Patient safety researcher
University of OxfordEngland - Oxford
I am doing a PhD with Professor Charles Vincent on complex healthcare in the home at Oxford University. It is becoming increasingly common for family carers to carry out nursing tasks such as measuring vital signs and wound care, as well as more complex tasks such as tube feeding and mechanical ventilation. My research focuses on parents caring for children with complex medical needs. Here is a link to a publication from my research: https://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2019/06/14/archdischild-2019-317090
Prior to starting my PhD I worked for several years with the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative (part of Oxford Academic Health Science Network). I supported a number of quality improvement programmes, particularly with evaluation and measurement, including in sepsis, acute kidney injury and maternity.
Our work on evalutating sepsis improvement programmes recently won the "Best Emerging Solution for Patient Safety category" at the HSJ awards. A link the publication is here: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/6/e014885 .
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Families are doing complex healthcare procedures at home (e.g. feeding tubes and ventilation). Our project will pilot and spread ways to train parents and carers of children with medical complexity.
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Areas of interest
- Patient and public involvement
- Patient experience
- Patient safety
- Person-centred care
- Quality improvement