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Head of Medical Library Services

Isla Kuhn, is Head of Medical Library Services since 2014, with extensive experience in teaching, research support, and co-authoring systematic reviews including cross-disciplinary topics. She is embedded librarian at THIS Institute, as well as being named on several successful grant applications. Isla was awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in April 2019.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2024

  • Harvey-Sullivan, A., Lynch, H., Tolley, A., Gitlin-Leigh, G., Kuhn, I. and Ford, JA., 2024. What impact do self-referral and direct access pathways for patients have on health inequalities? Health Policy, v. 139
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2023.104951
  • Gkiouleka, A., Wong, G., Sowden, S., Kuhn, I., Moseley, A., Manji, S., Harmston, RR., Siersbaek, R., Bambra, C. and Ford, JA., 2024. Reducing health inequalities through general practice: a realist review and action framework. Health Soc Care Deliv Res, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3310/YTWW7032
  • 2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • McGowan, J., Attal, B., Kuhn, I., Hinton, L., Draycott, T., Martin, G. and Dixon-Woods, M., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Quality and reporting of large-scale improvement programmes: a review of maternity initiatives in the English NHS, 2010-2023 BMJ Quality and Safety,
  • 2023

  • Forsyth, F., Mulrennan, S., Burt, J., Hartley, P., Kuhn, I., Lin, H., Mant, J., Tan, S., Zhang, R. and Deaton, C., 2023. What are the outcomes of dietary interventions in Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, v. 22
    Doi: 10.1093/eurjcn/zvac114
  • Bhatti, F., Mowforth, O., Butler, M., Bhatti, Z., Rafati Fard, A., Kuhn, I. and Davies, BM., 2023. Meeting the Shared Goals of a Student-Selected Component: Pilot Evaluation of a Collaborative Systematic Review. JMIR Med Educ, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2196/39210
  • Khan, MA., Mowforth, OD., Kuhn, I., Kotter, MRN. and Davies, BM., 2023. Development of a validated search filter for Ovid Embase for degenerative cervical myelopathy. Health Info Libr J, v. 40
    Doi: 10.1111/hir.12373
  • 2022 (Accepted for publication)

  • Forsyth, F., Mulrennan, S., Burt, J., Hartley, P., Kuhn, I., Lin, H., Mant, J., Tan, S., Zhang, R. and Deaton, MC., 2022 (Accepted for publication). What dietary interventions have been tested in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction? A systematic scoping review European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvac062
  • 2022

  • van Daalen, KR., Dada, S., James, R., Ashworth, HC., Khorsand, P., Lim, J., Mooney, C., Khankan, Y., Essar, MY., Kuhn, I., Juillard, H. and Blanchet, K., 2022. Impact of conditional and unconditional cash transfers on health outcomes and use of health services in humanitarian settings: a mixed-methods systematic review. BMJ Glob Health, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2021-007902
  • Gkiouleka, A., Aquino, MRJ., Ojo-Aromokudu, O., van Daalen, KR., Kuhn, IL., Turner-Moss, E., Thomas, K., Barnard, R., Strudwick, R. and Ford, J., 2022. Allied health professionals: A promising ally in the work against health inequalities- A rapid review. Public Health Pract (Oxf), v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhip.2022.100269
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • Bhatti, F., Mowforth, O., Butler, M., Bhatti, A., Adeeko, S., Akhbari, M., Dilworth, R., Grodzinski, B., Osunronbi, T., Ottewell, L., Quan Teh, J., Robinson, S., Suresh, G., Waheed, U., Walker, B., Kuhn, I., Smith, L., Bartlett, R., Davies, B. and Kotter, M., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Systematic Review of the Impact of Cannabinoids on Neurobehavioral Outcomes in Preclinical Models of Traumatic and Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Cord,
  • Petrova, M., Wong, G., Kuhn, I., Wellwood, I. and Barclay, S., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Timely community palliative and end-of-life care: a realist synthesis BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003066
  • Le Gallez, I., Skopek, J., Liddell, K., Kuhn, I. and Fritz, Z., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Montgomery’s legal and practical impact – A systematic review at six-years Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice,
  • Usher-Smith, J., Harrison, H., Dennison, R., Kelly, S., Jones, R., Kuhn, I. and Griffin, S., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Developing training and opportunities for students in systematic reviews Medical Education,
  • Hart, J., Cox, CL., Kuhn, I. and Fritz, Z., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Communicating diagnostic uncertainty in the acute and emergency medical setting: A systematic review and ethical analysis of the empirical literature. Acute Medicine, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.52964/AMJA.0865
  • Fritz, Z., Cox, C., Kuhn, I. and miller, B., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Diagnostic uncertainty in primary care: What is known about its communication, and what are the associated ethical issues? Family Practice,
  • 2021

