Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3192stephanie.archer




5.03Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Dr Stephanie Archer is Chartered Psychologist who holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. Steph's PhD focused on the improvement of quality of life and patient experience of women undergoing treatment for gynaecological cancer. Projects included in her PhD focused on the use of complementary and alternative medicines to improve quality of life, and the impact of enhanced recovery programmes on patients' experiences of surgical care. Steph has also completed work looking at the role of arts therapy in cancer care and the experiences of women who choose not to undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer.

Steph's current research interests focus on how we can improve the safety of care in the mental health setting. Additionally, Steph leads on a project exploring how we can make care safer for older adults, particularly those with dementia. Steph is also leading research exploring communication and safety at the end of life. 



Dewa LH, Murray K, Thibaut B, et al., Identifying research priorities for patient safety in mental health: an international expert Delphi study, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

Holland FG, Petersen K, Archer SA, Thresholds of size: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of childhood messages around body, health and weight, Journal of Critical Dietetics

Archer S, Hull L, Soukup T, et al., 2017, Development of a theoretical framework of factors affecting patient safety incident reporting: a theoretical review of the literature., Bmj Open, Vol:7

Pannick S, Archer S, Johnston MJ, et al., 2017, Translating concerns into action: a detailed qualitative evaluation of an interdisciplinary intervention on medical wards, Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055

Callender T, Riley J, Broadhurst H, et al., 2017, The Determinants of Dying Where We Choose: An Analysis of Coordinate My Care, Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol:167, ISSN:0003-4819, Pages:519-521

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