Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow



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"I work closely with the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, the Imperial Business School and several commercial companies on the Designing Out Medical Errors (DOME) project. Together, we represent the Department of Health & Design Council's, Design for Patient Safety report guidelines that recommended multidisciplinary collaboration between clinicians, designers and manufacturers to successfully translate innovative evidence-based patient safety research & development into clinical practice. I am involved in other similar projects addressing the safety of nasogastric tubes and implementation and evaluation of medical devices that aim to improve patients safety. I am grateful to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Scottish Enterprise, Imperial College Healthcare Charity and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) who have kindly provided me with their support."

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Oliver Anderson is completing a PhD in design for patient safety. Oliver studied medicine and completed a BSc in neuroscience at University College London, a MSc in surgical practice at the University of Kent and is now a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a numbered general surgical registrar in the London Deanery.  Oliver is supervised by Prof. George B Hanna and Prof. Charles A Vincent working in The Clinical Safety Research Unit (CSRU) part of the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ) within the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Anderson O, Brodie A, Vincent CA, et al., 2012, A Systematic Proactive Risk Assessment of Hazards in Surgical Wards <i>A Quantitative Study</i>, Annals of Surgery, Vol:255, ISSN:0003-4932, Pages:1086-1092

Anderson O, Boshier PR, Hanna GB, 2012, Interventions designed to prevent healthcare bed-related injuries in patients., Cochrane Database Syst Rev, Vol:1

Boshier P, Anderson O, Hanna GB, 2011, Transthoracic versus transhiatal oesophagectomy for the treatment of oesophagogastric cancer: a meta-analysis., Annals of Surgery. 2011, Vol:In press

Anderson O, Ni Z, Moller H, et al., 2011, Hospital volume and survival in oesophagectomy and gastrectomy for cancer, European Journal of Cancer, Vol:47, ISSN:0959-8049, Pages:2408-2414

Anderson O, Afolayan JO, Ni Z, et al., 2011, Surgical versus general practitioner assessment: diagnostic accuracy in two-week wait colorectal cancer referrals., Colorectal Disease. 2011, Vol:In press

Anderson O, Putnis A, Bhardwaj R, et al., 2010, Short and long term outcome of laparostomy following intra-abdominal sepsis., Colorectal Dis, ISSN:1463-1318

SL N, Anderson O, Macleod SJ, et al., 2009, Colonic gas detonation during endoscopic electrosurgery., Int J Colorectal Dis, Vol:24, ISSN:1432-1262, Pages:469-470

Au E, Anderson O, Morgan B, et al., 2009, Tailgut cysts: report of two cases., Int J Colorectal Dis, Vol:24, ISSN:1432-1262, Pages:345-350

Anderson O, Shiralkar S, 2008, Prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms in over 65-year-old men with inguinal hernias, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol:90, ISSN:0035-8843, Pages:386-388


Anderson A, Davis R, Hanna G, et al., 2013, Surgical adverse events: A systematic review, ISQUA

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