Director, Professor James Green
James is a Urological Surgeon working at Barts Health NHS Trust and a visiting professor at Kings College. He is Network Director For Urology the largest trust in the UK and has developed many projects locally and regionally. He has been involved in research into all clinical aspects of urological cancer from screening pilot to end of life care and his Master of Laws investigated the legality of guidelines & care pathways.
More recently he has become interested in the non-technical aspects of cancer care ranging from anxiety in diagnostic pathways, stress amongst carers, survivorship and teamworking. This direction has culminated in supervising PhD and MSc thesis into MDT working practices. The management solutions he has developed in various fields are being rolled out to support “challenged” Trusts nationally. Nationally, he has implemented the most successful ‘electronic OPD booking’ program for any hospital in England and is currently devising an education program in quality improvement (EQUIP) for surgical trainees supported by the Schroder Foundation via The Urology Foundation Charify (TUF). He has advised on centralisation of cancer in European Countries and paediatric surgical services in the UK.. James led on the development of MDT FIT, TEAM and MDT MOT.
Professor Nick Sevdalis, Kings College
Nick is an experimental psychologist, and is an expert of team assessment and training in healthcare – his research group is an international leader in the development of scientifically valid and clinically feasible assessment tools, methods, and training modules for healthcare teams in operating theatres, resuscitation, and cancer care settings – amongst others. Tools developed by Nick’s group include the Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS), the Multidisciplinary Team Metric for the Observation of Decision Making (MDT MODe), and the MDT Quality Improvement checklist (MDT QuIC) for multidisciplinary cancer teams/tumor boards and (ATLAS) a chairing assessment tool for teams meeting . Nick's research has been disseminated in over 130 peer-reviewed publications and over 40 invited national and international lectures to date. Nick is currently an Associate Editor of Implementation Science and he is also serving on the Editorial Boards of Simulation in Healthcare, the International Journal of Surgery, theJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice and the Journal of Behavioural Decision Making.
Dr Cath Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Surrey University subsequent to completing her first degree in Psychology at Swansea University. She has been employed by Kings College London since 2002 where she managed a programme of research aimed at improving the working lives of cancer health professionals between 2002-2009, in the Cancer Research UK Promoting Early Presentation Group.
From 2009-2012 she held a joint appointment between the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery as a Research Fellow, and the Research Design Service London as a Senior Research Advisor. In January 2013 she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery. Improving the wellbeing of the NHS workforce remains a key research focus, with a particular interest in multidisciplinary team working.
Cath was the project manager for the MDT-FIT project aimed at designing a self-assessment and feedback tool for MDTs to measure and improve their effectiveness, and has published and presented widely regarding MDT working in cancer care.
Jenny Harris, Researcher Surrey University
Jenny has worked in health and social research for over ten years. In 2002 she joined Cancer Research UK Promoting Early Presentation Group at King's College London as a research assistant on a programme of research aimed at improving the working lives of cancer health professionals, whilst concurrently completing her Master’s degree in Health Psychology in 2004.
In 2006 Jenny joined the
National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) Health and Wellbeing group as a
Senior Researcher with responsibilities for co-ordinating surveys including the
Health Survey for England, Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey and
the National Patient Experience Survey for People with Diabetes, and developed
an expertise in secondary data analysis.
Jenny's main interests are in occupational and health psychology and technological healthcare solutions.