Deputy Head of Clinical Engineering, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Marcus is a patient safety and clinical technology professional with a BSc in Medical Electronics from the University of Hertfordshire and a PhD in Patient Safety from Cranfield University. He is a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and is registered on the Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists (VRCT).
His career has included telephone and data communications, medical devices, front line management, patient safety research and guidance development. Marcus has skills and experience in electronic engineering, hazard analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, human factors, operations management and project management. He has undertaken literature reviews, evaluations and scoping studies for the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and Cranfield University. His work at the NPSA also included developing Patient Safety Alerts, Rapid Response Reports and Safer Practice Notices. He remains active in this area as a member of the National Network of Medical Device Safety Officers managed by the Patient Safety Division of NHS England.
Marcus became interested in analysing and preventing adverse patient safety events while working as a Clinical Technologist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital between 2000 and 2005. He undertook his doctoral research in the evaluation of methods for prospective patient safety hazard analysis in order to find ways to predict and prevent adverse events and prepare mitigation actions in case they happen.
His role as Visiting Researcher in the QRSTU has been to apply his knowledge and experience with technology and hazard analysis to study the problems related to the use and management of medical devices in hospitals. Marcus Currently works as Deputy Head of Clinical Engineering at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.