With over 25 years experience as a doctor. I am a Consultant Anaesthetist who is working in an Emergency Department as well as a visiting Professor with Henley Business School, University of Reading.
I am trained as an Executive Coach having obtained my ILM Level 7 as well as trained as a mediator. In 2019, I completed my Supervision qualification (ILM Level 7). Supervisising both internally and regionally. With additional training including Gestalt for Coaches, Clean language, Constellations and having qualified as a Team Coach and Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner. making me passionate about staff wellbeing.
I am the Director of Simulation and Human Factors at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust where I have a faculty of 110 who run over 55 different types of simulation course. My primary passion is ‘Human Factors’ (especially non-technical skills), which is also the subject of my two books, Human Factors in Healthcare (published by Oxford University Press). In the BMA Book Awards 2015, the first book was awarded ‘highly commended’. I have initiated and run a multi-professional training programme in non-technical skills and Human Factors Trust-wide for over 10 years. My team were HSJ finalists 2015 for their work in Human Factors. I am best known for my SHEEP model. I co-facilitates a Patient Safety Course for Wessex HEE. In 2019, as well as started a new role as a Trustee for the national charity Clinical Human Factors Group(CHFG).
In addition to that I run a range of educational programmes. I have introduced a two day process for Consultant Recruitment that recruits for values, non-technical skills and team fit. Run a 10 modular leadership and management programme for all new Consultants at the Trust. I have worked with Keele University and the team received runner up in the National Technology Enhanced Learning Awards for their work in undergraduate multi-professional training in non-technical skills using virtual reality simulation. I teach non-technical skills for the Charity Babylifeline. Recently I have started teaching non-technical skills to multi-professional undergraduates at Bournemouth University.