Ganasan, Shalini

Ganasan,  Shalini
Start date:
October 2021
Research Topic:
Development and testing of a patient safety risk assessment tool to maximise learning from patient safety incidents in healthcare organisations
Research Supervisor:
Professor Maneesh Kumar and Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens
Supervising school:
Ysgol Busnes Caerdydd,
Primary funding source:

My research revolves around healthcare organisations as complex and dynamic, socio-technical systems. I am particularly interested in understanding risks from a systems approach, with an emphasis on prevention of avoidable harm.

Healthcare related harm has failed to reduce significantly over the last three decades and more needs to be done to ensure system resilience. I hope that my research into risk assessment and management broadly, can contribute towards a safer healthcare system for the 21st century.

The outputs of this research may be of interest to patients and their family, carers, healthcare leaders, multi-disciplinary healthcare staff, managers, academics, policy makers and the government.