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Dr Katie Webb

Lecturer of Evaluation and Standardisation

School of Medicine

+44 (0)29 2074 3213
Room 3FT.136, Main Hospital Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
Available for postgraduate supervision

Dr Katie Webb, BA(hons, BPS), MSc, PhD, CPsychol, FAcadMEd

Katie has worked academically within the field of health and work for 13 years. My research background is in mental health and decision making, the academic field of my PhD (2014).  I took up my current post as a Lecturer in the School of Medicine after working on a range of health-related studies at Cardiff University.

I work at the boundaries of psychology and applied social science exploring and understanding stress management and behaviour change, and how education and research make a difference to clinicians’ workplace practice and the effect that might have on patient care.

In my current role I lead on research examining preparedness for practice and evaluating the training and implementation of Quality Improvement Skills, by pharmacists and medical practitioners in both Primary and Secondary Care.

Other current work streams include:

Investigating the prevalence of burnout in Foundation doctors across Wales; exploring doctors and dentists in training use and perceptions of professional support units; exploring UK female medical educators’ experiences of career crossroads.

My work in many of these areas directly link with issues such as patient safety.

I have published and presented widely both nationally and internationally.

I supervise both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

Professional recognition:

2017 Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMEd)

2014 Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) British Psychological Society

2014 PhD "Management of Common Mental Health in Primary Care", School of Psychology, Cardiff University

2007 MSc Research Methods, Cardiff University

2005 BA (hons, BPS route) Education/Psychology, Cardiff University

Honours and awards

2017 Poster Prize, "On the road to quality improvement: a community of practice model supporting pharmacists-in-practice", Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (DEMEC)

2008-2010 Private investor PhD bursary

2006-2007 Wales Centre for Health, Public Health Training Fellowship











Current supervision

Nia Came

Research student

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