  • de Haan, A., Hitchcock, C., Meiser-Stedman, R., Landolt, MA., Kuhn, I., Black, MJ., Klaus, K., Patel, SD., Fisher, DJ. and Dalgleish, T., 2021. Efficacy and moderators of efficacy of trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapies in children and adolescents: protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis from randomised trials. BMJ Open, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047212
  • Murray, A., Kuhn, I., Gulati, G. and Fistein, E., 2021. A scoping review of case law relating to support and treatment for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Int J Law Psychiatry, v. 78
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2021.101733
  • Petrova, M., Wong, G., Kuhn, I., Wellwood, I. and Barclay, S., 2021. Timely community palliative and end-of-life care: a realist synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003066
  • Ford, JA., Gkiouleka, A., Kuhn, I., Sowden, S., Head, F., Siersbaek, R., Bambra, C., Harmston, RR., Manji, S., Moseley, A. and Wong, G., 2021. Reducing health inequalities through general practice: protocol for a realist review (EQUALISE). BMJ Open, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052746
  • Lee, C., Bassam, ERW. and Kuhn, I., 2021. Community-oriented actions by food retailers to support community well-being: a systematic scoping review. Public Health, v. 201
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.09.029
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • D'Costa, SN., Kuhn, I. and Fritz, Z., 2020 (Accepted for publication). A systematic review of patient access to medical records in the acute setting: practicalities, perspectives and ethical consequences BMC Medical Ethics,
  • 2020

  • Lee, C., Burgess, G., Kuhn, I., Cowan, A. and Lafortune, L., 2020. Community exchange and time currencies: a systematic and in-depth thematic review of impact on public health outcomes. Public Health, v. 180
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.11.011
  • 2019

  • Rathinam, C., Mohan, V., Peirson, J., Skinner, J., Nethaji, KS. and Kuhn, I., 2019. Effectiveness of virtual reality in the treatment of hand function in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review. J Hand Ther, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2018.01.006
  • 2018 (No publication date)

  • Davies, B., Goh, S., Yi, K., Kuhn, I. and Kotter, M., 2018 (No publication date). Development and validation of a MEDLINE search filter/hedge for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy BMC Medical Research Methodology,
  • 2018

  • Gardener, AC., Ewing, G., Kuhn, I. and Farquhar, M., 2018. Support needs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a systematic literature search and narrative review International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S155622
  • Schmitz, S., Maguire, Á., Morris, J., Ruggeri, K., Haller, E., Kuhn, I., Leahy, J., Homer, N., Khan, A., Bowden, J., Buchanan, V., O'Dwyer, M., Cook, G. and Walsh, C., 2018. The use of single armed observational data to closing the gap in otherwise disconnected evidence networks: a network meta-analysis in multiple myeloma. BMC Med Res Methodol, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0509-7
  • O'Donovan, J., O'Donovan, C., Kuhn, I., Sachs, SE. and Winters, N., 2018. Ongoing training of community health workers in low-income andmiddle-income countries: a systematic scoping review of the literature. BMJ Open, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021467
  • Early, F., Wellwood, I., Kuhn, I., Deaton, C. and Fuld, J., 2018. Interventions to increase referral and uptake to pulmonary rehabilitation in people with COPD: a systematic review. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, v. 13
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S172239
  • 2017

