Professor of Surgical Science and Practice
Peter's early research work was on cancer metastasis and gastrectomy technique. However, he has since become interested in patient safety and founded the QRSTU research group which is dedicated to studies of quality and safety interventions in surgery.
Current work is funded by a Programme Grant from the NIHR, and involves a synthesis of aspects of the LEAN and CRM interventions to optimise safety performance in surgery.
Peter has advised and participated in the development of the NHS Institute programme "the productive operating theatre" and the Health Foundation sponsored project on Safer Theatre Teams. Peter is actively involved in assisting the Clinical Human Factors Group in their work to improve surgical safety in the UK.
Evidence-Based Evaluation of Practice and Innovation in Physical Therapy Using the IDEAL-Physio Framework.
Beard D. et al, (2018), Phys Ther, 98, 108 - 121
Evaluation of high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation for uterine fibroids: an IDEAL prospective exploration study.
Chen J. et al, (2018), BJOG, 125, 354 - 364
Progress in clinical research in surgery and IDEAL.
McCulloch P. et al, (2018), Lancet
CONSORT Statement for Randomized Trials of Nonpharmacologic Treatments: A 2017 Update and a CONSORT Extension for Nonpharmacologic Trial Abstracts.
Boutron I. et al, (2017), Ann Intern Med, 167, 40 - 47
IDEAL Framework and Recommendations A literature review of its utilization by surgical innovators since 2009
Ashton C. et al, (2017), BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 104, 206 - 206