Dr Beth Fylan
Associate Professor in Patient Safety
Expertise: Patient Safety, medicines optimisation
Dr Fylan is an experienced applied social and health researcher who has led numerous health research projects. She is also Assistant Director of the National Institute for Health Research Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (Yorkshire and Humber), based at Bradford Institute for Health Research.
Dr Fylan has worked extensively in the UK designing and delivering research for national and local government, NHS organisations, charities, and the private sector. Her research has included national evaluations of health-related policy, for example she led the qualitative national evaluation with GPs of the Statement of Fitness for Work. She has also developed and delivered training programmes in research and evaluation methods.
Her expertise includes medicines safety for older people, medicines safety when people are discharged from hospital, and patient safety in the home. Beth completed an MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics at the University of Manchester and a PhD here at the University of Bradford exploring the social networks of safe medicine management after hospital discharge.
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