Dr Liz Brewster SFHEA

Non-Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Education

Research Overview

  • Mental health and creativity (reading/ bibliotherapy/ narratives/ photography/ art practices)
  • Digital technologies and practices, particularly in use in healthcare settings
  • Pedagogy and professional training for medical practice, with a focus on mental health and well-being

Mapping underdoctored areas: the impact of medical training pathways on NHS workforce distribution
01/10/2022 → 31/03/2023
Research

Children's Hospitals Inequalities Research Project (CHIRP)
01/04/2022 → 30/06/2023
Consultancy

Positive mental health literacy: creative strategies for self-care and promotion of good mental health amongst University students – a co-created project
01/04/2022 → 31/07/2022
Research

NWSSDTP: Innovations in ‘therapeutic landscapes’: implications for social prescribing (Annabelle Edwards)
01/10/2021 → 30/09/2022
Research

Where have all the doctors gone? An ethnographic study to explore the retention problem in Emergency Medicine
01/10/2019 → 31/03/2023
Research

Medical Staffing of Emergency Departments: Exploring the Retention Problem
01/09/2018 → 31/08/2021
Research

Graphic Futures
17/10/2017 → 30/06/2018
Research

Military Lives and Transformative Experiences: Exploring narratives and veterans' well-being
01/10/2017 → 31/03/2020
Research

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
Other

'It's more than a diary': the ethical issues associated with sharing photographs in digital communities
01/05/2016 → 30/04/2018
Research

The Health Foundation and NHS England - Independent Evaluation of the Patient Activation Measure in the English NHS
01/12/2014 → 28/02/2017
Research

NHS England - Evaluation of NHS Safety Thermometer data collection and use
01/01/2013 → 31/07/2015
Other

The Health Foundation - Spotlight on Healthcare-Associated Infections
01/01/2013 → 30/09/2014
Other

The Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council - Good practice for participants involved in long-term research projects: an interview study
01/01/2013 → 31/07/2014
Other

Department of Health Policy Research Programme - Quality and Safety in the English NHS
01/06/2010 → 30/09/2013
Other

University of Sheffield studentship - An investigation of experiences of reading for mental health and well-being and their relation to models of bibliotherapy
01/10/2008 → 30/09/2011
Research

Accounting for the experiential complexity of socially-prescribed activities
01/01/1900 → …
Research

'Beauty Surrounds, Health Abounds'
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Academic Libraries North: Formal Launch of Mental Health Advocacy Resource
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Healthcare in place (ESRC Festival of Social Sciences)
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Mental health and well-being support in libraries... more than inspirational quotes, lego and houseplant give-aways?
Invited talk

Snap Happy: Photography and Wellbeing
Invited talk

BJGP Open (Journal)
Editorial activity

Mental health and wellbeing: student concerns and the policy context
Invited talk

Mental Health: What can we learn from social futures?
Invited talk

Using a graphic novel in teaching and to support mental health literacy
Invited talk

Academic Libraries North Mental Health and Well-being Advocacy resource
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Academic Libraries: supporting the mental health & well-being agenda
Invited talk

What is the future of digital storytelling?
Invited talk

Experiences, interactions and interpretations: Bibliotherapy in theory and practice.
Invited talk

Academic Libraries: supporting the mental health and well-being agenda
Invited talk

Bibliotherapy and mental health: a quick introduction
Invited talk

Family Practice (Journal)
Editorial activity

• Lancaster University Faculty of Health and Medicine Award Dean’s Award (Covid-19) for outstanding contributions to the work of the Faculty of Health and Medicine as part of the Lancaster Medical School Undergraduate Assessment team
Other distinction

  • FHM Mental Health Theme
  • Institute for Social Futures Fellow
  • Interdisciplinary network in culture, health, ethics and society
  • ISF Fellows 2019/20