  • Thomas, T., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2017. Inpatient transfer to a care home for end-of-life care: What are the views and experiences of patients and their relatives? A systematic review and narrative synthesis of the UK literature. Palliative Medicine, v. 31
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0269216316648068
  • Hiscock, A., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2017. Advance care discussions with young people affected by life-limiting neuromuscular diseases: A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis Neuromuscular Disorders, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nmd.2016.11.011
  • Iqbal, IZ., Jones, GH., Dawe, N., Mamais, C., Smith, ME., Williams, RJ., Kuhn, I. and Carrie, S., 2017. Intranasal packs and haemostatic agents for the management of adult epistaxis: systematic review. J Laryngol Otol, v. 131
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215117002055
  • Khan, M., Conroy, K., Ubayasiri, K., Constable, J., Smith, ME., Williams, RJ., Kuhn, I., Smith, M. and Philpott, C., 2017. Initial assessment in the management of adult epistaxis: systematic review. J Laryngol Otol, v. 131
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215117002031
  • Swords, C., Patel, A., Smith, ME., Williams, RJ., Kuhn, I. and Hopkins, C., 2017. Surgical and interventional radiological management of adult epistaxis: systematic review. J Laryngol Otol, v. 131
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215117002079
  • 2016

  • Farquhar, M., Penfold, C., Walter, FM., Kuhn, I. and Benson, J., 2016. What are the key elements of educational interventions for lay carers of patients with advanced disease? A systematic literature search and narrative review of structural components, processes and modes of delivery Journal of Pain and Symptom Management,
  • Lafortune, L., Martin, S., Kelly, S., Kuhn, I., Remes, O., Cowan, A. and Brayne, C., 2016. Behavioural Risk Factors in Mid-Life Associated with Successful Ageing, Disability, Dementia and Frailty in Later Life: A Rapid Systematic Review PLoS ONE,
  • Kelly, S., Martin, S., Kuhn, I., Cowan, A., Brayne, C. and Lafortune, L., 2016. Barriers and Facilitators to the Uptake and Maintenance of Healthy Behaviours by People at Mid-Life: A Rapid Systematic Review
  • 2015

  • Spathis, A., Booth, S., Grove, S., Hatcher, H., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2015. Teenage and Young Adult Cancer-Related Fatigue Is Prevalent, Distressing, and Neglected: It Is Time to Intervene. A Systematic Literature Review and Narrative Synthesis Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology, v. 4
  • Penney, TL., Brown, HE., Maguire, ER., Kuhn, I. and Monsivais, P., 2015. Local food environment interventions to improve healthy food choice in adults: a systematic review and realist synthesis protocol BMJ open, v. 5
  • Hoare, S., Morris, ZS., Kelly, MP., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2015. Do patients want to die at home? A systematic review of the UK literature, focused on missing preferences for place of death PLoS One, v. 10
  • Hoare, S., Slote Morris, Z., Kelly, MP., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2015. Do Patients Want to Die at Home? A Systematic Review of the UK Literature, Focused on Missing Preferences for Place of Death PLoS ONE,
  • Clarke, G., Johnston, S., Corrie, P., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2015. Withdrawal of anticancer therapy in advanced disease: a systematic literature review BMC cancer, v. 15
  • Chatterjea, R., Mc Laughlin, M., Kuhn, IL. and Östör, A., 2015. 059. Risk of Skin Cancer Following Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor Treatment in Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis: A Systematic Literature Review Rheumatology, v. 54
  • Chatterjea, R., Mc Laughlin, M., Kuhn, IL. and Östör, A., 2015. SAT0170 Risk of Skin Cancer Following Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor Treatment in Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis: A Systematic Literature Review Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, v. 74
  • Ruggeri, K., Maguire, Á., Schmitz, S., Haller, E., Walsh, C., Bowden, J., Kuhn, I., Khan, A., Cook, G. and O Dwyer, M., 2015. Estimating the Relative Effectiveness of Treatments in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma through a Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis Blood, v. 126
  • 2014

