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Programme Director

Leadership, Ergonomist, Healthcare

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 where he is the patient safety lead of the healthcare specialist interest group.

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