Liverpool Skylilne

School of Education

Ms Maria Grant

Biography

Maria is a mid-career PhD Researcher exploring how academics acquire the skills to write for publication. Using constructivist grounded theory (Charmaz, 2014), a mixed methods approach is used blending in-depth qualitative interviews and social network analysis of publication portfolios. The mixed methods approach combines the strengths of participant narratives, visualisation of co-author networks and descriptive structural analysis to locate and understand formal networks in their social and cultural contexts (Bellotti, 2016). An in-depth understanding of writing experiences and longitudinal changes in writing patterns will be constructed, while the structural properties of publication portfolios will distinguish similarities and differences in network typologies and structures which superficially appear identical. Data are used to construct an understanding of common attributes of a successful professional academic writing career and the events which facilitated academics’ professional writing skills development. The intended outcome of this research will be a model of writing experiences and practice from which evidence based structures will be developed to support academics in writing for publication.

References
Bellotti K (2016) Qualitative methods and visualizations in the study of friendship networks, Sociological Research Online, 21 (2), 2-19.
Charmaz K (2014) Constructing grounded theory, London, Sage. 2nd Ed.

Degrees

2001, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, MSc Econ Health Information Management
1993, University of Central England, UK, BA (Hons) in Information and Library Studies

Academic appointments

Research Fellow (Writing for Publication), University of Salford, 1998 - 2019

Postgraduate training

Post Graduate Certificate Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Dist), United Kingdom, University of Salford, 2003 - 2004

Publications

Journal article

Grant MJ. 2019. 10 year anniversary HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 36 :1-3 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2018. Peer review processes at the Health Information and Libraries Journal Health Information and Libraries Journal, 35 :263-264 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2018. Maintaining your momentum Health Information and Libraries Journal, 35 :177-179 >DOI

Collier E, Grant MJ. 2018. A Literature Review on the Experience of Long-Term Mental Illness Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39 :506-513 >DOI

Urquhart C, Currell R, Grant MJ, Hardiker NR. 2018. Nursing record systems: Effects on nursing practice and healthcare outcomes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2017. Ten years of reviews Health Information and Libraries Journal, 34 :1-4 >DOI

Case H, Howard N, Grant MJ. 2017. Patient and Public Information delivery through NHS library and knowledge services: how Knowledge for Healthcare changed the landscape Health Information and Libraries Journal, 34 :183-186 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2017. Celebrating the role of health information Health Information and Libraries Journal, 34 :263-265 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2017. Learning from the past to inform the future Health Information and Libraries Journal, 34 :267 >DOI

Driscoll A, Grant MJ, Carroll D, Dalton S, Deaton C, Jones I, Lehwaldt D, McKee G, Munyombwe T, Astin F. 2017. The effect of nurse-to-patient ratios on nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in acute specialist units: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, :1474515117721561-1474515117721561 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Tattersall A, Grant MJ. 2016. Big Data - What is it and why it matters Health Information and Libraries Journal, 33 :89-91 >DOI

Lacey Bryant S, Stewart D, Goswami L, Grant MJ. 2016. Becoming business critical: Knowledge for Healthcare Health information and libraries journal, 33 :167-171 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2016. Learning to write through reading Health Information and Libraries Journal, 33 :255-256 >DOI

Grant MJ, Bonnett P, Sutton A, Marshall A, Murphy J, Spring H. 2016. Are you a budding academic writer? HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 33 :1-6 >DOI >Link

Cheeseborough J, Godbolt S, Grant MJ. 2015. Getting involved in international development activities: UK initiatives and hidden benefits Health Information and Libraries Journal, 32 :1-4 >DOI

Stephens R, Grant MJ. 2015. Reporting statistical analyses in peer review journal articles Health Information and Libraries Journal, 32 :81-83 >DOI

Bryant SL, Stewart D, Goswami L, Grant MJ. 2015. Knowledge for Healthcare: The future of health librarianship Health Information and Libraries Journal, 32 :163-167 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2015. In this issue Health information and libraries journal, 32 :166-167

Grant MJ. 2015. Writing within an international context HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 32 :253-254 >DOI >Link

Bridgen R, Grant MJ. 2014. Keeping up-to-date with current practice Health Information and Libraries Journal, 31 :89-91 >DOI

Brice A, Grant MJ. 2014. What's in a name: Putting the skills of librarianship back into circulation Health Information and Libraries Journal, 31 :173-175 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2014. In this issue Health information and libraries journal, 31 :90-91

Grant MJ. 2014. Thirty years of practitioner-based projects HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 31 :1-1 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2014. Untitled HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 31 :251-253 >DOI >Link

Gann B, Grant MJ. 2013. From NHS Choices to the integrated customer service platform Health Information and Libraries Journal, 30 :1-3 >DOI

Wilson V, Grant MJ. 2013. Evidence based library and information practice: What's in it for you? Health Information and Libraries Journal, 30 :89-91 >DOI

Walton G, Grant MJ. 2013. Strategic issues for LIS practitioner-researcher journals HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 30 :175-177 >DOI >Link

Walton G, Grant MJ. 2013. Strategic Issues for LIS Practitioner-Researcher Journals New Review of Academic Librarianship, 19 :221-223 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2013. What makes a good title? HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 30 :259-260 >DOI >Link

Birkenhead G, Grant MJ. 2012. Informing the public health. Health information and libraries journal, 29 :177-179 >DOI

