Imperial College London

Dr Kelsey Flott

Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Global Health Innovation

Honorary Senior Research Fellow







Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Kelsey is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Health Innovation. She is also Deputy Director of Patient Safety at NHSX. 

Academically, Kelsey is a Co-Module Lead for the MSc in Patient Safety and she maintains a research portfolio of activities relating to learning from patient feedback. Kelsey has completed a PhD in Health Policy at Imperial College London and MSc in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford.

Previously, Kelsey was Policy Fellow and the Patient Safety Lead the NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC) and the Deputy Director of the MSc in Patient Safety. She continues to play an advisory role on various patient safety and academic committees at a local, national and international level. 

Kelsey also led the operational management of the WHO Global Patient Safety Collaborative, a multi-national consortium designed to strengthen patient safety leadership, capacity building and research development in low and middle income countries.

Before joining Imperial, Kelsey worked at Picker Institute Europe where she was responsible for delivering National Patient Survey Programme work and a diverse range of policy research projects. 



Beaney T, Neves AL, Alboksmaty A, et al., 2022, Trends and associated factors for Covid-19 hospitalisation and fatality risk in 2.3 million adults in England, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-9

Beaney T, Clarke J, Alboksmaty A, et al., 2022, Population level impact of a pulse oximetry remote monitoring programme on mortality and healthcare utilisation in the people with COVID-19 in England: a national analysis using a stepped wedge design, Emergency Medicine Journal, ISSN:1472-0205

O'Brien N, Shaw A, Durkin M, et al., 2022, Safety in fragile, conflict-affected, and vulnerable settings: An evidence scanning approach for identifying patient safety interventions, Journal of Global Health, ISSN:2047-2978

O'Brien N, Flott K, Bray O, et al., 2022, Implementation of initiatives designed to improve healthcare worker health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: comparative case studies from 13 healthcare provider organisations globally, Globalization and Health, Vol:18, ISSN:1744-8603

Khanbhai M, Symons J, Flott K, et al., 2022, Enriching the value of patient experience feedback: interactive dashboard development using co-design and heuristic evaluation, Jmir Human Factors, Vol:9, ISSN:2292-9495, Pages:1-14

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