Benjamin Brown

Benjamin Brown

MB ChB, MRCGP, MSc, MPH, PhD, FFCI

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Overview

I am a GP (primary care physician) and health informatician. I lead research to develop and evaluate digital interventions that use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to solve important problems in health care.

My research focuses on the application of AI and ML to support health professionals and patients make better decisions, in addition to automating tasks to reduce their workload. Examples include:

Internationally, I am a founding member of the Audit and Feedback Meta-Laboratory and the Primary Care Antibiotic Audit and Feedback Network – both are global networks of leaders in data-driven quality improvement research.

In addition to those listed below, you can find my publications on Google Scholar.

Biography

I qualified as a GP in 2014 and completed a PhD in Health Informatics in 2017 as a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow. In 2018 I was an National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Lecturer, and from 2019 to 2023 I held a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development FellowshipPrior to my PhD, I trained to be a GP as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow. Between 2009 and 2010 I undertook a Fellowship in health services management at the North West Strategic Health Authority where I provided clinical input to regional Urgent Care policy.

I have been awarded the RCGP/SAPC Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher, the British Computer Society’s Primary Health Care Specialist Group’s inaugural Early Career Informatician Award, the Royal College of General Practitioners' (RCGP) Specialty Trainee Award, an RCGP Great Expectations Award, and a National Leadership Council Emerging Leader Award. I have served on RCGP Council as Chair of the national Associates in Training Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Society for Academic Primary Care.

Qualifications

MB ChB, University of Manchester, 2007

MSc (Distinction), University of Birmingham, 2012 

Member of the Royal College of GPs (MRCGP), 2014

MPH (Distinction), University of Manchester, 2017

PhD, Health Informatics, University of Manchester, 2018

Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, 2020

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures

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