James is a Chartered Engineer, with research interests in systems engineering, safety engineering and human factors engineering. His work centres around how these areas can be adapted and adopted to help improve patient safety and quality in the NHS. A particular 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 is a founding member of the Health Foundation's Q Initiative - a long-term endeavour to encourage quality improvement across the NHS.
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.
Dr Thomas O’Connor is Senior Dentist with the Cambridge Community Dental Services, and CLAHRC Fellow with the Department of Design Engineering Cambridge University. He is a member of the Cambridge Postgraduate Dental Education Committee, and The Academy of Medical Educators, delivering education and courses to medics and dentists. He is Tutor in Medical Leadership with Cambridge University, with particular focus on Quality Improvement, and is Freedom to Speak up Champion with the Trust. He works at Brookfields and Addenbrookes in Cambridge, and the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely.
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 Alexander Komashie joined the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (EDC) and the CLAHRC CP in 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…
- Research Fellow Opportunity – Ageing and Multi-Morbidity
- Senior Research Associate Opportunities in Health Economics and Preference-Based Outcomes Research
- Early Career Researcher Opportunity
- THIS Institute – Applications now open for PhD fellowship
- ARC West Midlands – PhD opportunity for Acute Care/Social Care