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Surgical Grand Rounds

As part of the Surgical Grand Rounds Lecture Series, Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Lauren Morgan talk about investigating serious surgical incidents and how human factors science can help us.

Lauren Morgan

B.Sc. Ph.D


  • Human Factors Research Scientist

My work focusses on investigating how to make the care delivered in the NHS safer and more reliable. My background is in Human Factors/Ergonomics, and I am based within the Quality, Reliability, Safety & Teamwork Unit. 

Our team's current work is focused on designing and evaluating human factors interventions across a variety of healthcare settings including maternity, general practice, acute care and mental health.

I am also interested in design of electronic tools to improve safety and have led the human factors input into a number of projects, including SEND a systems for electronic documentation of early warning scores, OARS a system for electronically referring patients across tertiary care settings, and HAVEN a system for recognising and responding to acute deterioration in hospital.  

I am Director of our Postgraduate Certificate in Patient Safety, and Deputy Director of the Surgical Science in Practice MSc. I really enjoy the opportunity this gives to instil the next generation of healthcare professionals with the skill and enthusiasm to tackle the patient safety challenges in modern healthcare.

As well as teaching both in Oxford and at other Universities, I am an advisory board member for the Confidential Reporting System in Surgery (CORESS) and an active member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. 

I am always interested to learn more about human factors in healthcare, so whether you have similar interests, or want to find out more, please feel free to get in touch.