Programme Director (Safety & Improvement)
NHS Education for ScotlandScotland
Paul is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors specialist, Safety Scientist and Medical Educator with NHS Education for Scotland based in Glasgow, where he is Programme Director (Safety & Improvement) and leads the Safety, Skills and Improvement Research Collaborative (SKIRC). He has worked in the National Health Service in Scotland for over 25 years in a range of quality and safety advisory roles.
He gained his doctorate in significant event analysis from the University of Glasgow in 2004 and has published over 120 papers on healthcare quality and safety in international peer-reviewed journals and co-edited a book on safety and improvement. Paul is also Honorary Professor and a PhD supervisor/examiner in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. He is Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Registered Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.
Q Exchange ideas
To establish a UK healthcare Community of Practice (CoP) for HF & QI and a resource repository for safety and quality leaders to apply HF 'brilliant basics' and link with experts to support their work