John Reynard: Co-Founder
John Reynard is a consultant urological surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford. He is an honorary consultant urologist to The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He holds a Masters degree in Medical Law and Ethics.
He has been actively engaged for many years in training doctors and medical students in techniques that can be used to prevent and mitigate the effects of error in healthcare. He is a co-author of ‘Practical Patient Safety’, published by Oxford University Press, which demonstrates how principles of safety derived from high reliability organisations such as the aviation and petrochemical industries can be applied in surgical and medical practice, in particular through training for health care professionals.
He has a large medicolegal practice, acting regularly as an expert witness in the High Court, County Courts, Coroner’s courts and at the GMC, for both Claimants and Defendants. His experiences as an expert witness have allowed him to teach doctors and surgeons how to stay out of court through educating them about the experiences of others in the litigation process. He is co-author, with Professor Richard Notley and James Badenoch QC, of ‘Urology and the Law: Lessons from Litigation’.
Peter Stevenson: Co-Founder
Peter Stevenson has been an Airline Pilot and Human Factors Instructor for over 30 years, starting one of the first Human Factors courses in the UK. He flies Airbus A330 airliners on intercontinental routes for a major UK airline.
Since 1999 he has designed and presented Human Factors / Patient Safety courses in 5 NHS Trusts. For the last 14 years he has lectured 4th year medical students at the University of Oxford. He has chaired a committee to recommend measures to respond to a fatal adverse event which occurred during surgery on a child. He had also advised other NHS Trusts after adverse events. He joint-authored a book entitled ‘Practical Patient Safety’ published by Oxford University Press. He has presented papers at conferences organised by the Royal College of Surgeons, the British Association of Urological Surgeons, the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the European Association for Cranio Maxillo-Facial Surgery.
Tim Kane: Co-Founder
Tim qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He undertook registrar training in the Wessex region and specialist fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He has been a consultant since 2009 with a trauma and arthroplasty practice in a busy district general hospital. His interest in patient safety and how it can be influenced stems from experience in governance. This has been focused with learning from experts within High Reliability Organisations and mentoring from Peter and John. He strives to apply human factors principles in everyday clinical practice. Understanding the challenges that face healthcare professionals at, “the frontline” facilitates this. His enjoyment from teaching in this field has been reflected in the team’s feedback. He has mentored trainee doctors undertaking safety projects which have been presented at the IHI/BMJ quality improvement and patient safety conference. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and has recently joined the faculty for the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) course.
Peter Hambly: Faculty
Peter Hambly is a consultant anaesthetist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and an Honorary Consultant Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He is a member of faculty of the human factors teaching programme at Oxford and provides simulation-based training for a wide range of healthcare workers. He has a particular interest in catastrophic incident analysis and regularly acts as an expert witness in civil claims. Outside of clinical practice he is a prolific writer both in print and for television drama.
Tom Duncan: Faculty
Tom is a full time consultant anaesthetist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to human factors training, his particular interests are in healthcare management and improving NHS processes and efficiency. He has a Masters Degree in Healthcare Policy and Management from the University of Birmingham and worked for a year on a fellowship seconded to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Tom also has considerable experience in international retrieval medicine, having worked for CareFlight in the Northern territory of Australia for 6 months, as well as undertaking other aeromedical retrieval work with critically unwell trauma and medical patients. He has previously worked as a specialist advisor to the CQC on formal hospital inspection visits. He enjoys teaching undergraduate medical students and postgraduate medical trainees. Outside of work Tom is a keen cyclist who has twice completed the Etape du Tour.
Judi Curtis: Faculty
Judi Curtis held the role of Associate Professor within the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St Georges University of London prior to her retirement in 2017. Her main teaching and research interests were within the fields of Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Care. She continues to support the University as a peripatetic lecturer and dissertation supervisor for Postgraduate students, is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds an MSc in Behavioural Biology and Health Care.
Kate Jenkins: Faculty
Kate is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working in acute hospitals. Since 2006 she has worked at Salisbury District Hospital, leading the psychological service for ITU, Trauma Orthopaedics and Oncology. She developed a teaching package on Psychological Assessment Skills which has been adopted as a national gold standard and also regularly runs Resilience training with frontline staff, reducing burnout and stress.
