Position

Senior Liaison Librarian Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences
Library

Biography

Raechel Damarell is the Senior Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and Research Librarian and Adjunct Academic in the School of Health Sciences. Raechel provides specialised, tailored library support to academic staff and researchers in the Faculty, including assistance with systematic review searching. She also teaches evidence-based practice principles and search technique to students in Medicine, Medical Science, Public Health and Allied Health programs at the University.

Raechel was previously a Research Fellow with the Australian Knowledge Network in palliative care (CareSearch) and an Investigator with the specialist research group Flinders Filters. Her research work has included major bibliometric projects with Cancer Council Australia, EviQ (Cancer Institute of NSW), the Lowitja Institute, PHCRIS, and Sexual Health & Family Planning Australia (SH&FPA).

She is currently working on knowledge translation projects for the Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care.

Qualifications

BA, Grad Dip Info Stud, AALIA, A.Mus.A.

Honours, awards and grants

Anne Harrison Award 2016 (ALIA Health Libraries Australia)

Key responsibilities

  • Member, Acute Care and Cardiovascular Research Group, School of Nursing, Flinders University
  • Affiliate member, Prideaux Centre for Research in Health Professions Education
  • Affiliated with Flinders Filters, School of Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • Faculty member, Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians' Institute

Teaching interests

Evidence Based Medicine/Practice (EBM and EBP), health database searching, systematic review methodology, critical appraisal.

Topic Lecturer:

  • MMED8106  Health Professions and Society 1B: Advanced Studies

Research expertise

  • Library and information systems
  • Medical education

Research interests

  • Empirical search filter development methodologies
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge translation in healthcare
  • Robust search strategies for underpinning evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

Conference posters

Tieman JJ, Damarell R. What are search filters and how and why do I use them? [Poster] Palliative Care Nurses Conference, 2012 Dec 10-11; Melbourne, Australia.

Damarell R, Tieman JJ, Olver I, Currow DC. Lung cancer search filters: Connecting to the evidence. [Poster] Clinical Oncological Society Australia, 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2011 Nov 15-17; Perth, Australia.

Damarell R, Tieman JJ. Text analysis tools for information retrieval. [Workshop] 19th Cochrane Colloquium, 2011 Oct 19-22; Madrid, Spain.

Damarell R, Tieman J, Sladek R, Davidson P. The CareSearch Heart Failure Filter and PubMed Topic Searches. Australian Palliative Care Conference, 2011 30 Aug-2 Sep; Cairns, Australia.

