Miss Hannah Brooks

Research Associate

Pharmacy and Therapeutics


Contact details

College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Medical School Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Hannah works within the Medical School at the University of Birmingham, where she is conducting an evaluation of the SCRIPT eLearning program. Funded by Health Education West Midlands, SCRIPT is designed to improve prescribing skills in junior doctors and other non-medical prescribers. Hannah has a background in Psychology, with particular interests in educational and performance psychology, as well as previous research experience in the use of information technology to improve patient safety.


  • MSc Educational Psychology (majoring in Sport Psychology) 2012
  • BSc Psychology 2010


Hannah received her BSc in Psychology from the University of Birmingham in 2010, and her MSc in Educational Psychology (majoring in Sport Psychology) from Florida State University in 2012. Since then, she has worked as a Research Assistant at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust as part of the NIHR-funded Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Birmingham and the Black Country (CLAHRC-BBC) improving patient safety theme. She moved to her current position at the University of Birmingham in March 2014.


Evaluating SCRIPT eLearning: a program designed to improve prescribing skills in junior doctors.
Website: http://www.safeprescriber.org


Richardson SJ, Brooks HL, Bramley G and Coleman JJ (2014) Evaluating the effectiveness of self-administration of medication (SAM) schemes in the hospital setting: a systematic review of the literature. PLOS One 9(12):e113912 

Nwulu U, Brooks H, Richardson S, McFarland L and Coleman JJ (2014) Electronic risk assessment for venous thromboembolism: investigating physicians’ rationale for bypassing clinical decision support recommendations. BMJ Open 4(9):e005647

Coleman JJ, Hodson J, Thomas SK, Brooks HL and Ferner RE (2014) Temporal and other factors that influence the time doctors take to prescribe using an electronic prescribing system. J Am Med Inform Assoc [Epub ahead of print]

Brooks HL, Hodson J, Richardson SJ, Stezhka L, Gill MJ and Coleman JJ (2014) Improving the timeliness of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus antimicrobial decolonization therapy administration: a descriptive account. J Hosp Infect 86(3):209-15

Coleman JJ, Hodson J, Brooks HL and Rosser D (2013) Missed Medication Doses in Hospitalised Patients: A Descriptive Account of Quality Improvement Measures and Time Series Analysis. Int J Qual Health Care 25(5):564-572

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