Rory Cunningham: Faculty
Rory is a current commercial helicopter and fixed wing pilot having flown numerous civil and military aircraft all over the world. A former Army Officer Rory left the military having served most of his career on operations and training detachments overseas. He began flying Air Ambulance missions shortly after leaving the MOD in the North of England. His deep interest in Human Factors training began whilst instructing aircrew in the military and he has continued to teach and consult on Crew Resource Management training for a range of HEMS and civil aviation companies ever since. In addition Rory helped design and implement an advanced synthetic training facility for European Helicopter Tactics and continues to develop cost effective synthetic training solutions for the civil and defence markets.
Narinder Kapur: Faculty
Narinder Kapur is visiting Professor of Neuropsychology at University College London, and honorary consultant neuropsychologist at Imperial College NHS Trust. He was Head of Neuropsychology at the Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton and also at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He is a past President of the British Neuropsychological Society, and he has authored/edited four books in the field of Neuropsychology, including an award-winning book, The Paradoxical Brain. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society. He set up the Neuropsychology International Fellowship scheme to enable young clinicians and scholars from developing countries to visit the UK to enhance their knowledge, skills and experience in Neuropsychology. He has published articles in neuropsychology, patient safety, NHS management, unconscious bias and clinical excellence. He is a member of the surgical incidents review committee which meets at the Royal College of Surgeons (CORESS – Confidential Reporting System in Surgery). He is the human factors / psychology advisor to that committee, and the lead author of two publications from the work of the committee. He has been an invited memory of advisory panels set up by NHS Improvement to improve NHS staff wellbeing.
Roxaneh Zarnegar: Faculty
Roxaneh Zarnegar has been a substantive consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) since 2007. She is currently Deputy Medical Director while still practising in both anaesthesia and chronic pain management. She has an active academic profile alongside this.
Roxy studied medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge University where she completed a Masters degree in Pharmacology. She completed her undergraduate clinical training at University College London with distinctions and subsequently trained in two specialities, general medicine and anaesthesia. She is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists by examination. Roxy has completed sub-speciality training in pain management, including paediatric chronic pain and is one of the inaugural members of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. She has completed the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Fellowship Programme.
Roxy has an unusual breadth of experience in the NHS front line in different surgical and medical settings, ranging from acute care and emergency surgery to elective operating, outpatient care and multidisciplinary working with allied health professionals to manage chronic conditions. She has also held leadership positions from departmental to deputy executive level with responsibility for patient safety and quality improvement. Her experience has given her a unique insight into the human factors that govern healthcare delivery.
Angelique Beling: Faculty
After qualifying from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School and undertaking specialist training in Wessex, Angelique became a consultant radiologist in 2012.
She has a specialist interest in breast imaging, particularly within the NHS Breast Screening Programme – taking up the role of Director of Breast Screening in Portsmouth later this year.
Angelique is Lead Educator for breast radiology and a member of the Radiology Scheme Training Committee, providing training for radiologists and also for colleagues in other specialties.
She is an examiner for the University of Southampton Medical School and a mentor for less than full time trainees.
Angelique is looking forward to utilising her knowledge of clinical human factors in mitigating errors in radiology.
Mike Newman: Faculty
Mike Newman is currently a Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar in the Wessex deanery.
Alongside his medical duties, he has a longstanding interest in technology and governance. Prior to his medical studies, he obtained a honours degree in clinical pharmacology, and worked for Virgin Care, in their operations department. During this time he was a member of their information security committee, as well as a key individual in the delivery of the ISO27001 certification.
In 2014 he completed a masters in Medical Physics assessing algorithms to aid radiation dose reduction with a view to promoting patient safety in CT scanning. Since early 2016, he has been the clinical safety officer for Ultramed Ltd, a cloud based preoperative assessment platform.
Lucy Clemson: Theatre Access Team
Lucy is a Band Six Operating Department Practitioner who started her career in 2002 as a Health Care support worker at a military hospital situated on the south coast.
She subsequently qualified from Portsmouth University in 2006 with a Diploma in higher education. With more than 19 years of experience working in the NHS Lucy has gained a sound Knowledge of both elective and trauma surgery.
In 2009 Lucy took a year out of theatres and worked as a Clinical Support special