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Staff Profile: Yasmin Lynda Munro

Senior Medical Librarian


Yasmin Munro is a Senior Medical Librarian at the Medical Library of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. 

Educational Qualifications

Master of Science (Information Studies), Nanyang Technological University, 2010

Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems, University of London, 2005

WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning), 2012

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Yasmin started her career in 2005, as a children's librarian with the National Library Board (NLB) public libraries - conducting outreach programmes to schools, storytelling in libraries and collection development. Through the years, she has worked in various academic and school libraries as well as pursued her Master of Science in Information Studies.

In 2011, she returned to NLB as a Librarian for the NLB Academy - the training and development arm of NLB. Her key roles were programme manager and trainer for NLB's professional development courses and training library skills such as information searching, reference enquiries and the use of reference tools. She was also media literary trainer for primary and secondary schools, programme manager of NLB Academy's Media Literacy Programme, and programme administrator of the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Library and Information Studies (ACLIS) courses offered by the Academy.

After a 2-year hiatus in Doha, Qatar - Yasmin joined the LKCMedicine Medical Library as a Medical Librarian. Since 2017, she is the service lead for LKCMedicine Medical Library's Systematic Search Services (SSS) -  a dedicated library consultation and training service for the LKCMedicine community, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the National Healthcare Group. She offers library consultations to researchers, PhD students and faculty. She frequently collaborates with users in developing search methodologies for their respective publications, and has been acknowledged for her contributions as well as listed as co-author in several publications. Yasmin is also trainer and courseware developer for in-house courses on expert searching for systematic reviews. 

As a Senior Medical Librarian, Yasmin mentors and provides on-the-job training to librarians in expert searching for systematic reviews. She also plays a key role in the integration of LKCMedicine's Systematic Search Services with the wider NTU community.

Publications, Presentations & Works


Sum, G., Lau, L. K., Jabbar, K. A., Lun, P., George, P. P., Munro, Y. L., & Ding, Y. Y. (2022). The World Health Organization (WHO) Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) Framework: A Narrative Review on Its Adoption Worldwide and Lessons Learnt. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health20(1), 154.

Lam, T., Cheung, M., Munro, Y., Lim, K., Shung, D., & Sung, J. (2022). Randomized Controlled Trials of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Practice: Systematic Review. Journal Of Medical Internet Research24(8), e37188. doi: 10.2196/37188

Yam, M., Ng, H., Lim, C., Munro, Y., & Lim, W. (2022). Sarcopenia in Distal Radius Fractures: A Scoping Review. Journal Of Frailty & Aging. doi: 10.14283/jfa.2022.6

Lun, P., Law, F., Ho, E., Tan, K., Ang, W., Munro, Y., & Ding, Y. (2021). Optimising prescribing practices in older adults with multimorbidity: a scoping review of guidelines. BMJ Open11(12), e049072. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049072

Tan, B.Y.; Thach, T.; Munro, Y.L.; Skou, S.T.; Thumboo, J.; Car, J.; Car, L.T. (2021). Complex Lifestyle and Psychological Intervention in Knee Osteoarthritis: Scoping Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health18(23),12757. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182312757

Lee, J., Ying, K., Lun, P., Tan, K., Ang, W., Munro, Y., & Ding, Y. (2020). Intervention elements to reduce inappropriate prescribing for older adults with multimorbidity receiving outpatient care: a scoping review. BMJ Open, 10(8), e039543. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039543

Liu, X., Ng, D., Seah, J., Munro, Y., & Wee, S. (2019). Update on Interventions to Prevent or Reduce Frailty in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: a Scoping Review and Community Translation. Current Geriatrics Reports, 8(2), 72-86. doi: 10.1007/s13670-019-0277-1

Teo, B., Li, E., Tan, C., & Munro, Y. (2019). Educational pamphlets for improving uptake of cancer screening: a systematic review. Journal Of Primary Health Care, 11(3), 207. doi: 10.1071/hc18093

Kusolpalin, P., Luyt, B., Munro, Y. L., & Lim, S. P. (2013). Why do children in Singapore read? An exploratory study. Malaysian journal of library & information science, 18(3), 1-12.



