Dr Andria Hanbury

Programme Manager (Improvement Science theme of the Yorkshire and Humber ARC)


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Andria is an improvement scientist with experience of using improvement science methods within the NHS, academia and the commercial sector. Andria also has expertise in quantitative research methods and psychometrics, having worked as a senior research consultant in outcomes research at York Health Economics Consortium prior to joining Bradford Institute for Health Research. Andria’s improvement science research has included working as a research fellow on the implementation science theme of the first round of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, advising a mental health trust on improvement science projects during a secondment, and her PhD which was conducted within a host mental health trust.


Hanbury A, Mafirakureva N, Chicken N, Bailey L. Evaluating change in a pressured healthcare system: A cross-sectional study of implementation outcomes using routine data indicators and proxies. Implementation Science Communications. 2023 Aug 16;4(1). doi:10.1186/s43058-023-00471-x

Hanbury, A., Sallis, A., Chadborn, T., Arber, M., Sanderson, A., Durlik, C., and Wood, H.  (2020). A pragmatic review of barriers and facilitators to health care professional screening behaviours and a strategic behavioural analysis of interventions. British Journal of Health Psychology. doi:

Smith, A., Hanbury, A., & Retzler, J. (2019). Item banking and computer-adaptive testing in clinical trials: standing in sight of the PROMISed land. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 13. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2018.11.005.

Hanbury, A. (2018). Using behavioural science to explore patient perceptions. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 12 (4): p463-485.

Hanbury, A. (2017). Identifying barriers to the implementation of patient reported outcome measures using a theory-based approach. European Journal for Person Centred Healthcare, 5 (1). Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ejpch.v5i1.1202.

Hanbury, A., Farley, K., Thompson, C., Wilson, P. (2015). Assessment of fidelity in an educational workshop designed to increase the uptake of a primary care alcohol screening recommendation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21, 5: 873-878. DOI: 10.1111/jep.12393

Hanbury, A., Farley, K., Thompson, C. (2015). Cost and feasibility: an exploratory case study comparing use of a literature review method with questionnaires, interviews and focus groups to identify barriers for a behaviour–change intervention. BMC Health Services Research, 15: 211. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0877-1.

Farley, K., Hanbury., A., & Thompson, C. (2014). Gathering opinion leader data for a tailored implementation intervention in secondary healthcare: a randomised trial. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14: 38. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-14-38

Hanbury, A., Farley, K., Thompson, C., Wilson, P.W., Chambers, D., & Holmes, H. (2013). Immediate versus sustained effects: interrupted time series analysis of a tailored intervention. Implementation Science, 8:130. DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-8-130

Farley, K., Thompson, T., Hanbury, A., Chambers, D. (2013). Exploring the feasibility of Conjoint Analysis as a tool for prioritising innovations for implementation. Implementation Science, 8: 56.

Hanbury, A. (2013). The relative influence of team climate, team norms and social network norms on health professionals’ implementation of a national recommendation to offer service-users diagnosed with schizophrenia family intervention therapy. Psychology, Health and Medicine, DOI:10.1080/13548506.2013.764459

Hanbury, A., Farley, K., Thompson, C., Chambers, D., & Wilson, P. (2012). Challenges in identifying barriers to adoption in a theory-based implementation study: lessons for future implementation studies. BMC Health Services Research, 12: 422. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-422

Duncan, C., Thompson, C., Hanbury, A., Wilson, P., & Farley, K. (2011). Maximizing the impact of systematic reviews in health care decision making: a systematic scoping review of knowledge-translation resources. Milbank Quarterly, 89, 1: 131-156

Hanbury, A., Wallace, L., Clark, M. (2011). Multiple outcome measures and mixed methods for evaluating the effectiveness of behaviour change interventions: a case study targeting health professionals’ adoption of a national suicide prevention guideline. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 16, 3: 291-303

Hanbury, A., Thompson, C., & Mannion, R. (2011). Statistical synthesis of contextual knowledge to increase the effectiveness of theory-based behaviour change interventions. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 16, 3, 167-171

Hanbury, A., Thompson, C., Wilson, P.M.W., Farley, K., Chambers, D., Warren, E., Bibby, J., Mannion, R., Watt, I., & Gilbody, S. (2010). Translating Research into Practice in Leeds and Bradford (TRiPLaB): Protocol for a Programme of Research. Implementation Science: 5, 37

Dale, R., & Hanbury, A. (2010). A simple methodology for piloting and evaluating mass media interventions: an exploratory study. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 15, 2: 231-242

Hanbury, A., Wallace, L., & Clark, M. (2009). Use of a time series design to test the effectiveness of a theory-based intervention targeting adherence of health professionals to a national suicide prevention guideline. British Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 505-518