Dr Craig Stephen Webster

BSc Psyc, MSc (1st class Hons) Neuropsyc, PhD Anaesthesiology (Human Factors)

Biography

I have extensive experience in clinical and human factors research projects, including work on the cognitive ergonomic evaluation of medical equipment, teamwork functioning, patient safety, compliance with safety initiatives and the better understanding of the patient experience. I am also interested in the psychological, theoretical and practical aspects of the way people and technology interact in complex systems and organisations, and the effects such interaction has on safety.

Research | Current

Webster CS. Safety lessons for health care from other complex socio-technical industries

Webster CS, Henning M, Wearn A, Weller J, REID R. Communication in the hospital ward – a patient-stay diary study

Webster CS, Weller JM, Barrow M, Torrie J, Moharib M, Bagg W. Interprofessional Education (IPE) during Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training

Weller JM, Merry AF, Civil I, Windsor J, Gargen S, Robinson B, Torrie J, Webster CS, Henderson K, Guthrie W. Multi-disciplinary simulation training in the management of the surgical patient

Merry AF, Weller J, Robinson BJ, Webster CS. Validating Anaesthesia Simulation-based Error Research (the VASER study)

Webster, CS. Safety, complexity and useability

Teaching | Current

ClinEd 705 – Simulation and clinical skills teaching

ClinEd 714 – Research methods in education

ClinEd 706 - Interprofessional learning, teamwork and patient safety

ClinEd 712 – Curriculum and course design

ClinEd 710 – Special studies

POPHLTH 701 - Research methods in health

MED 700 - Designing safer systems

Postgraduate supervision

PhD

2010 –Derryn Gargiulo, Quantifying the microbiological contamination of drugs administered for anaesthesia in the operating theatre

2011 – Adva Hayam-Jonas, The causal impact of student engagement on academic achievements

2012 – Ivana Nakarada-Kordic, Implicit coordination, team mental models and team performance in multidisciplinary operating theatre teams

2012 – Nishanthi Gurusinghe, The impact of simulated intra-operative stress on non-technical skills in operating room staff

2013 – Reena Patel, Nurse concern as an alert to patient danger in the absence of an emergency activation score

Masters

2014 – Judy Ormandy, Breaking down the barriers to Midwife and Medical Student encounters in the delivery suite

2014 – John Henley, The value of the apprenticeship model in medical education

2016 - Liyan Huang, Understanding possible differences in cognitive load in anaesthetists using two models of anaesthetic machine

2016 - Tracey Barnes, Do New Zealand Undergraduate Medical Students and First Year Doctors feel prepared for the transition to become leaders of clinical teams?

Distinctions/Honours

2001 Fellowship with the Health Research Council of New Zealand (3 years)

Areas of expertise

Human factors

Interprofessional performance

Safe systems design

System failure

Complex work environments

Human-machine interaction

Psychology of error

Error tolerant systems

Patient experience

Simulation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

2011-2015 – Faculty Staffing Committee member, FMHS

2010 onwards – Faculty Tracking Project Governance Board member, FMHS

2013 onwards – Faculty Tracking Project Scientific Committee member, FMHS

2014 - Postgraduate Education and Training Committee, FMHS

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary office location

AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12025
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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