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Charles Vincent Keynote speaker IFPSQ ESA ASA

Keynote Speaker
Charles Vincent, M.Phil., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, University of Oxford

Charles Vincent trained as a Clinical Psychologist and worked in the British NHS for several years. Since 1985 he has carried out research on the causes of harm to patients, the consequences for patients and staff and methods of improving the safety of health care. He established the Clinical Risk Unit at University College in 1995 where he was Professor of Psychology before moving to the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College in 2002. He is the editor of Clinical Risk Management (2nd ed., 2001), author of Patient Safety (2nd ed., 2010) and author of many papers on medical error, risk and patient safety. From 1999 to 2003, he was Commissioner on the U.K. Commission for Health Improvement and has advised on patient safety in many inquiries and committees including the recent Berwick Review. In 2007, he was appointed Director of the National Institute of Health Research Centre for Patient Safety & Service Quality at Imperial College Healthcare Trust. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and was recently reappointed as a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator. In 2014, he has taken up a new most as Health Foundation professorial fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of Oxford, where he continues his work on safety in health care and leads the Oxford Region NHS Patient Safety Collaborative. With René Amalberti, he has recently published Safer Healthcare: Strategies for the Real World (2016).

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