Natalie King

Natalie King


Natalie is an Information Specialist in the Academic Unit of Health Economics (AUHE) and is a member of the Test Evaluation Group. She joined AUHE in June 2015 after 7 years working in the NHS as a Clinical Librarian. She is responsible for delivering literature searches for projects and provides support with reference management and current awareness tools. She also has a broad background in biomedical research having worked as a Research Assistant on a number of projects at Universities in Australia and the UK.

You can find out more about our information services and support for research on the AUHE information specialists website

Current and Recent Research

Natalie provides advice and literature searches as part of the following external research collaborations:

Below is a selection of research projects Natalie provides Information Specialist services for:

Current Projects (selected)

  • ALABAMA (ALlergy AntiBiotics And Microbial resistAnce): Penicillin allergy status and its effect on antimicrobial prescribing, patient outcomes, and antimicrobial resistance. (NIHR PGfAR)
  • AMIPS Improving equitable access to essential medicines in Ghana through bridging the gaps in implementing medicines pricing policy (NIHR Global Health, Policy and Systems Research Programme)
  • SINC-Urban How Socially INClusive are sustainable Urban developments in Nigeria and Vietnam (QR GCRF / Research England)

Past projects (selected)

  • Community dialogues in Bangladesh: preventing and controlling antibiotic resistance in Bangladesh (ESRC)
  • CONTRAST: Establishing components of interventions to reduce restrictive practices with children and young people: an evidence synthesis (NIHR HS&DR)
  • CRIMSON: Considering Risk and benefits In Multiple Sclerosis treatment selection (MS Society)
  • MALDI- AKI Diagnostic accuracy study of a MALDI-MS biomarker of acute kidney injury after fractured neck of femur surgery (Chief Scientists Office, Scotland)
  • SafetyNet. Do networked information technologies improve patient safety? A realist synthesis (NIHR HS&DR)
  • Self-harm and suicidal content online: a review of the evidence. (Samaritans Online Harms Programme 2020).
  • Systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of digital supportive interventions for people with cancer that cannot be cured (Macmillan, joint project with Leeds Beckett University)
  • LU Pump priming projects:-
    • A scoping review of the diagnostic literature for venous leg ulceration
    • A meta-analysis of cognitive-based behaviour change techniques as interventions to improve medication adherence: project update and novel application of the Behaviour Change Technique (BCT) Taxonomy
    • SmartyPants University of Leeds Crucible project


  • MSc Information Management, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • BSc (Hons) Microbiology, University of Western Australia

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Student education

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Information skills on postgraduate and undergraduate modules (search methods, health databases, systematic review protocols, research dissemination tools and reference management software, (eg MEDLINE, Web of Science, EndNote, ResearchGate)
  • Systematic review short courses at the University of Leeds and Nottingham University
  • Mixed Methods Review course

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Test Evaluation Group
  • Evidence Synthesis Group
  • Health economics
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics