Paul Bowie is a safety scientist, medical educator and chartered ergonomist & human factors expert with over 25 years of experience leading and collaborating in research, innovation and educational development to improve the quality and safety of healthcare in the UK and internationally. He has also provided expert risk and safety consultancy to medical defence, commercial healthcare and military organisations.
Paul gained his doctorate in significant event analysis from the University of Glasgow in 2004 and has published over 120 articles in international peer-reviewed healthcare journals. He has also coedited a book on safety and improvement and contributed multiple chapters to many books on human factors, patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare.
Paul is Honorary Professor and a PhD supervisor/examiner in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow, Honorary Senior Lecturer to the MSc in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors at the University of Edinburgh and teaches and supervises doctoral candidates on the PhD Healthcare Quality program at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. He is Honorary Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Registered Member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.
Peter Gogalniceanu is a transplant and vascular access surgeon with 13 years of experience in postgraduate education.
Peter is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and has a Masters degree in surgical education, having lectured at both University College London and Harvard Medical School. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and has authored two books on clinical surgery. His PhD work has contributed to original concepts on surgical leadership, operator optimisation and academic entrepreneurship. In 2003 he founded the UCL Surgical Society, followed by the co-founding of the Harvard Surgical Leadership Program in 2017.
His research focuses on organisational design, as well as performance science, having applied aviation safety models to improving healthcare systems. His current work specialises in the application of civilian and military crisis management strategies to peri-operative safety.
MBBS, MEd, FRCS (Gen Surg)
BSC, MBBS, MRCP, FCEM
Peter is a consultant in emergency medicine and has been working for Guy's and St Thomas Trust (GSTT) since 2003. He has been involved in simulation since 2001, became the Director of Simulation at GSTT in 2008, and simulation lead for King’s Health Partners in 2010.
Peter has led the development of simulation at Guy’s and St Thomas’, including the opening of the St Thomas House Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centre in 2010, which has gone on to become one of the busiest facilities in the UK.
Peter has raised over £2 million to fund simulation within our hospitals and the local community. He has facilitated the development of a national reputation for research into simulation at the St Thomas House SaIL Centre. He also led the simulation work stream for the South London Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC).
CRITICAL CARE LEAD
BM, DCH, FRCEM, DTM&H
Nikki is a Consultant in both adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Having trained in both the UK and New Zealand, she has developed particular interests in Public and Global Health and holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine. Following this, she undertook two long-term placements in Zanzibar working with a local charity. These placements and an on-going commitment to the charity continue to provide unique challenges both technically and non-technically and have fuelled her passion further for medical education.
She is committed to medical education locally and is a Faculty member on several national resuscitation courses including the ETC (European Trauma Course) and the mMOET Course (Managing Medical and Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma). She has more recently been involved as faculty on the East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine.
Nikki has always been interested in the unique skill set required by those in Emergency Medicine and more specifically, how that evolves on becoming a Registrar and then a Consultant. How we prepare for these roles, remain current and advance our skills, remain areas she is passionate about and continues to advocate for.
EJ qualified from UCL in 2008 and is now a senior registrar dual-training in anaesthesia and intensive care in South East London. A keen educator, she is a certified Resuscitation Council Advanced Life Support instructor and enjoys co-directing a national FRCA revision course.
Her clinical interests include obstetric anaesthesia and maternal critical care, and she is fascinated by the value of high quality non-technical skills in these contexts. She maintains a strong enthusiasm for space medicine, having previously studied at the NASA Kennedy Space Center. EJ also has an interest in medical publication and is currently a trainee editor at Anaesthesia journal.
SECONDARY CARE LEAD
MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCP, FRCA,
FFICM, PGCert (MedEd), DRCOG
ANAESTHETICS & INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE
PRIMARY CARE LEAD
MBBS, BSc, MRCS, MRCGP,
DCH, PGCert, HealthRes
Ben is a principle GP in Oxfordshire. He started his medical career as an academic paediatric surgery trainee in Oxford. During this time, he worked in a busy tertiary teaching hospital and has published multiple papers. He has a long-standing interest in education, having previously set-up a number of courses. He has also been actively involved in teaching Oxford medical students.
Ben has always been very fascinated with how teams and individuals cope under stress and how this affects team dynamics and productivity. Ben is interested in moving Human factors into the primary care setting. He passionately believes that Human factors has a great deal to offer to primary care including improvements in safety, efficiency and leadership.
Peter is Clinical Senior Lecturer and Head of Aerospace Medicine (clinical and education) at King’s College London. Prior to joining KCL he worked for 4 years as the UK’s first Consultant in Aviation and Space Medicine (ASM) at the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, retiring as a Wing Commander after 17 years service. Medical training included RAF General Duties Medical Officer, SHO time in a primary care setting and hospital general medicine to gain MRCP before following the ASM curriculum and StR pathway. His PhD looked at what comprises an acceptable degree of acute hypoxia for helicopter aircrew and trials of portable oxygen delivery systems for this population to use at pressure altitudes up to 15,000 ft.
Peter’s training and experience covers a range of areas across aviation, space and extreme environment physiology and medicine. His main areas of interest are health, performance and protection systems for these environments working at the boundary between medicine, engineering and operational practice.
He is a member of the European Space Agency medical board, Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace medicine group committee, Royal College of Physicians Specialty Advisory Committee for Aviation and Space Medicine, Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) and past President of the Life Science and Biomedical Engineering Branch of AsMA.
AVIATION & SPACE
MBChB, BSc, MSc, PhD, MRCP, DAvMed,
MRAeS, MCMI, FAsMA
HEAD OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
RENAL & TRANSPLANT
Francis is a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He has particular interests in living donation, paediatric transplantation and vascular access.
He has had a long term commitment to medical education, having contributed to the MRCS curriculum, development of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient programme and is a faculty member for the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons course.
He is a keen advocate for human factors and non-technical skills in healthcare and is a Consultant in Human Factors training to the Simulation and Interactive Learning centre (SAiL) at GSTT / King’s College, University of London.
Wai is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at North Middlesex University Hospital London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL and Associate Professor at St George’s International School of Medicine.
He is the senior organiser of the RCOG Masterclass in Management of Massive Obstetric Haemorrhage and one of the founder trustees of Haemorrhage After Childbirth Foundation, a charity dedicated to teaching skills to doctors and midwives on how to manage obstetric haemorrhage. He was the past RCOG National Convenor of Basic Practical Skills Course and has been awarded the RCOG Sims Black Travelling Professorship (Jordan/Palestine) as well as the RCOG Bernhard Baron Bursary.
MBBCHBAO (Belf), MD (Lon) FRCOG
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
Having worked in the NHS since 2012, Matteo is a SpR in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a qualified Human Factors Sim Faculty member for UCL partners and his local PROMPT courses.
Using his experiences across multiple industries, including aviation, sailing and the emergency services, he is passionate about facilitating the adaptation of their Human Factor and Crew/Crisis resource management successes into clinical practice within the NHS. Drawing on his own experiences of burnout he is also an avid advocate for healthcare practitioner wellbeing, Just Culture creation and combating the negative effects that fatigue and workplace stressors have on an individual’s performance and their capacity for error mitigation.
Maud is a family physician from Camden Health Improvement Practice (CHIP), a practice which serves the high risk homeless population in London. She qualified from Rotterdam, in the Netherlands and completed her GP training in North London.
She is a member of the Clinical Human Factors Group, a certified Human Factors/Crew Resource Management instructor and has an interest particularly in reducing errors between primary and secondary care interface along with the use of checklists in mitigating medical errors. She also lectures regularly on Human Factors at Southbank University and Middlesex University.