Suzanne obtained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1998) and an MSc Econ in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University in 2009. She also possesses a Certificate of Higher Education in Occupational Therapy from the University of Derby (2001), a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Leeds Metropolitan University (2008) and a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training (2014). She obtained her Chartership from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in 2015.
Suzanne is a steering group member of the NHS Midlands Regional Trainers Forum for health libraries, through which she was involved in writing the paper, ‘Measuring the impact of information skills training: a survey of health libraries in England’.
She possesses a broad health-related employment experience including: medical laboratory assistant, occupational therapy student, administrator for an emergency doctor services, and human resources roles with responsibilities including absence management. She has been a qualified health librarian, employed in the NHS, for the last 10 years.
Outside work she is an active volunteer with the charity, Pain Concern, helping the charity to keep up-to-date with new research, reviewing books, and helping to produce, edit and review patient information materials prior to their publication.