Dr Janet Anderson
Dr Janet Anderson is a Research Fellow in the Patient Safety and Service Quality Research Centre. She worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in hospitals and private practice before receiving her PhD in psychology from the ARC Key Centre for Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Queensland. She held a research post at the Monash University Accident Research Centre in 2003/4 where she conducted research focussed on road safety. In 2004 she joined the University of Surrey as a lecturer in Ergonomics where she designed and directed a Master’s programme in Systems, Safety and Ergonomics and developed a programme of research in patient safety. She joined the PSSQ in June 2008.
Dr Janet Anderson
Patient Safety and Service Quality Research Centre
King's College London
-2 Basement Room GL15
Strand Bridge House
+ 44(0)20 7848 7155
Janet’s research interests are focussed on understanding human performance and safety in complex work domains such as healthcare. Particular interests are developing ways to support effective human performance. Previous research has examined the operation of auditory perception and attention with auditory displays, medication errors in care homes, the use of system modelling frameworks for analysing errors in healthcare and the risks associated with medication packaging. Current research projects include developing prospective hazard analysis tools for healthcare and examining the effectiveness of incident reporting systems in healthcare.
Janet would welcome inquiries from potential PhD candidates in the areas of:
* Risk management in healthcare
* Incident reporting in healthcare
* System modelling in healthcare
Buckle, P., Clarkson, R., Coleman, R., Ward, J. and Anderson, J. 2006. Patient safety, systems design and ergonomics. Applied Ergonomics, 37, 491-500.
Buckle, P., Anderson, J., Ward, J., Jeffcott, S., Snadden, C., Gleeson, A., Lim, R. and Wadsworth, P. 2007. Patient safety: An ergonomics study of innovative design in pharmaceutical packaging. In Bust, P. (Ed.) Contemporary ergonomics 2007. Wiltshire: Taylor and Francis.
Cole, P. and Anderson, J. 2008. Equipment procurement in an NHS trust. . Proceedings of the Improving Patient Safety Conference. From safe design to safe practice. July 16-18, Cambridge.
Anderson, J., Buckle, P. and Lim, R. 2008. Cognitive work analysis: A systems approach to patient safety. Proceedings of Healthcare Systems, Ergonomics and Patient Safety Conference. June 25-27, Strasbourg, France.
Anderson, J., Buckle, P., Ward, J., Lyons, M. Clarkson, P. and Barclay, S. 2007. Using Healthcare Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in primary care. Proceedings of Patient Safety Research: Shaping the European Agenda. September 24-26, Porto Portugal.
Anderson, J. Creating an empirical framework for sonification design. Proceedings of ICAD 05 Eleventh meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-9, 2005.
Anderson, J. and Sanderson, P. 2004. Designing sonification for effective attentional control in complex work domains. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. HFES: Santa Monica, CA.