Professor John Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design, Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre. He returned to the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, in 1995 following a seven-year spell with PA Consulting Group's Technology Division where he was Manager of the Advanced Process Group. He was appointed director of the Engineering Design Centre in 1997 and a University Professor in 2004. John is directly involved in the teaching of design at all levels of the undergraduate course. At PA John gained wide experience of product development with a particular focus on the design of medical equipment and high-integrity systems, where…
Dr James Ward is a Chartered Engineer and has a PhD from Cambridge University Engineering Department in medical device design. He has research interests in human factors, systems engineering and safety engineering, and in how principles from these areas can be adapted and adopted to help improve patient safety in the NHS. His main research focus is in systems safety assessment, using a range of proactive risk assessment techniques to identify and manage risks in the healthcare system. James works between the Engineering Department at Cambridge University and the Patient Safety Unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital and Imperial College, London. James's…
Dr Terry Dickerson is the CLAHRC East of England Patient Safety Theme Coordinator and Assistant Director, Healthcare Design for the Cambridge University Engineering Design Centre. Terry is a Chartered Engineer with a considerable range of industrial experience and achieved his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham in 1990.
Alexander joined the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (EDC) and the CLAHRC CP in December 2009 after completing his PhD in Brunel University, UK. His PhD, “Information-Theoretic and Stochastic Methods for Managing the Quality of Service and Satisfaction in Healthcare Systems” proposed the "E-Track NHS" system which looked at the application of real-time Discrete Event Simulation for improving healthcare system performance. He therefore has a keen interest in the use of the systems approach and particularly the modelling and simulation of healthcare systems. Alexander is currently in the Patient Safety Theme of CLAHRC East of England. His current research project focuses…
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