Charles Vincent trained and worked as an NHS clinical psychologist before beginning a research career. In 1995 he established the Clinical Risk Unit at University College where he was Professor of Psychology before moving to Imperial College in 2002. He is now Director of the Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ) and the Clinical Safety Research Unit, which is based in the Department of Surgery and Cancer. He is the editor of Clinical Risk Management (BMJ Publications, 2nd edition, 2001) and author of Patient Safety (2nd edition 2010). From 1999 to 2003 he was a Commissioner on the UK Commission for Health Improvement. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and was recently reappointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator.
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