Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 9726a.parand




507Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Anam’s educational background is in the field of Psychology, comprising a PhD in Psychology applied to Medicine from Imperial College London, an MSc in Organisational Psychology from The University of Manchester Science and Technology, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Coventry University. In her work she applies psychological and management theories to the areas of patient safety and quality of care, predominantly related to the work of healthcare professionals.

For the last six years, Anam has been working as a researcher at the Centre for Patient Safety & Service Quality (CPSSQ) within the Division of Surgery at Imperial. In this time she has worked on a longitudinal mixed-method project examining a high profile organisation-wide improvement programme (the Safer Patients Initative) aimed at enhancing quality of care and safety for patients across twenty-four NHS organisations. In addition to this, she has completed her PhD examining the work and power of acute care managers in quality of care and patient safety funded by The Health Foundation and the National Institute of Health Research. 

Working as an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, Anam received national awards for an innovative behavioural safety initiative concerned with enhancing occupational health and safety performance and reducing unsafe acts and injuries. She has gained commercial experience in safety research by working for DuPont de Nemours at their European HQ in Geneva investigating the costs of work-related accidents and has conducted various other research projects including examination of the safety of young contingent employees.

Presently, Anam continues to be employed as a Research Associate in Psychology within CPSSQ, investigating the patient safety involvement of older care recipients and their carers within the home setting. 



Kirwan B, Reader T, Parand A, 2018, The safety culture stack – the next evolution of safety culture?, Safety and Reliability, Vol:38, ISSN:0961-7353, Pages:200-217

Parand A, Faiella G, Franklin BD, et al., 2018, A prospective risk assessment of informal carers' medication administration errors within the domiciliary setting, Ergonomics, Vol:61, ISSN:0014-0139, Pages:104-121

Parand A, Garfield S, Vincent C, et al., 2016, Carers’ medication administration errors in the domiciliary setting: a systematic review, Plos One, Vol:11, ISSN:1932-6203

Kapur N, Parand A, Soukup T, et al., 2016, Aviation and healthcare: a comparative review with implications for patient safety., Jrsm Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2054-2704

Wheelock A, Parand A, Rigole B, et al., 2015, Socio-Psychological Factors Driving Adult Vaccination: A Qualitative Study (vol 9, e113503, 2014), Plos One, Vol:10, ISSN:1932-6203

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