Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens

Clinical Research Fellow

Yr Ysgol Meddygaeth

+44 (0)29 2068 7779
Neuadd Meirionnydd, Ysbyty Athrofaol Cymru, Parc y Mynydd Bychan, Caerdydd, CF14 4YS
Ar gael fel goruchwyliwr ôl-raddedig
  • Wales Clinical Academic Trainee (WCAT) in Primary Care (2012 - 2018) funded by the Wales Deanery to complete vocational training in general practice and write a PhD on primary care patient safety whilst based in the Division of Population Medicine, School of Medicine.

  • Patient Safety Research Leader at the Primary and Emergency Care Research Centre in Wales, and founding leader of the Primary Care Patient Safety Research Group (the 'PISA group') in the Division of Population Medicine.

  • RCGP Clinical Lead for Patient Safety in Quality Improvement, Royal College of General Practitioners.  
  • Inaugural Visiting Chair of Healthcare Improvement and Leadership in the Department of Family Pracitce, University of British Columbia.

  • Honorary Professor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University.  

  • Honorary Professor at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland. 

  • WHO adviser on patient safety, World Health Organization. 
  • For a complete overview of my academic publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew_Carson-Stevens2 

Education and qualifications

  • 2014: Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, USA
  • 2011: Harvard Macy Scholar (Leading Innovation in Health Care & Education), Harvard University, Boston, USA
  • 2010: MPhil (Medicine), Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • 2010: MB BCh, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
  • 2007: BSc (1st Class Hons, Public Health), University of Wales, Cardiff, UK 

Anrhydeddau a Dyfarniadau


  • Honorary Membership of The Faculty of Public Health, 2017 
  • Peter Wall Scholar, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, 2016
  • Health Service Journal Rising Star Award, 2015
  • Churchill Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 2013–2015
  • Innovation and Engagement Award, School of Medicine Cardiff University, 2013
  • NHS Wales Award (co-recipient) for Promoting Clinical Research and Application to Practice, 2012
  • Permanente Journal Health Services Award, 2012
  • Gold Award Winner, Worshipful Livery Company of Wales, 2010

Peer esteem











Phoenix Project, Cardiff University 

I am a member of the Phoenix Project which is a partnership between Cardiff University and the University of Namibia. The Phoenix Project has over 50 sub-projects aligned to delivering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is seeking to reduce poverty, promote health and support sustainable environmental development.

Since October 2018, from participating in the Phoenix Project, I have enjoyed numerous rewarding experiences from collaborating with research, teaching and professional services staff from multiple schools across Cardiff University. I have been able to draw upon my discipline expertise (patient safety, healthcare improvement, global health) and methodological expertise (mixed methods research, evaluation of complex interventions) and have applied myself to a diverse range of roles, for example: 

  • Visiting Namibia and Zambia to explore areas of mutual interest and opportunity for collaboration; 
  • Delivering workshops to visiting Commonwealth Fellows on the methods for investigating healthcare-associated harm (unsafe care) and evaluating complex interventions;
  • Co-developing a conceptual framework for the evaluation of the Phoenix Project working with the project's senior leadership team; 
  • Supporting the writing of academic publications (with collaborators in Zambia); and,
  • Development of programme grant applications.

Examples of other engagement activities




A study to improve the quality of out of hours palliative care services for end of life patients (Marie Curie / RCGP Research Fellowship, 2016–2018)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB)

  • Nine-fold increase of anticipatory prescribing documentation, a 42% rise in documentation of resuscitation preferences and improved  sharing of information with out of hours services;
  • Two peer-reviewed publications (Palliative Medicine, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care) and three oral presentations at international conferences (one prize winning) outlining the patient safety priorities for improving out of hours general practice for end of life patients;
  • 'how to' guide, with exemplars from the quality improvement project undertaken at ABUHB, to be published by Royal College of General Practitioners; and,
  • A new funded research collaboration to study human-dependent factors for safe / unsafe care in Palliative and Mental Health Carebetween Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UCL and the Marie Curie Research Centre, Cardiff University (successful bid for post-doctoral fellowship, THIS Institute, University of Cambridge).

Harnessing data analytics to maximise NHS learning from patient safety incident reports; funded by Health Foundation (Advancing Analytics Award, September 2019-2020)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

  • Improving how a large NHS organisation organises, supports access and learns from patient safety data;
  • Junior doctors are carrying out quality improvements projects to mitigate risks to patients identified during the project;
  • Generated a funding application for further work;
  • Multiple CPD e-learning modules for staff;
  • Early findings showcased via plenary at Health Education and Improvement Wales conference (12/2019).

KESS-2 funded PhD to explore patient safety in eye health

Optometry Wales

  • Project has initiated a pipeline of safety-related projects between MEDIC and OPTOM schools, and preliminary work and grant funding bids in development;
  • Informed the content and format of a 'Serious Incident Reporting Form' for optometry in Wales (01/2020); 
  • Workshops on reporting and learning from patient safety incidents with optometry professionals (02/2020); and,
  • Excellent stakeholder access and clear channel for knowledge dissemination via Optometry (umbrella organisation for primary eye health profession in Wales).

Sustained research-based contributions to knowledge translation within the general practice profession (external to HEI sector)

Royal College of General Practitioners

Proffiliau allanol