The Team

The core ECLIPSE team are:

Ann Blandford (UCL)  has extensive experience of leading large, multidisciplinary research projects involving multiple sites and partners. Her primary research expertise is in Human–Computer Interaction, with a particular focus on human error (and its flip side: resilience) and on situated studies of healthcare technology in both hospitals and homes. Her expertise includes the design and conduct of qualitative research studies, including interviews and observation for data gathering, and Grounded Theory and Thematic Analysis.

Gillian Chumbley (Charing Cross Hospital) is the consultant nurse for the pain service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She has worked in the NHS for 35 years and has a wealth of experience in both clinical practice and research.  She is currently a recipient of a NIHR clinical lectureship award.

Anna Cox (UCL) is a Reader in Human-Computer Interaction and Deputy Director at the UCL Interaction Centre.  Her research takes a scientific approach to investigating HCI, using theories and methods from Psychology to understand the interaction between people and computers.  Her past research has centred on improving Routine Task Performance and has explored how people learn to use interactive systems; and human error in expert performance of routine data-entry tasks.  Her current research interests are in the area of digital engagement: exploring how we allocate our time when technologies successfully capture our attention (even when we’d rather they didn’t!) and those situations where technology fails to keep us engaged despite the best efforts of designers. She has expertise in the design and statistical analysis of quantitative research.

Bryony Dean Franklin (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & UCL), Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, has 20 years experience in medication safety research, particularly on the effects of technology on medication safety. She has led many studies of medication administration errors in hospital settings, including a previous comparison between the UK and USA, and has co-authored a Connecting for Health resource on electronic prescribing: “ePrescribing in hospitals – challenges and lessons learned”. She is associate editor at BMJ Quality and Safety.

Dominic Furniss (UCL), specialises in qualitative human factors studies that investigate how systems of people, processes and technology work together to impact human error and performance. His work in healthcare includes observational studies of infusion pump design and use in different hospital contexts. He has developed methods to help analyse work from an information processing perspective and to understand how systems exhibit resilient behaviour.

Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen (Cairo University & UCL) is a professor of information systems, and a certified usability analyst. He has long field experience in information systems analysis, specification and usability evaluation. He also served as university chair on innovation and supported university staff, students and industry in their innovation efforts. His multi-disciplinary background includes management sciences, systems analysis and design, architecture and spatial design, innovation management, technology transfer and human resource development. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of a number of international journals in information systems and business process design.

Jo Iacovides (UCL) is a post-doc at the UCL Interaction Centre. She is currently working on the EPSRC funded CHI+MED (Computer Human Interaction for Medical devices) project. Her background is in Psychology and Human Computer Interaction and she has experience in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her particular interests relate to understanding the causes of errors that occur in cognitively complex environments.

Imogen Lyons (UCL) is a research associate at the UCL Interaction Centre. With a background in Psychology, she has experience of quantitative and qualitative methods in a range of health and social care settings. Her research interests include the safe and effective use of medicines in both hospital and community settings, behaviour change, and patients’ experiences of care.

Astrid Mayer (Royal Free Hospital) is a Consultant Oncologist at the Royal Free Hospital, with research interests in health information systems and health care technology including computerised decision support and human computer interaction. She brings expertise in clinical studies and in engaging with clinicians and patients.

Jolien Vos (UCL) is a research associate at the UCL Interaction Centre. She has a background in Nursing and experience in mixed method research in health and social care. She has a special interest in the use of technology in care settings to improve care for patients and providers.

Li Wei (UCL) is a senior lecturer in UCL School of Pharmacy, with expertise in epidemiology and medical statistics.