Dr Brian Bell studied psychology at Reed College in Portland Oregon where he received a Bachelors degree, before going on to do obtain his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Idaho. He then completed a PhD in psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah where he examined how undetected errors influence performance on tasks that assess various cognitive skills. He has taught statistics in psychology departments at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the United States.
Physiological detection of deception, undetected errors, statistical consulting, developmental psychology
Dr Bell is currently working on an EU-funded systematic review, which involves nine European countries. This review investigates whether antibiotic consumption influences antibiotic resistance.
He has conducted research at many universities in a diverse range of topics including:
- The psychophysiological detection of deception
- How teams learn to control an uninhabited airborne vehicle
- How child-parent interactions affect the child's physical functioning
- Error detection and correction using various cognitive tasks
With Jennifer Clegg, he recently wrote grant applications in the Division of Rehabilitation & Ageing on how attachment to the primary caregiver influences the behaviour and physiological functioning of adults with intellectual disabilities as well as the social isolation and community integration of these adults.
He is also interested in studying how cognitive errors, slips and lapses influence prescription errors and plans to undertake more work on this in the future.
BELL, B., AVERY, A., BISHARA, D., COUPLAND, C., ASHCROFT, D. and ORRELL, M., 2021. Anticholinergic drugs and risk of dementia: Time for action? Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. 9(3), e00793 AVERY, A.J., SHEEHAN, C., BELL, B., ARMSTRONG, S., ASHCROFT, D.M., BOYD, M.J., CHUTER, A., COOPER, A., DONNELLY, A., EDWARDS, A., EVANS, H.P., HELLARD, S., LYMN, J., MEHTA, R., RODGERS, S., SHEIKH, A., SMITH, P., WILLIAMS, H., CAMPBELL, S.M. and CARSON-STEVENS, A., 2020. Incidence, nature and causes of avoidable significant harm in primary care in England: retrospective case note review BMJ Quality & Safety. bmjqs-2020-011405 AVERY, A.J. and BELL, B.G., 2019. Rationalising medications through deprescribing. British Medical Journal. 364, l570
CARSON-STEVENS, A., CAMPBELL, S., BELL, B., COOPER, A., ARMSTRONG, S., ASHCROFT, D., BOYD, M., PROSSER EVANS, H., MEHTA, R., SHEEHAN, C., SHEIKH, A. and AVERY, A., 2019. Identifying ‘avoidable harm’ in family practice: A RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method consensus study. BMC Family Practice. 20(1), 134