Dr Sarah Slight, University of Nottingham
Dr Sarah P Slight (nee Crowe) is a NIHR Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Nottingham U.K., and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, U.K. Sarah is currently on placement at Harvard Medical School in Boston working with Prof. David Westfall Bates, an internationally renowned expert in patient safety.
Sarah graduated from the University of Sunderland with a first class honours Master of Pharmacy degree in 2002, and received a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Practice Research from the University of Manchester in 2007. She was awarded a Diploma in Health Economics at the University of York in 2011.
Sarah previously practiced as a hospital pharmacist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh before becoming an active researcher in the area of patient safety and health informatics. She was awarded a prestigious National Institute for Health Research Fellowship in 2010.
In her current role, she works on a number of different projects all with a focus on the quality and safety of patient care, and innovation adoption. Her publications include papers on Electronic Health Records and ePrescribing systems, and improving patient care at the primary secondary care interface. She recently completed a large study looking at the prevalence and causes of prescribing errors in English general practices for the General Medical Council. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences, and reviews for several U.K. and U.S. journals and grant-giving bodies.
Dr Slight's special research interests include clinical decision-making, improving the quality and safety of patient care, medication errors, health informatics, and related topics concerning the cost-effectiveness of computerised interventions.