Library Research Support

The Library Research Support team provides high quality information and advisory services to research students, researchers and research active academic staff and other university colleagues in support of the University’s aim to build on strengths in research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

SHU is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). This has implications for all research staff and their use of bibliometrics. Go here for more information about how we can support you in using bibliometrics.


The team


Bea Turpin
HWB contact


Pete Smith
SSH contact


Dr Eddy Verbaan Head of Library Research Support,
SBS contact


Dan Grace
STA contact


Lizzie Seals
STA contact


We are here to help you throughout your research project

  • Open Access, publishing for the REF, and Article Processing Charges
  • Research Data Management and Data Management Plans
  • Finding information
  • Literature reviews
  • Managing your information and keeping up to date
  • Disseminating and publishing your work
  • Maximising the reach and visibility of your work
  • Tracking the impact of your work
  • Attributing your work unambiguously to you with an ORCID iD
  • Accessing books, journals and databases relevant to your research
  • Co-curating the University’s Special Collection

We support you with workshops and bespoke sessions, for example as part of the SHaRD and Doctoral School programs. And of course we welcome your individual queries.

Contact us

Do you have an enquiry? Do you want to comment on how our team can support your research needs? Would you like us to run a session at your staff meeting or for your students?