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Dr Ken Catchpole is a cognitive scientist and human factors practitioner who seeks to understand and improve human performance in complex systems. 

Ken currently works at the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina.

His research has been primarily conducted in the UK and USA, exploring trauma, cardiac, orthopaedic, vascular, gastrointestinal, spinal, and urological surgery. He has also contributed to accident analysis and quality improvement across the world.

Through popular media, over 70 peer-reviewed publications, and at least 150 invited lectures, Ken has engaged thousands of people in the improvement of healthcare from a human-centered perspective.

In this episode of Atrainability Radio, we reminisce and challenge each other on how human factors in healthcare have moved on in the UK and in the US.

Here's my conversation with Ken Catchpole, in episode 11 of Atrainability Radio.

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Trevor Dale and his team at Atrainability work extensively with NHS Trusts and healthcare professionals to train thousands of staff to create safe and effective teams.

In this podcast series, Trevor interviews a wide range of everyday NHS staff and patients, as well as his colleagues. Each conversation shares a unique story, spreading their learning far and wide.

Many of Trevor's guests in Season One of Atrainability Radio spoke at TEDxNHS 2019, where Atrainability were a sponsor. This is the first time these insightful conversations have been shared for the public to hear.

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