‘Why we need better evidence about how to make quality & safety in healthcare better’
The speaker is Dr Mary Dixon-Woods, RAND Professor of Health Services Research, Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research.
Speaker biography :
A fellow of both the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Medical Sciences, Mary Dixon-Woods is RAND Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. As Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, she leads a programme of research focused on patient safety and healthcare improvement, healthcare ethics, and methodological innovation in studying healthcare. She is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality and Safety. She holds honorary positions as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, a visiting professor at the University of Leicester, and a visiting adjunct professor at Dartmouth College. She was, in 2012, one of the first recipients of a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award. She served on the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England, which produced the Berwick report in 2013. She also served on the review of information technology in the NHS led by Professor Bob Wachter, which reported in 2016. Mary is director of a new improvement research institute, funded by the Health Foundation for 10 years, to strengthen the evidence-base for how to improve health care.