Dr Liz Brewster FHEANon-Clinical Lecturer in Medical Education
- Social media and well-being
- Using technology for self-management of long-term conditions
- Using social science research methods in healthcare improvement research, with focus on programme implementation
- Professional training for medical practice, with a focus on resilience
Liz joined the Lancaster Medical School in December 2015. She has previously worked at the University of Leicester and University of Sheffield.
- Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes
- Course Director, Clinical Research postgraduate programmes
- Director of Special Study Modules, MBChB
- Problem-based learning facilitator, MBChB
- Year 1 Health, Culture and Society lead
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, University of Leicester, 2015
PhD, University of Sheffield, 2012
PhD Supervision Interests
Please contact me if you are interested in undertaking a PhD in the area of mental health support, resilience and mindfulness. I am particularly interested in supervising students on mental health, professional practice and medical education.
Photo-a-day: a digital photographic practice and its impact on wellbeing
Cox, A., Brewster, L. 23/02/2018 In: Photographies. 11, 1, p. 113-129. 17 p.
The daily digital practice as a form of self-care: Using photography for everyday well-being
Brewster, L., Cox, A. 21/02/2018 In: Health.
Taking the heat or taking the temperature?: A qualitative study of a large-scale exercise in seeking to measure for improvement, not blame
Armstrong , N., Brewster, L., Tarrant, C., Dixon, R., Willars, J., Power, M., Dixon-Woods, M. 02/2018 In: Social Science and Medicine. 198, p. 157-164. 8 p.
Fidelity or flexibility: An ethnographic study of the implementation and use of the Patient Activation Measure
Chew, S., Brewster, L., Tarrant, C., Martin, G., Armstrong , N. 19/12/2017 In: Patient Education and Counseling.
Measurement of harms in community care: a qualitative study of use of the NHS Safety Thermometer
Brewster, L., Tarrant, C., Willars, J., Armstrong , N. 2/12/2017 In: BMJ Quality and Safety. 9 p.
Take a photo a day and call me in the morning: Exploring photography projects and well-being
Brewster, L., Cox, A. 15/09/2017 In: Creative Practices for Improving Health and Social Inclusion. University of Seville p. 83-94. 12 p. ISBN: 9788469735824.
A qualitative study of participants' views on re-consent in a longitudinal biobank
Dixon-Woods, M., Kocman, D., Brewster, L., Willars, J., Laurie, G., Tarrant, C. 23/03/2017 In: Biomedical Ethics. 18, 1, 11 p.
Murder by the book: using crime fiction as a bibliotherapeutic resource
Brewster, L. 02/2017 In: Medical Humanities. 43, 1, p. 62-67. 6 p.
A multi-method study of a large-scale programme to improve patient safety using a harm-free care approach
Power, M., Brewster, L., Parry, G., Brotherton, A., Minion, J., Ozieranski, P., Harrison, A., Dixon-Woods, M. 22/09/2016 In: BMJ Open. 6, 9, 15 p.
A qualitative study of views and experiences of performance management for healthcare-associated infections
Brewster, L., Tarrant, C., Dixon-Woods, M. 09/2016 In: Journal of Hospital Infection. 94, 1, p. 41-47. 7 p.
Contextual barriers to implementation in primary care: an ethnographic study of a program to improve chronic kidney disease care
Armstrong , N., Herbert, G., Brewster, L. 08/2016 In: Family Practice. 33, 4, p. 426-431. 6 p.
More benefit from a well-stocked library than a well-stocked pharmacy: how do readers use books as therapy?
Brewster, L. 1/07/2016 In: Plotting the reading experience. Wilfred Laurier University Press p. 167-182. 16 p. ISBN: 9781771121729.
Resilience, respite and general practice: taking a mindful approach to culture change
Brewster, L. 04/2016 In: Family Practice. 33, 2, 2 p.
'Patient activation' as an outcome measure for primary care?
Brewster, L., Tarrant, C., Armstrong, N. 10/2015 In: Family Practice. 32, 5, 2 p.
What to expect when you're evaluating healthcare improvement: a concordat approach to managing collaboration and uncomfortable realities
Brewster, L., Aveling, E.L., Martin, G., Tarrant, C., Dixon-Woods, M., The Safer Clinical Systems Phase 2 Core Group Collaboration and Writing Committee 1/05/2015 In: BMJ Quality and Safety. 24, 5, p. 318-324. 7 p.
Examining the use of telehealth in community nursing: Identifying the factors affecting frontline staff acceptance and telehealth adoption
Taylor, J., Coates, E., Brewster, L., Mountain, G., Wessels, B., Hawley, M.S. 02/2015 In: Journal of Advanced Nursing. 71, 2, p. 326-337. 12 p.
The public library as therapeutic landscape: a qualitative case study
Brewster, L. 03/2014 In: Health and Place. 26, p. 94-99. 6 p.
Factors affecting front line staff acceptance of telehealth technologies: a mixed-method systematic review
Brewster, L., Mountain, G., Wessels, B., Kelly, C., Hawley, M. 01/2014 In: Journal of Advanced Nursing. 70, 1, p. 21-33. 13 p.
Mind the gap: do librarians understand service user perspectives on bibliotherapy?
Brewster, L., Sen, B., Cox, A. 2013 In: Library Trends. 61, 3, p. 569-586. 18 p.
Legitimising bibliotherapy: evidence-based discourses in healthcare
Brewster, L., Sen, B., Cox, A. 03/2012 In: Journal of Documentation. 68, 2, p. 185-205. 21 p.
An investigation of experiences of reading for mental health and well-being and their relation to models of bibliotherapy
Brewster, L. 2012 University of Sheffield.
'Quality signposting': the role of online information prescription in providing patient information
Brewster, L., Sen, B. 03/2011 In: Health Information and Libraries Journal. 28, 1, p. 59-67. 9 p.
Books on Prescription: bibliotherapy in the UK
Brewster, L. 4/11/2009 In: Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 9, 4, p. 399-407. 9 p.
'Medicine for the soul': bibliotherapy and the public library
Brewster, L. 2007
Crime, identity and disguise in London 1670 - 1805
Brewster, L. 2005
17/10/2017 → 30/06/2018
Military Lives and Transformative Experiences: Exploring narratives and veterans' well-being
01/10/2017 → …
Failure to Learn, Failure to Grow: creating space to ‘fail’ in order to allow real learning to take place
01/03/2017 → 31/03/2018
'It's more than a diary': the ethical issues associated with sharing photographs in digital communities
01/05/2016 → 30/04/2018
The Health Foundation and NHS England - Independent Evaluation of the Patient Activation Measure in the English NHS
01/12/2014 → 28/02/2017
NHS England - Evaluation of NHS Safety Thermometer data collection and use
01/01/2013 → 31/07/2015
The Health Foundation - Spotlight on Healthcare-Associated Infections
01/01/2013 → 30/09/2014
Department of Health Policy Research Programme - Quality and Safety in the English NHS
01/06/2010 → 30/09/2013