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.
et al., Development of a Theoretical Framework of Factors Affecting Patient Safety Incident Reporting: A Theoretical Review of the Literature, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055
et al., 2017, The Determinants of Dying Where We Choose: An Analysis of Coordinate My Care., Ann Intern Med, Vol:167, Pages:519-521
et al., 2017, Patient safety and quality of care in mental health: a world of its own?, Bjpsych Bulletin, ISSN:2056-4694
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
Phillips E, Montague J, Archer S, 2017, “A peculiar time in my life”: making sense of illness and recovery with gynaecological cancer, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, Vol:12, Pages:1364603-1364603