Module lead: Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication
Lecturer, Human Factors Research Scientist
Lauren leads the Human Factors research within the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit at the University of Oxford where work is focussed on patient safety. Lauren's research area is in Quality Improvement in Healthcare, and has run a variety of quality improvement projects across various trusts in the UK, focussing from ward rounds to safety systems for boards. In collaboration with clinical colleagues Lauren has led the design and evaluation of an electronic vital signs data capture application. The project has been very successful using tools and techniques to ensure the system is fit for purpose and has a high degree of user satisfaction in use. This application is currently across 3 inpatient wards in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, and will be rolled out throughout the Trust in 2014/15. Lauren is also currently designing an application for electronic referral of patients into specialist centres, and is translating systems analysis and design methodologies to this, and other, projects. Alongside her work at the University of Oxford, Lauren provides the Human Factors input on behalf of the Clinical Human Factors Group to the Confidential Reporting System in Surgery (CORESS).
Deputy Course Director
MA (Cantab), MB BChir (Cantab), MSc (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), FRCS (Urol), PGDipLATHE
I am a Senior Clinical Researcher at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford. Since 2007, I have led the Oxford Stone Group which has examined many aspects of stone disease and its management. I have lead collaborations with multiple departments in Oxford University.
I have a clinical interest in endourology: particularly the treatment and prevention of kidney stones and benign prostate enlargement (BPE). I am an elected member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Section of Endourology Committee. I am managing partner of Oxford Urology Associates.
Current interests include:
- Design and evaluation of new endourological surgical technology.
- Evaluation of shock wave lithotripsy outcomes and patient experiences.
- Metabolic profiling of patients with kidney stones.
- Epidemiology and genetics of kidney stone disease
Prof Richard Canter
Module lead: Leadership and Management in Health Care
Richard Canter has been visiting Professor of Surgical Education at the University of Oxford since 2007, Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College and an honorary consultant at Oxford University Hospitals since 2015. After appointment as a consultant surgeon in Bath he completed a PhD in Management at the University of Bath. This led to appointments on the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project reforming surgical education and an appointment as Deputy Director (curriculum development) of Surgical Education at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has undertaken reviews of surgical training in the UK for the Royal College of Surgeons and Kosovo for the European Agency for Reconstruction after the Balkan War and made recommendations for improvement. An interest in professionalism and leadership led to research grants on clinician/management engagement. He runs the management and leadership programme for Oxford University Medical Students and delivers leadership and management courses to postgraduate trainees in medicine, consultants and other healthcare workers.
Module lead: Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis
Tom Revington obtained first class honours in Biochemistry at Oxford University before serving in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office engaged in policy development, conflict resolution and inter-governmental negotiations. After a period as deputy head of political office in Istanbul he led a team producing financial, economic and political analysis of EU countries responding to needs of senior officials and ministers at Treasury, Bank of England, Financial Services Authority and the Prime Ministers Office. He was responsible for the Prime Minister’s personal briefing service at quarterly European Council meetings of EU leaders and the Chancellor’s personal briefing service at monthly meetings of European Finance ministers.
A change of career led him to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Economics (distinction) at Birkbeck College, University of London and later to a MSc (distinction) in Psychology at the University of East London. From 2004-2012 he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where his work included support for quality improvement programmes in hospitals and community healthcare providers, as well as designing and delivering leadership programmes for NHS Chief Executives and for clinical leadership teams. Other work included a strategic review of a children’s charity in Saudi Arabia to identify options for improving the life chances for 20 million children. He now runs a successful management consulting and leadership development practice working with clients in healthcare, education and professional services.
Module lead: Healthcare Innovation and Technology
Matt Gardiner is an academic plastic and hand surgeon. His research interests include wearable sensors and device innovation for the treatment of common hand conditions. He co-founded the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network and is the RCS Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic and Hand Surgery trials. He sits on the steering committee for The COHESIVE study: Core Outcomes for early pHasE Surgical Innovation and deVicEs.