Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 3427m.woloshynowych




Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus






Maria Woloshynowych is the Course Director of the MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare at the Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London.

She trained and worked as a nurse before undertaking her Psychology BSc and PhD. She completed her PhD in the Department of Psychology at University College London (UCL).

She previously worked at the Clinical Risk Unit, UCL, where she was involved in a number of projects on clinical risk management. She was the project manager of the UK Adverse Events pilot study and worked on the Health Technology Assessments (HTA) project: a review of methods used for the investigation and analysis of critical incidents in healthcare.

She has been at Imperial College since 2003 and involved in a range of projects including: incident reporting and communication load in the Emergency Department (ED); stress and coping strategies used by surgeons; the assessment of medication error; a review of risks in care of the elderly and continues to have an interest in communication and non-technical skills within the ED.



Weigl M, Mueller A, Holland S, et al., 2016, Work conditions, mental workload and patient care quality: a multisource study in the emergency department, Bmj Quality & Safety, Vol:25, ISSN:2044-5415, Pages:499-508

Flowerdew L, Gaunt A, Spedding J, et al., 2013, A multicentre observational study to evaluate a new tool to assess emergency physicians' non-technical skills, Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol:30, ISSN:1472-0205, Pages:437-443

Farhan M, Brown R, Vincent C, et al., 2012, The ABC of handover: impact on shift handover in the emergency department, Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol:29, ISSN:1472-0205, Pages:947-953

Farhan M, Brown R, Woloshynowych M, et al., 2012, The ABC of handover: a qualitative study to develop a new tool for handover in the emergency department, Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol:29, ISSN:1472-0205, Pages:941-946

Flowerdew L, Brown R, Russ S, et al., 2012, Teams under pressure in the emergency department: an interview study, Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol:29, ISSN:1472-0205

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