I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Downing College, Cambridge. Following this I taught Mathematics in a challenging secondary school in the West Midlands before completing an MSc in Psychology at the University of Leiden. In July 2015 I started working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Oxford before beginning my DPhil in October 2017.
Risk and Safety Research Group (Vincent Lab)
My research focuses on healthcare in the home. Over recent years there has been a trend towards increasingly complex healthcare tasks being carried out by patients and their relatives in the home. Lay people now carry out nursing tasks such as measuring vital signs and wound care, as well as more complex tasks such as artificial feeding and mechanical ventilation. Many of these tasks were once exclusively the responsibility of healthcare professionals.
I am interested in the experiences of family carers who provide such complex care, and seek to identify how best to train and prepare people for these demanding tasks. This is vital both for patient safety and also for the quality of life of patients and their family carers. I am interested in how psychological theories of skill acquisition and decision-making could help improve education and training for families. For instance, can we teach decision making as a way to accelerate the normal learning based on experience? Learning by experience is rarely a safe way of learning when you are providing medical care to your own relative.
Improving communication at handover and transfer reduces retained swabs in maternity services.
Lean K. et al, (2018), Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, 220, 50 - 56
Defining and measuring suspicion of sepsis: an analysis of routine data.
Inada-Kim M. et al, (2017), BMJ Open, 7
Absconding: reducing failure to return in adult mental health wards
Bailey J. et al, (2016), BMJ quality improvement reports