Fyfe, Dr. Trina

Trina Fyfe
PhD Health Sciences Librarian
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Room 9-212 NHSC, UNBC


Trina Fyfe is the Health Sciences Librarian at UNBC. She began with the NMP in February 2005, just after the first cohort of students arrived on campus. Trina is a PhD Candidate with the School of Health Sciences at UNBC and has a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto completed in 2001.

Research and Expertise

My research focuses on the decision-making process involved in dealing with low occurrences in clinical situations, particularly in rural areas. This includes exploring the experiences of decision-makers (including patients and caregivers/families), the processes and reasons for the decisions that are made, and knowledge translation in the context of low occurrences in rural areas (such as guideline adaptation). In addition, Trina is interested in knowledge synthesis methodology, evidence-based librarianship and medical education.

Selected Publications

  • Fyfe, T. M., Ritchey, M., Taruc, C., Crompton, D., Galliford, B., & Perrin, R. (2014). Appropriate provision of anti-D prophylaxis to RhD negative pregnant women: a scoping review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 14(1), 411. doi:10.1186/s12884-014-0411-1
  • Fyfe, T., & Dennett, L. (2012). Building capacity in systematic review searching: a pilot program using virtual mentoring. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 33(1), 12-16. doi:10.5596/c2012-009
  • Fyfe, T., & Payne, G. (2011). Problem-based learning and evidence based medicine:  utilizing the librarian. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6(4), 161-168.
  • Fyfe, T., McDavid, K., Raworth, R., & Snadden, D. (2009). Medical education distribution in British Columbia: a thriving partnership. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (JCHLA), 30(2), 47-49 43p.

For all of Trina Fyfe’s publications, please visit her Research Net page.


  • PhD – University of Northern British Columbia (Health Sciences)
  • MISt – University of Toronto (Information Studies)
  • BA – University of Waterloo (History)