Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3192stephanie.archer




5.03Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Dr Stephanie Archer is Chartered Psychologist who holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. Steph's PhD focused on the improvement of quality of life and patient experience of women undergoing treatment for gynaecological cancer. Projects included in her PhD focused on the use of complementary and alternative medicines to improve quality of life, and the impact of enhanced recovery programmes on patients' experiences of surgical care. Steph has also completed work looking at the role of arts therapy in cancer care and the experiences of women who choose not to undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer.

Steph's current research interests focus on how we can improve the safety of care in the mental health setting. Additionally, Steph leads on a project exploring how we can make care safer for older adults, particularly those with dementia. Steph is also leading research exploring communication and safety at the end of life. 



Hardy V, Usher-Smith J, Archer S, et al., 2023, Agreement between patient's description of abdominal symptoms of possible upper gastrointestinal cancer and general practitioner consultation notes: a qualitative analysis of video-recorded UK primary care consultation data., Bmj Open, Vol:13

Ravindran S, Cavilla R, Ashrafian H, et al., 2022, Development of the "Teamwork in Endoscopy Assessment Module for Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills" (TEAM-ENTS) behavioral marker system, Endoscopy, ISSN:0013-726X

Barrow E, Lear RA, Morbi A, et al., 2022, How do hospital inpatients conceptualise patient safety? A qualitative interview study using constructivist grounded theory, Bmj Quality & Safety, ISSN:2044-5415

Bielinska A-M, Soosaipillai G, Riley J, et al., 2022, Views of advance care planning in older hospitalized patients following an emergency admission: A qualitative study, Plos One, Vol:17, ISSN:1932-6203

Merriel S, Archer S, Forster A, et al., 2022, Experiences of ‘traditional’ and ‘one-stop’ MRI-based prostate cancer diagnostic pathways in England: a qualitative study with patients and GPs, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

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