Publications

  • van Kasteren, Y.F., Maeder, A.J., Williams, P.A. and Damarell, R.A. (2017). Consumer Perspectives on MyHealth Record: A Review. In Ryan, A., Schaper, L.K., Whetton, S., ed. Integrating and Connecting Care: Selected Papers from the 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2017) Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 146-152.
    [Web Link]
  • Damarell, R.A. and Tieman, J.J. (2015). Searching PubMed for a broad subject area: How effective are palliative care clinicians in finding the evidence in their field compared to a search filter? 8th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP8) Brisbane, Australia. Jun 2015.
  • Tieman, J.J., Lawrence, M.A., Nikolof, A., Sladek, R.M. and Damarell, R.A. (2013). Supporting knowledge use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. 8th Health Services and Policy Research Conference. Wellington, New Zealand. Dec 2013.
  • Tieman, J.J., Damarell, R.A., Sladek, R.M. and Currow, D.C. (2013). Effective searching: evidence based solutions. In COSA Annual Scientific Meeting. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, Australia. Nov 2013.
  • Kirk, S., Damarell, R.A., Tieman, J.J. and Harvey, C. (2013). Contraception search filters: connecting the sexual and reproductive health community to the evidence with one click [Poster] Australasian Sexual Health Conference. Darwin, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • Tieman, J.J., Lawrence, M.A., Damarell, R.A. and Sladek, R.M. (2013). 'Closing the evidence gap' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. PHC Research Conference. Sydney, Australia. Jul 2013.
  • Tieman, J.J. and Damarell, R.A. (2012). 'Search Filters': Helping get evidence into practice. Joanna Briggs Institute National Australia Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Aug 2012.
  • Tieman, J.J., Damarell, R.A., Sladek, R.M. and McIntyre, E.L. (2012). Primary health care search filter: Finding the evidence. 2012 PHC Research Conference. Canberra, Australia. Jul 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Devery, K.E., Tieman, J., Rawlings, D. and Damarell, R. (2012). Deathbed visions and hard to explain phenomena: A systematic review, Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference. In Enabling, enriching, transforming. Brisbane, QLD: Palliative Care Nurses Australia. 2012 Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Dec 2012, pp. 20-20.
    [Web Link]
  • Damarell, R.A. and Tieman, J.J. (2017). How do clinicians learn about knowledge translation? An investigation of current web-based learning opportunities. JMIR medical education, 3(2) pp. e12.
    [10.2196/mededu.7825]
  • Rohilla, S., Jaarsma, R.L., Maini, L., Damarell, R.A., Mawari, G. and Krishnan, J. (2017). Dimensions of distal femur in terms of total knee arthroplasty among different origins: A systematic review. Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, 4(1) pp. 8-14.
    [10.1016/j.jajs.2017.02.001] [Scopus]
  • Trenerry, C., Peters, M.D.J., Corsini, N., Damarell, R.A., Wilson, C.J. and Flight, I.H. (2017). Patient reported outcomes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy treatment for esophageal cancer: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(6) pp. 1499-1507.
    [10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003240.] [Scopus]
  • Reddy, S., Jones, P., Shanthanna, H., Damarell, R.A. and Wakerman, J. (2017). A Systematic Review of the Impact of Healthcare Reforms on Access to Emergency Department and Elective Surgery Services: 1994-2014. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH SERVICES,
    [10.1177/0020731417722089] [Web Link]
  • Corsini, N., Fish, J., Ramsey, I., Sharplin, G., Flight, I.H., Damarell, R.A., et al. (2016). Cancer survivorship monitoring systems for the collection of patient-reported outcomes: a systematic narrative review of international approaches. Journal of Cancer Survivorship,
    [10.1007/s11764-017-0607-2]
  • Wechkunanukul, K., Grantham, H.J., Damarell, R.A. and Clark, R.A. (2016). The association between ethnicity and delay in seeking medical care for chest pain: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(7) pp. 208-235.
  • Devery, K., Rawlings, D., Tieman, J. and Damarell, R. (2015). Deathbed phenomena reported by patients in palliative care: clinical opportunities and responses. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 21(3) pp. 117-125.
    [10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.3.117] [Scopus] [PubMed] [Web Link]
  • Orlowski, S.K., Lawn, S.J., Venning, A.J., Winsall, M.A., Jones, G.M., Wyld, K., et al. (2015). Participatory Research as One Piece of the Puzzle: A Systematic Review of Consumer Involvement in Design of Technology-Based Youth Mental Health and Well-Being Interventions. JMIR Human Factors, 2(2) pp. e12.
    [10.2196/humanfactors.4361]
  • Rushton, M., Clark, R.A., Brideson, G.M. and Damarell, R.A. (2015). The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for the management of cancer treatment-induced cardiotoxicity: a systematic review protocol. JOANNA BRIGGS INSTITUTE (JBI) COLLABORATION SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (online) 13(5) pp. 53-73.