  • Clarke, G., Johnston, S., Corrie, P., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2014. DIFFICULT DECISION-MAKING AT THE END OF LIFE: STOPPING ORAL PALLIATIVE ANTICANCER TREATMENT. A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW AND NARRATIVE SYNTHESIS BMJ supportive & palliative care, v. 4
  • 2013

  • Clarke, G., Harrison, K., Holland, A., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2013. How are treatment decisions made about artificial nutrition for individuals at risk of lacking capacity? A systematic literature review PLoS One, v. 8
  • Sharp, T., Moran, E., Kuhn, I. and Barclay, S., 2013. Do the elderly have a voice? Advance care planning discussions with frail and older individuals: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis Br J Gen Pract, v. 63
  • 2012

  • Momen, N., Hadfield, P., Kuhn, I., Smith, E. and Barclay, S., 2012. Discussing an uncertain future: end-of-life care conversations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis Thorax, v. 67
  • Momen, N., Hadfield, P., Kuhn, I., Smith, E. and Barclay, S., 2012. Discussing an uncertain future: End-of-life care conversations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis Thorax, v. 67
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-201835
  • 2011

  • Barclay, S., Momen, N., Case-Upton, S., Kuhn, I. and Smith, E., 2011. End-of-life care conversations with heart failure patients: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis Br J Gen Pract, v. 61
  • Kuhn, I., Morgan, P. and Collins, A., 2011. Adapting the 23Things programme for health librarian professional education
  • 2010

  • Pacheco, J., Kuhn, I. and Grant, V., 2010. Librarians use of Web 2.0 in UK medical schools: outcomes of a national survey New Review of Academic Librarianship, v. 16
  • Kuhn, I., 2010. 23 Things, with a twist: a Cambridge cocktail of staff CPD
  • Hockley, P., Kuhn, I. and Lepley, D., 2010. Evaluating your training: a pragmatic approach the East of England experience
  • 2009

  • Kuhn, I. and Edwards-Waller, L., 2009. You can lead a horse to water… Are clinical students getting the message about the library and information skills support that is available? New Review of Academic Librarianship, v. 15
  • Morgan, P., Collins, A. and Kuhn, I., 2009. Going, going, gone... but not forgotten: lessons from a journal de-selection project
  • 2008

  • Collins, A., Kuhn, I. and Morgan, P., 2008. Making a virtue out of virtual communities: working electronically with an advisory panel of library users
  • 2006

  • Worrall, P., Scarborough, N., Jennings, T. and Kuhn, I., 2006. GP-VTS half-day release: evaluating a virtual group approach. Education for Primary Care, v. 17
  • Conference proceedings

    2015

  • Chatterjea, R., Mc Laughlin, M., Kuhn, IL. and Oestoer, A., 2015. RISK OF SKIN CANCER FOLLOWING ANTI-TUMOUR NECROSIS FACTOR TREATMENT IN RHEUMATOID AND PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW RHEUMATOLOGY, v. 54
  • Chatterjea, R., Mc Laughlin, M., Kuhn, IL. and Ostor, A., 2015. RISK OF SKIN CANCER FOLLOWING ANTI-TUMOUR NECROSIS FACTOR TREATMENT IN RHEUMATOID AND PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, v. 74
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular.6524
  • 2012

  • Tumelty, N., Kuhn, I. and Birkwood, K., 2012. TeachMeet: Librarians learning from each other.
  • Book chapters

    2011

  • Kuhn, I., Barker, C., Birkwood, K., Carty, C. and Tumelty, N., 2011. TeachMeet-Librarians learning from each other
  • Contact Details

    ilk21@cam.ac.uk