Tan, E., Frambach, J., Driessen, E. et al. Opening the black box of school-wide student wellbeing programmes: a critical narrative review informed by activity theory. Adv in Health Sci Educ (2023).

Lee M, Lin X, Chai JZQ, et al. BMJ Evidence- Based Medicine Epub ahead of print:[10 March 2023]. doi:10.1136/ bmjebm-2022-112146

Tudor Car, L., Poon, S., Kyaw, B. M., Cook, D. A., Ward, V., Atun, R., Majeed, A., Johnston, J., van der Kleij, R. M. J. J., Molokhia, M., V Wangenheim, F., Lupton, M., Chavannes, N., Ajuebor, O., Prober, C. G., & Car, J. (2022). Digital Education for Health Professionals: An Evidence Map, Conceptual Framework, and Research Agenda. Journal of Medical Internet Research24(3), e31977. [e31977].

Sum, G., Nicholas, S.O., Nai, Z.L. et al. Health outcomes and implementation barriers and facilitators of comprehensive geriatric assessment in community settings: a systematic integrative review [PROSPERO registration no.: CRD42021229953]. BMC Geriatr 22, 379 (2022).

Gao, J., Lun, P., Ding, Y.Y. et al. COVID-19 Vaccination for Frail Older Adults in Singapore — Rapid Evidence Summary and Delphi Consensus Statements. J Frailty Aging (2022).

Tudor Car, L., Kyaw, B., Nannan Panday, R., van der Kleij, R., Chavannes, N., Majeed, A., & Car, J. (2021). Digital Health Training Programs for Medical Students: Scoping Review. JMIR Medical Education7(3), e28275. doi: 10.2196/28275

George, P.P., Lun, P., Ong, S.P. et al. A Rapid Review of the Measurement of Intrinsic Capacity in Older Adults. J Nutr Health Aging (2021).

Jimenez, G., Matchar, D., Koh, G., & Car, J. (2020). Multicomponent interventions for enhancing primary care: a systematic review. British Journal Of General Practice71(702), e10-e21. doi: 10.3399/bjgp20x714199

Nazeha, N., Pavagadhi, D., Kyaw, B. M., Car, J., Jimenez, G., & Tudor Car, L. (2020). A Digitally Competent Health Workforce: Scoping Review of Educational Frameworks. Journal of medical Internet research22(11), e22706.

Kaur, P., Tan, W., Gunapal, P., Ding, Y., Ong, R., Wu, H., & Hum, A. (2020). Deaths in dementia: a scoping review of prognostic variables. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, bmjspcare-2020-002217. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002217

Lau, S., Lun, P., Ang, W., Tan, K., & Ding, Y. (2020). Barriers to Effective Prescribing in Older Adults: Applying the Theoretical Domains Framework in the Ambulatory Setting. doi: 10.21203/

Foong, H., Kyaw, B., Upton, Z., & Tudor Car, L. (2020). Facilitators and barriers of using digital technology for the management of diabetic foot ulcers: A qualitative systematic review. International Wound Journal. doi: 10.1111/iwj.13396

Loy, L., Lim, G., Leow, J., Lee, C., Tan, T., & Tan, C. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound guided fusion biopsy of prostate for cancer detection—Comparing transrectal with transperineal approaches. Urologic Oncology: Seminars And Original Investigations. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2020.04.005

Patinadan, P., Tan-Ho, G., Choo, P., & Ho, A. (2020). Resolving anticipatory grief and enhancing dignity at the end-of life: A systematic review of palliative interventions. Death Studies, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1728426

Woo, L., Smith, H., & Sullivan, S. (2019). The Economic Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Systematic Review. Value In Health Regional Issues18, 121-131. doi: 10.1016/j.vhri.2019.02.002

Dutta, O., Tan-Ho, G., Choo, P., & Ho, A. (2018). Lived experience of a child’s chronic illness and death: A qualitative systematic review of the parental bereavement trajectory. Death Studies, 43(9), 547-561. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1503621