Leah Brown

Leah Brown

Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University

Western University

Leah Brown, MLIS is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University and a member of the Insight Lab at Western’s Department of Computer Science.

Her research combines approaches from within the scopes of Health Informatics, Information Behaviour, Information Retrieval, and Knowledge Organization to study the translation of knowledge between centres of evidence-based expertise and users with health information needs. Leah’s work is concerned with examining the properties of effective cognitive support tools and their potential applications from healthcare to artificial intelligence.

Her current research topics include ontology-driven search, AI, decision-support systems, cognitive engineering, health information behaviour, research collaboration, exploratory search, consumer health vocabularies, healthcare portals and electronic records, classification systems and tools, and information behaviour in emerging immersive technologies.