How can psychology make healthcare safer?: A half-day interdisciplinary seminar for early career researchers
Advance booking essential
Healthcare has considerable benefits but many patients can also experience avoidable harms as a result of failings in the system itself. We know that healthcare is falling below standards from over a decade of research on medical error and harm, a series of high-profile cases of failure, such as Mid-Staffordshire, and important governmental inquiries like the Berwick Report and the Francis Inquiry. Psychologists have so far played a relatively small role in improving healthcare, but the potential role of psychology is considerable.

We invite early career researchers to join us for a half-day seminar that will address the following questions:

* How can we use psychological knowledge and methods to improve healthcare?

* What are the opportunities and challenges for early career researchers wanting to work in this field?

There will be a strong focus on networking and the event will include a discussion panel where you ask your questions about career progression, challenges working as a research psychologist in medical settings, and much more.

Registration from 11:00 | 11:30 Event start | 3:30 End of last talk & refreshments
This event is free of charge but spaces are limited and advance booking is essential. Please email the organiser to register for your place.
Date: 12 January 2017, 11:00 (Thursday, 0th week, Hilary 2017)
Venue: Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road OX1 3PS
Venue Details: Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, 9 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UD
Speakers: Prof Charles Vincent (University of Oxford), Prof Rebecca Lawton (University of Leeds), Dr Lucie Byrne-Davis (University of Manchester), Dr Joanne Hart (University of Manchester), Dr Lauren Morgan (Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department of Experimental Psychology
Organiser: Eleanor Chatburn (Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford)
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Cost: Free to attend
Audience: Early career researchers are welcome, but please contact the organiser to reserve a place in advance as space is limited.
Editor: Eleanor Chatburn