By empowering healthcare professionals with access to specialist databases and the skills to use them, librarians can have a positive, direct impact on patient care. I contribute to teaching on modules across the School, and also support the research activities of staff at the Royal Marsden.

I have worked in a range of higher education and healthcare libraries across the UK, with a particular focus on teaching information skills in innovative ways, and delivering tailored, high quality services to users. In my spare time I enjoy bouldering, playing the cello, and videogames.

Presentations and publications: 

  • Aubrey, V., Hon, Y., Shaw, C., & Burden, S. (2019). Healthy eating interventions in adults living with and beyond colorectal cancer: a systematic review. J Hum Nutr Diet. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12651
  • Brookbank, E., Hon, Y., Flynn, D., McCluskey Dean, C. & Lacey, S. (2019) This could get messy: critical library pedagogy in practice. LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference, Nottingham
  • Hon, Y. (2018) Emerging technologies and their impact on health libraries. Health Libraries Group Conference, Keele.
  • Hon, Y. (2018) High tech and low tech approaches to interactive information skills teaching. Health Libraries Group Conference, Keele.
  • Hon, Y. (2015) Representations of privacy in the context of conflicts of interest between government, newspaper and public discourses. i3: Information, Interactions and Impact Conference 2015, Aberdeen


MA Librarianship
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Chartered Member of CILIP


Contact details

020 7808 2515

YiWen Hon | The Royal Marsden School
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