Dr Benjamin BrownMRCGP, MSc, MPH, PhD

Senior Academic GP & Hon Consultant

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I am a GP (primary care physician) and health informatician. I am currently funded as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow.

I build and evaluate software that uses advanced analytics to make health care more effective and efficient.

I have skills in: electronic health record data analysis; artificial intelligence and machine learning; software design, development, implementation, and evaluation; qualitative research and its meta-synthesis.

I hold a joint position between the Centre for Health Informatics and the Centre for Primary Care, and am currently working on a number of projects developing:

I am also a founding member of the Audit and Feedback Meta-Laboratory – a global network of internationally recognised leaders in the field of data-driven quality improvement research.

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


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. Prior 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 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.


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, 2017

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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