Professor Bricknell took up his appointment as Professor in Conflict, Health and Military Medicine at King’s College London in April 2019 to build a focus for research into civil-military relations in global health systems. Prior to this he served 34 years in the UK Defence Medical Services, culminating his service as the Surgeon General of the UK Armed Forces.
He undertook operational tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Balkans with multiple additional overseas assignments. In 2010 and 2006, he held senior Medical Adviser appointments in the NATO ISAF mission.
He commanded 22 Field Hospital in 1999-2002. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Bath, the Order of St John and the US Bronze Star during his military service. He has trained as a general practitioner and is an accredited specialist in both Public Health and Occupational Medicine. He holds two Doctorates and 3 Masters degrees.
He has published over 100 academic papers across military medical subjects. He is especially interested in how organisations learn, care pathways in military healthcare, and the political economy of health in conflict and is a Visiting Fellow at at Centre for Global Development.
- Public Health
- Conflict and Security
- International affairs and development
- Political economy of military health systems in crisis environments
- Organisational and clinical learning from caring for casualties from contemporary conflict(s)
- Caring for military patients through their life course
- Building military clinical sciences research capacity and capability
- Bricknell M, Williamson V, Wessely S, Understanding military combat mental health, Occupational Medicine, Volume 70, Issue 4, June 2020, Pages 216–218, https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqaa037
- Bricknell M, Hinrichs-Krapels S, Ismail S, Sullivan R. Understanding the structure of a country’s health service providers for defence health engagement. BMJ Mil Health. Published Online First: 04 June 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001502
- Bricknell M. Military Combat Mental Health Framework. BMJ Mil Health. Published Online First: 22 April 2020. 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001439
- Bricknell M, Ross D. Fit to fight – from military hygiene to wellbeing in the British Army. Military Med Res 7, 18 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40779-020-00248-6
- Combined Health Services Support Operations, Bricknell, M. C. M: in Fundamentals of Military Medicine, 2019. O'Connor, F. Shoomaker, E. & Smith, D. (eds.). San Antonio: Borden Institute, p. 193-201 (Textbook of Military Medicine). https://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden/bookDetail.aspx?ID=a875991f-3640-4cab-afa5-66f02f917333&pageTitle=Fundamentals%20of%20Military%20Medicine
Martin Bricknell PURE Profile