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. 



Laxton V, Maratos FA, Hewson DW, et al., 2024, Effects of colour-coded compartmentalised syringe trays on anaesthetic drug error detection under cognitive load, British Journal of Anaesthesia, ISSN:0007-0912

Merriel S, Archer S, Forster AS, et al., 2023, Acceptability of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for prostate cancer diagnosis with patients and GPs: a qualitative interview study, British Journal of General Practice, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:BJGP.2023.0083-BJGP.2023.0083

Barrow E, Lear RA, Morbi A, et al., 2023, How do hospital inpatients conceptualise patient safety? A qualitative interview study using constructivist grounded theory, Bmj Quality & Safety, Vol:32, ISSN:2044-5415, Pages:383-393

Archer S, Donoso FS, Carver T, et al., 2023, Exploring the barriers to and facilitators of implementing CanRisk in primary care: a qualitative thematic framework analysis, British Journal of General Practice, ISSN:0960-1643

Snudden CM, Calanzani N, Archer S, et al., 2023, Can we do better? A qualitative study in the East of England investigating patient experience and acceptability of using the faecal immunochemical test in primary care, Bmj Open, Vol:13, ISSN:2044-6055

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