- 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.
Development and evaluation of an electronic hospital referral system: a human factors approach.
Woodward M. et al, (2020), Ergonomics, 63, 710 - 723
Will human factors restore faith in the GMC?
Morgan L. et al, (2019), BMJ, 364
Protocol for a mixed-methods exploratory investigation of care following intensive care discharge: the REFLECT study.
Vollam S. et al, (2019), BMJ Open, 9
Improving emergency surgical care for patients with right iliac fossa pain at a regional scale: A quality improvement study using the Supported Champions implementation strategy.
Feinberg J. et al, (2018), Int J Surg, 57, 105 - 110
Usability evaluation methods employed to assess information visualisations of electronically stored patient data for clinical use: a protocol for a systematic review.
Burt A. et al, (2017), Syst Rev, 6