Meet the team

Beki Smith – Knowledge Services Manager

“Course Collector”; Likes Marmite; hiking; kayaking; books & reading – not necessarily all at the same time!

Passionate about health literacy, evidence, and helping patients get the best out of their healthcare.

Qualifications: MSc Information and Library Studies; PGDip Clinical Pharmacy with independent prescribing; GPhC registered prescribing pharmacist; MPharm pharmacy; MSc Cancer Biology; BSc applied Biochemistry & Molecular biology


Background experience in banking, contingency planning, cancer research, utility data analysis, retail purchasing analysis, and community & GP pharmacy

Expertise: Literature searching, evidence synthesis, QI, Medicines use, Knowledge mobilisation, creative problem solving

Kelly Comber – library Assistant 

Super helpful with the patience of a saint! 

Face of the Library

Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 in Library and Information Studies; Diploma in Business administration level 3 with distinction

Expertise:  All things KGH library; Library operations; Tracking down articles and books; cataloguing;  customer service; IT help; memberships.

Louise Coleman – Clinical librarian

Loves cats and nuts!  Books & reading

Qualifications: BA Information Management (Library & Information Studies)

Wealth of experience as a librarian in a variety of public and private library settings.

Expertise: Looks after the complex information needs of Paediatrics; Literature searching, summarising and synthesis;

Manages the current awareness service and ensures all specialties are kept up to date; Keeps the library organised and resources properly classified

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