Imperial College London

Dr Phoebe Averill

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate in Patient Safety







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





I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the North West London Patient Safety Research Collaboration (PSRC) at Imperial College London, where I am leading and contributing to multiple projects across the research themes 'Influencing patient and healthcare worker behaviours to optimise safety and minimise risk' and 'Using integrated care data to address patient safety challenges'.

I completed my PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London in 2023. During my PhD, I conducted mixed-methods research focusing on patient safety problems in mental healthcare settings. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and have experience of contributing to teaching and assessment activities across a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional courses. This includes delivery of introductory patient safety lectures to Core Psychiatry Trainees.

My prior experience includes work in a research capacity within an applied social policy context and as part of various academic collaborations, focusing on topics such as mental health services, education, and social care. I also have experience of working within several inpatient mental healthcare settings for people receiving care in acute, secure, and addiction rehabilitation care pathways.



Averill P, Vincent C, Reen G, et al., 2023, Conceptual and practical challenges associated with understanding patient safety within community‚Äźbased mental health services, Health Expectations, Vol:26, ISSN:1369-6513, Pages:51-63

Edbrooke-Childs J, Edridge C, Averill P, et al., 2019, A Feasibility Trial of Power Up: Smartphone App to Support Patient Activation and Shared Decision Making for Mental Health in Young People, Jmir Mhealth and Uhealth, Vol:7, Pages:e11677-e11677

Edridge CE, Edbrooke-Childs J, Martin K, et al., 2018, Power Up: Patient and public involvement in developing a shared decision-making app for mental health, The Journal of Health Design, Pages:63-74

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