Dr Nicola Brennan
Associate Professor (Research) in Medical Education
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
- Health services
- Healthcare education
- Qualitative research
- Systematic reviews
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Nicola Brennan has a social science background and has worked as a medical education researcher for over 14 years. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow in Medical Education in the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research Assessment (CAMERA) at the Peninsula Medical School. Nicola is also the Deputy Director of CAMERA.
2001-2006 PhD in Human Geography (Economic), National University of Ireland Maynooth
2000-2001 M.A. in Geographical Analysis, National University of Ireland Maynooth
1997-2000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Geography & Mathematical Studies, National University of Ireland Maynooth
Nicola is also a Lecturer in Medical Education and leads on the supervision of Global Health projects for students at the dissertation stage of the MSc In Global Health.
Nicola Brennan is a medical education researcher. Her research investigates:
1. Remediation of doctors
2. Appraisal of doctors
3. Medical graduates preparedness for practice
4. Migration of doctors
Grants & contracts
Brennan N, Price T, Wong G, Gale T, Cleland J, Lloyd H, Withers L. Optimising the delivery of remediation programmes for doctors: A participatory co-design and realist evaluation approach (RESTORE 2). NIHR HS&DR £742,836.24, 2021.
Gale T, Brennan N, Read J, Khalil H, Mattick K. Preparedness of recent medical graduates to meet anticipated healthcare needs. General Medical Council Awarded, £94,779.00, 2020.
Brennan N, Bryce M, Gale T, Knapton A, Humphries N. Drivers of international migration of doctors to and from the United Kingdom. General Medical Council Awarded £48,236.00, 2019.Bryce M, Brennan N, Cockerill J. Learning from exclusions. NHS Resolution, Practitioners Performance Advice Service. £9,854, 2020.
Brennan N, Wong G, Cleland J, Prescott-Clements L, Withers L, Gale T, Archer J Remediating doctors performance to restore patient safety: A realist review. NIHR HS&DR 17/06/04 £207,697.00, 2017.
Maynard V, Hill A, Rigby-Jones A, Cooper G, Green C, Johnson R, Cooper N, Brennan N, Collett T. Preparedness for practice: the perceptions of new Physician Associate graduates and their clinical supervisors. PUPSMD Education Awards £4,732.90, 2017.
Brennan N, Bryce M, Wong G, Archer J A realist evaluation of appraisal of doctors. PhD Studentship PUPSMD R&D Committee Awarded £50,940, 2016.
Wong G, Brennan N, Mattick K, Pearson M,' Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training: a realist review'. NIHR HS&DR 13/97/24 £187,260.80, 2014.
Archer J, Brennan N, Regan De Bere, S. and Bryce M. 'Current practice for supporting the maintenance of professional competence in practising doctors: Strategic Review of the Medical Council of Ireland’s arrangements for the maintenance of professional competence'. Medical Council of Ireland. Awarded €14,100, 2013.
Edwards S, Brennan N & Mattick K. 'Exploring students decisions to access medical information resources’. MEDEV Mini-Projects. Awarded £5,000, 2010.
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