    [10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2011]
  • Damarell, R.A. and Tieman, J.J. (2015). Searching PubMed for a broad subject area: how effective are palliative care clinicians in finding the evidence in their field? Health Information and Libraries Journal, 33 pp. 49-60.
    [10.1111/hir.12120] [Scopus]
  • Wechkunanukul, K., Grantham, H., Damarell, R. and Clark, R. (2014). The association between ethnicity (culturally and linguistically diverse migrants) and the time taken in seeking medical care for chest pain: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(9) pp. 21-35.
    [10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1467]
  • Brown, L.J., Carne, A., Bywood, P., McIntyre, E., Damarell, R., Lawrence, M., et al. (2014). Facilitating access to evidence: Primary Health Care Search Filter. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 31(4) pp. 293-302.
    [10.1111/hir.12087] [Scopus]
  • Tieman, J.J., Lawrence, M., Damarell, R., Sladek, R. and Nikolof, A. (2014). LIt.search: Fast tracking access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature. Australian Health Review, 38(5) pp. 541-545.
    [10.1071/AH14019] [Scopus]
  • Damarell, R.A., Tieman, J. and Sladek, R. (2013). OvidSP Medline-to-PubMed search filter translation: a methodology for extending search filter range to include PubMed's unique content. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13 pp. 86.
    [10.1186/1471-2288-13-86] [Scopus]
  • Damarell, R.A., Tieman, J., Sladek, R. and Davidson, P. (2011). Development of a heart failure filter for Medline: an objective approach using evidence-based clinical practice guidelines as an alternative to hand searching. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 pp. 12.
    [10.1186/1471-2288-11-12] [Scopus]
  • Damarell, R.A. and Tieman, J.J. (2017). How do clinicians learn about knowledge translation? An investigation of current web-based learning opportunities. JMIR medical education, 3(2) pp. e12.
    [10.2196/mededu.7825]
  • Reddy, S., Jones, P., Shanthanna, H., Damarell, R.A. and Wakerman, J. (2017). A Systematic Review of the Impact of Healthcare Reforms on Access to Emergency Department and Elective Surgery Services: 1994-2014. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH SERVICES,
    [10.1177/0020731417722089] [Web Link]
  • Rohilla, S., Jaarsma, R.L., Maini, L., Damarell, R.A., Mawari, G. and Krishnan, J. (2017). Dimensions of distal femur in terms of total knee arthroplasty among different origins: A systematic review. Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, 4(1) pp. 8-14.
    [10.1016/j.jajs.2017.02.001] [Scopus]
  • Trenerry, C., Peters, M.D.J., Corsini, N., Damarell, R.A., Wilson, C.J. and Flight, I.H. (2017). Patient reported outcomes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy treatment for esophageal cancer: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(6) pp. 1499-1507.
    [10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003240.] [Scopus]
  • Wechkunanukul, K., Grantham, H.J., Damarell, R.A. and Clark, R.A. (2016). The association between ethnicity and delay in seeking medical care for chest pain: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(7) pp. 208-235.
  • Corsini, N., Fish, J., Ramsey, I., Sharplin, G., Flight, I.H., Damarell, R.A., et al. (2016). Cancer survivorship monitoring systems for the collection of patient-reported outcomes: a systematic narrative review of international approaches. Journal of Cancer Survivorship,
    [10.1007/s11764-017-0607-2]
  • Rushton, M., Clark, R.A., Brideson, G.M. and Damarell, R.A. (2015). The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for the management of cancer treatment-induced cardiotoxicity: a systematic review protocol. JOANNA BRIGGS INSTITUTE (JBI) COLLABORATION SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (online) 13(5) pp. 53-73.
    [10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2011]
  • Orlowski, S.K., Lawn, S.J., Venning, A.J., Winsall, M.A., Jones, G.M., Wyld, K., et al. (2015). Participatory Research as One Piece of the Puzzle: A Systematic Review of Consumer Involvement in Design of Technology-Based Youth Mental Health and Well-Being Interventions. JMIR Human Factors, 2(2) pp. e12.
    [10.2196/humanfactors.4361]
  • Damarell, R.A., Tieman, J., Sladek, R. and Davidson, P. (2011). Development of a heart failure filter for Medline: an objective approach using evidence-based clinical practice guidelines as an alternative to hand searching. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 pp. 12.
    [10.1186/1471-2288-11-12] [Scopus]
  • van Kasteren, Y.F., Maeder, A.J., Williams, P.A. and Damarell, R.A. (2017). Consumer Perspectives on MyHealth Record: A Review. In Ryan, A., Schaper, L.K., Whetton, S., ed. Integrating and Connecting Care: Selected Papers from the 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2017) Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 146-152.
    [Web Link]

Contact

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Location: Medical Library
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

To make an appointment with Raechel, please go to http://flinders.libcal.com/appointment/6837

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