +44 1524 5942840


Location: B105 Library Building

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I can help students, researchers and staff to make the best use of information resources by delivering engaging workshops and presentations; developing online guides and interactive tutorials; and providing one-to-one consultations. My aim is to help library users to develop their own information skills, and enjoy discovering the information they need. I work with academic colleagues in Division of Health Research, Medical School and Biomedical & Life Sciences to help to develop the information literacy of students.

I'm often asked about literature searching, finding the evidence for systematic reviews and managing references with EndNote, and welcome any enquiries.

I currently co-ordinate the Library & Information Skills programme.

I have a postgraduate qualification in Information Studies. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Other interests include: library innovation, information literacy, active learning, bibliometrics and researcher development.

Twitter: @tanyalibrarian

Dr Liz Hurrell

Learning Developer

Telephone: +44 1524 594865


Location: A032, A - Floor, Science and Technology

I am the Learning Developer for the Faculty of Health and Medicine. My role is to provide additional study support to all students within the Faculty. The support aims to enable students to reach their full potential through effective study practices through developing academic writing, time management, effective reading, revision techniques and more.

I deliver departmental workshops, writing groups, one-to-one tutorials as well as providing online resources. I work closely with departments to tailor support to specific programmes.

I completed my PhD (LEC) in 2009 and draws on my science background in my teaching. I also work as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University on Environmental Science modules. 

Dr Elena Luchinskaya

Learning Developer (Mathematics and Statistics)

Telephone: +44 (0)1524 593678


Location: A032, A - Floor, Science and Technology

My role is to develop and coordinate maths and stats support provision across the University.

I work together with a team of experienced tutors, helping students to develop their maths knowledge by delivering tailored, structured and efficient support services. 

The range of activities provided by me and my team include embedded workshops (Engineering, Physics, Maths), one-to-one tutorials, generic workshops on basic maths and statistics, revision workshops and maths boot camps. I also oversee the running of the MASH centre in LUMS.

Students can enrol on the FST Maths Learning Development Moodle site for more information.

Dr Helen Hargreaves

Learning Developer (English for Academic Purposes)

Telephone: +44 (0)1524 510719


Location: B109, B Floor, Bowland Main 

I work with students across the university to help them develop their English for academic study.

I offer one-to-one consultations with students to discuss their academic writing, and contribute to the ‘become a better writer’ series of workshops held in the library. I am also involved in developing a programme of social events, as a further opportunity for postgraduate students to develop their English whilst at Lancaster.

Students can enrol on the English language development Moodle site for more information.