Carlyle R, Grant MJ. 2012. The power of information: Health information and UK agendas Health Information and Libraries Journal, 29 :257-259 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2012. Disseminate your findings HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 29 :1-2 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2012. Health, sport and nutritional information: tailoring your approach HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 29 :87-89 >DOI >Link

Grant M, Cavanagh A, Yorke J. 2012. The impact of caring for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on carers' psychological well-being: A narrative review INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 49 :1459-1471 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2011. EditorialEvidence based library and information practice HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 28 :91-92 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2011. Writing academic papers: lost in translation? HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 28 :247-248 >DOI >Link

Murphy J, Grant MJ. 2011. Key messages are essential tools in communicating your topic HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 28 :159-160 >DOI >Link

Sutton A, Grant MJ. 2011. Cost-effective ways of delivering enquiry services: a rapid review HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 28 :249-255 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ, Sutton A. 2011. Using and writing reviews to inform your practice HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 28 :1-2 >DOI >Link

Hardiker NR, Grant MJ. 2011. Factors that influence public engagement with eHealth: A literature review INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS, 80 :1-12 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2010. Launch of the HILJ strategic plan 2010-2014. Health information and libraries journal, 27 :1

Grant MJ, Munro W, Mcisaac J, Hill S. 2010. Cross-disciplinary writers' group stimulates fresh approaches to scholarly communication: A reflective case study within a higher education institution in the North West of England New Review of Academic Librarianship, 16 :44-64 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2010. Launch of the HILJ Strategic Plan 2010-2014 HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 27 :1-1 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2010. EditorialKeeping information centre stage amid changing scenery HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 27 :91-92 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2010. Key words and their role in information retrieval HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 27 :173-175 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2010. Writing for publication: ensuring you find the right audience for your paper HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 27 :259-261 >DOI >Link

Urquhart C, Currell R, Grant MJ, Hardiker NR. 2009. Nursing record systems: Effects on nursing practice and healthcare outcomes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, >DOI

Urquhart C, Currell R, Grant MJ, Hardiker NR. 2009. Nursing record systems: effects on nursing practice and healthcare outcomes COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, >DOI >Link

Grant MJ, Booth A. 2009. A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 26 :91-108 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2009. Untitled HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 26 :89-90 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2009. Health information and libraries journal and the HLG newsletter: past, present and future HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 26 :169-170 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2009. Search, strategy, policy and provision HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 26 :259-259 >DOI >Link

Murray C, Grant MJ, Howarth ML, Leigh J. 2008. The use of simulation as a teaching and learning approach to support practice learning Nurse Education in Practice, 8 :5-8 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2007. The role of reflection in the library and information sector: a systematic review HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 24 :155-166 >DOI >Link

Howarth M, Holland K, Grant MJ. 2006. Education needs for integrated care: a literature review JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 56 :144-156 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ, Brettle AJ. 2006. Developing and evaluating an interactive information skills tutorial HEALTH INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES JOURNAL, 23 :79-86 >DOI >Link

Grant MJ. 2004. How does your searching grow? A survey of search preferences and the use of optimal search strategies in the identification of qualitative research. Health information and libraries journal, 21 :21-32 >DOI

Grant MJ. 2003. Journal clubs for continued professional development. Health information and libraries journal, 20 Suppl 1 :72-73 >DOI

Brettle AJ, Long AF, Grant MJ, Greenhalgh J. 1998. Searching for information on outcomes: do you need to be comprehensive? QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE, 7 :163-167 >DOI >Link

Greenhalgh J, Long AF, Brettle AJ, Grant MJ. 1998. Reviewing and selecting outcome measures for use in routine practice Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 4 :339-350

Greenhalgh J, Long AF, Brettle A, Grant MJ. 1996. The value of an outcomes information resource. An evaluation of the UK Clearing House on Health Outcomes. Journal of management in medicine, 10 :55-65 >DOI

Grant MJ, Rushton M, Howarth M, Astin F. Person centred discharge education following coronary artery bypass graft: a critical review Journal of Clinical Nursing,

Conference publication

Grant MJ. 2018. Health Libraries Group Conference 2018 Health Information and Libraries Journal, 35 :1-2 >DOI

Hardiker NR, Grant MJ. 2010. Barriers and facilitators that affect public engagement with eHealth services Safran C, Reti S, Marin HF. MEDINFO 2010, PTS I AND II, 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics of International-Medical-Informatics-Association (Medinfo) 160 :13-17 >DOI >Link

Morrell-Scott NE, Jones I, Lotto R, Kinsey L, Grant M, Papworth A, Muir A. Developing a sternal wound support device for those at risk of wound breakdown following cardiac surgery Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Education, Health and Community Research Conference

Book

Brettle A, Grant MJ. 2003. Finding the Evidence for Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals :1-178 9780443074509 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Editorial boards:

Health Information and Libraries Journal, Reviews Editor, http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/hilj

Health Information and Libraries Journal, Editor-in-Chief, http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/hilj

Professional activities

Editorial boards:

Health Information and Libraries Journal, Reviews Editor, http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/hilj

Health Information and Libraries Journal, Editor-in-Chief, http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/hilj

External committees:

Sally Hernando Innovation Award, NHS Library and Knowledge Services, Chair of Panel, http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/lqaf/innovations.html