Morwenna Rogers

Morwenna is an information specialist with the Evidence Synthesis Team at the University of Exeter Medical School. Her predominant job is designing and running searches for systematic reviews although she also gets involved in all other aspects of review work. In addition, and when time allows, Morwenna carries out research into systematic search methods in collaboration with other information specialists.

Role within CASTLE:

Morwenna is the information specialist. She is involved with the ‘CHOICE’ part of CASTLE. She designs and runs database searches identifying relevant outcomes and candidate PROMS


  • MSc Information Management
  • BSc (Hons) Anatomy and Human Biology

Core expertise:

  • Database searching, systematic review methods

Publications listing

  • Rogers, M., Bethel, A., Abbott, R. Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycINFO: a comparison of search strategies. Research Synthesis Methods. 2017; doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1280. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Lourida I, Abbott RA, Rogers M, Lang IA, Stein K, Kent B, et al. Dissemination and implementation research in dementia care: a systematic scoping review and evidence map. BMC Geriatr. 2017;17(1):147.
  • Rogers, M., Bethel, A. and Boddy, K. (2016), Development and testing of a Medline search filter for identifying patient and public involvement in health research. Health Info Libr J. doi:10.1111/hir.12157
  • Janssens A, Thompson Coon J, Rogers M, Allen K, Green C, Jenkinson C, et al. A Systematic Review of Generic Multidimensional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children, Part I: Descriptive Characteristics. Value in Health. 2015;18(2):315-33.
  • Janssens A, Rogers M, Thompson Coon J, Allen K, Green C, Jenkinson C, et al. A Systematic Review of Generic Multidimensional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children, Part II: Evaluation of Psychometric Performance of English-Language Versions in a General Population. Value in Health. 2015;18(2):334-45.
  • Richardson M, Moore DA, Gwernan-Jones R, Thompson-Coon J, Ukoumunne O, Rogers M, et al. Non-pharmacological interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative research. Health Technol Assess. 2015;19(45):1-470.
  • Zhelev Z, Abbott R, Rogers M, Fleming S, Patterson A, Hamilton WT, et al. Effectiveness of interventions to reduce ordering of thyroid function tests: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2016;6(6).
  • Blake SF, Logan S, Humphreys G, Matthews J, Rogers M, Thompson-Coon J, et al. Sleep positioning systems for children with cerebral palsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;11:CD009257.
  • Whear R, Abbott R, Thompson-Coon J, Bethel A, Rogers M, Hemsley A, et al. Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behavior symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: a systematic review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014;15(3):185-93.
  • Thompson Coon J, Abbott R, Rogers M, Whear R, Pearson S, Lang I, et al. Interventions to Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing of Antipsychotic Medications in People With Dementia Resident in Care Homes: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014. DOI 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.06.012

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