Dr Liz Brewster SFHEA

Non-Clinical Lecturer in Medical Education

Research Overview

  • 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

Design for Mobile Mental Health: An Exploratory Review
Aryana, B., Brewster, L., Abdelnour Nocera, J. 27/10/2018 In: Health and Technology.
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Brewster, L., McNichol, S. 31/08/2018 London : Facet Publishing. 208 p. ISBN: 9781783303410, 9781783303427. Electronic ISBN: 9781783303434.

Bibliotherapy: a critical history
Brewster, L. 31/08/2018 In: Bibliotherapy. Facet Publishing ISBN: 9781783303410.

Bibliotherapy, illness narratives and narrative medicine
Brewster, L. 31/08/2018 In: Bibliotherapy. London : Facet Publishing 208 p. ISBN: 9781783303410.

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. 05/2018 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 101, 5, p. 932-937. 6 p.
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The daily digital practice as a form of self-care: Using photography for everyday well-being
Brewster, L., Cox, A. 7/04/2018 In: Health. 18 p.
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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.
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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.
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Measurement of harms in community care: a qualitative study of use of the NHS Safety Thermometer
Brewster, L., Tarrant, C., Willars, J., Armstrong , N. 2018 In: BMJ Quality and Safety. 27, 8, p. 625-632. 8 p.
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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.
Conference contribution

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: BMC Medical Ethics. 18, 1, 11 p.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The public library as therapeutic landscape: a qualitative case study
Brewster, L. 03/2014 In: Health and Place. 26, p. 94-99. 6 p.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Doctoral Thesis

'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.
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Books on Prescription: bibliotherapy in the UK
Brewster, L. 4/11/2009 In: Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 9, 4, p. 399-407. 9 p.
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'Medicine for the soul': bibliotherapy and the public library
Brewster, L. 2007
Master's Thesis

Crime, identity and disguise in London 1670 - 1805
Brewster, L. 2005
Master's Thesis