Robin Parker


Faculty Profile_Robin Parker (214x251)

Related Information

Phone: (902) 494-8961
Mailing Address: 
W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
Dalhousie University
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2

Research Clusters:

  • Educational and information services
  • Scientific information

Research Interests

Robin’s research interests include medical education and evidence synthesis methodologies, particularly search methods for prognosis systematic reviews and scoping reviews.


  • BSc Hons (University of Oregan)
  • MLIS (Dalhousie University)


Robin Parker’s professional work specializes in supporting systematic reviews and other knowledge synthesis projects in the context of evidence-based practice in health care. She provides training and search services to medical and health professions students, faculty, and researchers at Dalhousie and in the broader health research community across the Maritimes and draws on her experience in hospital, research, and academic health information settings. Robin Parker joined the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library team at Dalhousie University in 2012. She previously worked as a reference librarian at London Health Sciences Centre and in Halifax as a clinical research librarian with the Research Methods Unit, Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre, and Capital Health Library Services.

Through the intersecting spheres of health research and librarianship, Robin enjoys involvement with the broader community, including serving on the executive for the Maritimes Health Libraries Association, contributing to training workshops and networking events, and mentoring upcoming and new graduates. In her down time, Robin loves taking her dogs to nearby lakes and visiting friends and family throughout the Maritimes. 

Selected Publications

  • Jordan, J. L., Hayden, J. A., Irvin, E., Parker, R., Smith, A., & van der Windt, D. A. (2017). Protocol: a systematic review of studies developing and/or evaluating search strategies to identify prognosis studies. Systematic reviews, 6(1), 88.
  • Parker R, Neilson M. (2015). Lost in Translation: Supporting learners to search comprehensively across databases. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. 36(2): 54-58.
  • Gäverth J, Parker R, MacKay-Lyons M. (2015). Exercise Stress Testing After Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: A Scoping Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 96(7): 1349-1359.