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Rounaq Nayak

PhD


Human Factors Research Assistant

I am a Human Factors Research Assistant based within the Quality, Reliability, Safety & Teamwork Unit (QRSTU). I have a PhD in Human Factors and Complex Systems from Loughborough University. My earlier research work was on food safety and hygiene. However, I have since become interested in studying safety cultures and applying systems analyses tools across industries. I have carried out safety culture-related research in the food, rail, transport and healthcare industries. My current focus is on investigating how to make the care delivered in the NHS safer and more reliable; and providing training on incident investigation, leading quality improvement projects and using systems analyses tools to the stakeholders of the healthcare industry. The QRSTU research group’s current work is focussed on designing and evaluating human factors interventions across a variety of healthcare settings including maternity, general practice, acute care and mental health.

I was awarded the “Highly Commended Prize” by the Loughborough University Doctoral College in 2017 for the quality of his doctoral research; and the Santander Mobility Award in the same year to present my research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. I have over seven years of experience in quantitative and qualitative analyses, with a proven track record in research. I have published articles in high quality peer-reviewed journals such as Food Control and Safety Science. I am a member of an international food safety culture research group, SALUS: the Food Safety Culture Science Group. I am also a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

I am always keen to learn more about human factors across various industries, so whether you have similar interests, or want to find out more, please feel free to get in touch with me.