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The Brookwood Necropolis Railway London's Necropolis - A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery An Introduction to Brookwood Cemetery The Columbarium, Brookwood Cemetery The Glades of Remebrance, Brookwood Cemetery The Bisley Camp Branch Line

John Clarke

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About Me

Areas of Interest


Read more about my areas of interest:


Articles

Evidence Based Medicine

History

History of Medicine

Lectures

Medical Librarianship

Web Design







Articles

I have a range of articles published in various magazines on Brookwood and cemetery-related subjects. I have also submitted a number of book reviews to the Funeral Service Journal. For more information on these, I have posted another page listing some of these. I have also posted a page commenting on Wikipedia’s editorial policies.




Evidence Based Medicine

I have been involved in supporting Evidence Based Medicine (or EBM) at the Hospital and Institute for several years, through the courses run by the Centre for Evidence Based Child Health. I also support staff and students who are undertaking systematic reviews as part of their clinical work or coursework.



History

I have a degree in History (MA 1986) and have always been interested in the subject, especially local history. I was able to combine several of these interests in my research into Brookwood Cemetery and its railway (and see panel below), along with my role as part-time Historical Consultant to the Cemetery between 2007 and 2012. An example of one of my successful searches at Brookwood, for Lin Penny, may be read here.



History of Medicine

I am interested in the history of medicine, and the library collection includes material relevant to the history of paediatrics. This includes donations from staff of the hospital and the institute. Some of our older items are also available as digital editions and I have added a page on the history of paediatrics to our website.


Additionally I have been compiling lists of publications by staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health. Where available, links are provided to electronic full-text versions.



Lectures

Over the years I have accepted a large number of invitations to lecture on various aspects of Brookwood, on the cemetery railway, and related themes. I have posted another page listing some of my lectures. Recent lectures include:



Medical Librarianship

I am a Medical Librarian (Dip. Lib. 1984) with many years’ experience. I am currently Library Services Manager at the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. Previously I was Librarian of the Friends of the Children of Great Ormond Street Hospital Library (1996-2016) supporting the work of the Hospital and the UCL Institute of Child Health; my post was “dis-established” by UCL Library Services in 2016. I also worked part-time as the Subject Support Librarian at the Joint Library of Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (2014-16). Before that I worked for some years as an Assistant Librarian at the Health Sciences Library based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield (1985-1995).

Web Design

I have used websites in my work as a medical librarian, and the library web pages were some of the first to be incorporated into the joint website of Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health (superceded by separate websites for each organisation).


I have used these skills to develop some of my own sites (including this one), and some examples of these can be seen here.