Rebecca Lawton

Theme Lead

Rebecca is Professor in Psychology of Healthcare at the University of Leeds and Director of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group at Bradford Institute for Health Research. She is also Director of the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. Rebecca’s research interest is the application of psychological theory to improving health and healthcare services. More specifically, Rebecca carries out research on human factors and patient safety, patient involvement in patient safety, the implementation of safety innovations and wellbeing of the healthcare workforce. She also conducts health psychology research, investigating determinants of health risk behaviours and the evaluation of interventions to improve lifestyle behaviours.

Rebecca Lawton's latest projects

Healthcare staff involvement with applied health research: what are the benefits? ARC National Implementation/Improvement Science Themes’ Network

The benefits for health and social care organisations and for researchers of involving patients and staff in research are well established. The benefits for health and social care staff –...

Rebecca Lawton's latest publications

The Positive Deviance Approach (Elements of Improving Quality and Safety in Healthcare)

The views and experiences of patients and healthcare professional’s on the disclosure adverse events: A systematic review & qualitative meta-ethnographic synthesis.

Validation of revised patient measures of safety: PMOS-30 and PMOS-10. 

Other Team members

Rebecca Lawton

Theme Lead

Andria Hanbury

Theme Manager

Lynn McVey

Senior Research Fellow