Selected publications by the members of the ABC network:

In press

Santana, A. P., Korn, L., Betsch, C. & Böhm, R. (in press). Promoting prosociality toward future generations in antibiotic intake. Journal of Health Psychology.

Santana, A. P., Korn, L., Betsch, C., Krockow, E. M., Sievert, E., Groß, M., Pepper, M., & Böhm, R. (in press). Understanding and reducing inappropriate antibiotic use in the context of delayed prescriptions. Health Psychology.

Sirota, M., Habersaat, K. B., Betsch, C., Bonga, D. L., Borek, A., Buckel, A., Butler, R., Byrne-Davis, L., Caudell, M., Charani, E., Geiger, M., Groß, M., Hart, J., Kostopoulou, O., Krockow, E. M., Likki, T., Lo Fo Wong, D., Santana, A. P., Sievert, E. D. C., Theodoropoulou, A., Thorpe, A., Wanat, M., & Böhm, R. (in press). We must harness the power of social and behavioural science against the growing pandemic of antimicrobial resistance. Nature Human Behaviour.


Böhm, R., Holtmann-Klenner, C., Korn, L., Santana, A. P., & Betsch, C. (2022). Behavioral determinants of antibiotic resistance: The role of social information. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 14, 757-775.

Krockow, E. M., Harvey, E. J., & Ashiru-Oredope, D. (2022). Addressing long-term and repeat antibiotic prescriptions in primary care: considerations for a behavioural approach. BMJ Quality & Amp; Safety, bmjqs-2022.

Krockow, E. M., Harvey, E. J., & Ashiru-Oredope, D. (2022). Addressing long-term and repeat antibiotic prescriptions in primary care: considerations for a behavioural approach. BMJ Quality & Amp; Safety, bmjqs-2022.

Krockow, E. M., Tarrant, C., & Colman, A. M. (2022). Prosociality in the social dilemma of antibiotic prescribing. Current Opinion in Psychology44, 164–169.

Sirota, M., Thorpe, A., & Juanchich, M. (2022). Explaining and reducing the public’s expectations of antibiotics: A utility-based signal detection theory approach. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 11(4), 587–597.


Harring, N., & Krockow, E. M.* (2021). The social dilemmas of climate change and antibiotic resistance: an analytic comparison and discussion of policy implications. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications8(1).*Both authors contributed equally to this article.

Tarrant, C., Colman, A. M., Jenkins, D. R., Chattoe-Brown, E., Perera, N., Mehtar, S., Nakkawita, W. M. I. D., Bolscher, M., & Krockow, E. M. (2021). Drivers of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Overuse across Diverse Hospital Contexts—A Qualitative Study of Prescribers in the UK, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Antibiotics10(1), 94.

Tarrant, C., & Krockow, E. M. (2021).  Antibiotic overuse: Managing uncertainty and mitigating against overtreatment. BMJ Quality & Safety, 31, 163-167.

Thorpe, A., Sirota, M., Orbell, S., & Juanchich, M. (2021). Effect of information on reducing inappropriate expectations and requests for antibiotics. British Journal of Psychology112(3), 804–827.


Krockow, E. M., Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Herzog, S. M., Kämmer, J. E., Hamilton, R. A., Thilly, N., Macheda, G., & Pulcini, C. (2020). Harnessing the wisdom of crowds can improve guideline compliance of antibiotic prescribers and support antimicrobial stewardship. Scientific Reports10(1).

Krockow, E. M. (2020). Nomen est omen: why we need to rename ‘antimicrobial resistance.’ JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance2(3).

Tarrant, C., Krockow, E. M., Nakkawita, D., Bolscher, M., Colman, A. M., Chattoe-Brown, E., Perera, N., Mehtar, S., Jenkins, D. R. (2020). Moral and contextual dimensions of “inappropriate” antibiotic prescribing in secondary care: A three-country interview study. Frontiers in Sociology, 5, 7.

Thorpe, A., Sirota, M., Juanchich, M., & Orbell, S. (2020). ‘Always take your doctor’s advice’: Does trust moderate the effect of information on inappropriate antibiotic prescribing expectations?. British journal of health psychology25(2), 358–376.

Thorpe, A., Sirota, M., Juanchich, M., & Orbell, S. (2020). Action bias in the public’s clinically inappropriate expectations for antibiotics. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26(3), 422–431.


Carlsson, F., Jacobsson, G., Jagers, S. C., Lampi, E., Robertson, F., & Rönnerstrand, B. (2019). Who is willing to stay sick for the collective? - Individual characteristics, experience, and trust. SSM - population health, 9, 100499.

Colman, A. M., Krockow, E. M., Chattoe-Brown, E., & Tarrant, C. (2019).Medical prescribing and antibiotic resistance: A game-theoretic analysis of a potentially catastrophic social dilemma. PLOS ONE, 14(4), e0215480.

Fitzpatrick, F., Tarrant, C., Hamilton, V., Kiernan, F., Jenkins, D. R., Krockow, E. M. (2019).Sepsis and antimicrobial stewardship —- two sides of the same coin. BMJ Quality and Safety, 28, 758-761.

Krockow, E.M., Colman, A.M., Chattoe-Brown, E., Jenkins, D.R., Perera, N., Mehtar, S., & Tarrant, C. (2019). Balancing the risks to individual and society: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on antibiotic prescribing behaviour in hospitals. Journal of Hospital Infection, 101, 428-439.

Krockow E.M. & Tarrant, C. (2019). The international dimensions of antimicrobial resistance: Contextual factors shape distinct ethical challenges in South Africa, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Bioethics, 33, 756-765.

Tarrant, C., Colman, A.M., Chattoe-Brown, E., Jenkins, D. R., Mehtar, S. Perera, N., & Krockow E.M. (2019) Optimising antibiotic prescribing: Collective approaches to managing a common-pool resource. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 25(11), 1356-1363.


Robertson, F., Jagers, S., & Rönnerstrand, B. (2018). Managing Sustainable Use of Antibiotics—The Role of Trust. Sustainability, 10(2), 143.


Sirota, M., Round, T., Samaranayaka, S. and Kostopoulou, O., (2017). Expectations for antibiotics increase their prescribing: Causal evidence about localized impact. Health Psychology. 36(4), 402-409