CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)-Plans for the next academic year. 

The teaching staff are now beginning to return to the School to resume their academic activities. They are working at a pace to change the way we deliver our courses. Moving forward, we will be using blended and e-learning methods. We aim to roll out the modules, which were postponed during the initial stages of COVID-19, in a phased approach, starting in September 2020, over an eight-month period. This is in line with Health Education England (HEE) who have proposed an extension to the education contract period. This is to allow time for the recovery of commissions that were postponed due to the pandemic.

As you will recognise because of COVID-19, plans are constantly changing so we will, as the situation evolves, endeavour to keep you informed. The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our absolute priority. 

If you do have any questions or concerns, please refer to our Student Q&A page or contact us at Student Support Services for more information.


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
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