Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary 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. 



Bielinska A, Archer S, Soosaipillai G, et al., 2020, Views of advance care planning in caregivers of older hospitalised patients following an emergency admission: a qualitative study, Journal of Health Psychology, ISSN:1359-1053

Soosaipillai G, Archer S, Ashrafian H, et al., Breaking bad news training in the COVID-19 era and beyond, Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, ISSN:2382-1205

Archer S, Thibaut B, Dewa L, et al., 2020, Barriers and facilitators to incident reporting in mental healthcare settings: a qualitative study, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Vol:27, ISSN:1351-0126, Pages:211-223

Archer S, Babb de Villiers C, Scheibl F, et al., Evaluating clinician acceptability of the prototype CanRisk tool for predicting risk of breast and ovarian cancer: a multi-methods study, Plos One, ISSN:1932-6203

Thibaut B, Dewa L, Ramtale S, et al., 2019, Patient safety in inpatient mental health settings: a systematic review, Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-19

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