Tim Stephens

Quality Improvement specialist & nurse researcher
Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine Research Group,
Queen Mary, University of London & Barts Health NHS Trust
Tim graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 1999 with a BA in Nursing. He worked in critical care for several years before setting up an inter-professional patient safety and team training programme across Barts Health NHS Trust in London in 2008. Recently, he has taken a national role as co-ordinator for the quality improvement intervention within the NIHR funded EPOCH Trial, one of the largest studies of peri-operative improvement globally. Tim is now also co-lead for the Chole-QuIC improvement collaborative, funded by the Royal College of Surgeons and an improvement adviser for the Health Foundation funded Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (ELC).

His doctoral research is focussed on understanding how we can build sustainability into quality improvement in acute care settings, supervised by Rupert Pearse. He is co-founder and trustee of the Network for Improving Critical-care Systems and Training (NICST) charity, which aims to find innovative solutions to improve the delivery of critical care in resource limited settings. Tim continues to work clinically and as a simulation / team trainer.