Janet Anderson’s disciplinary background is Psychology. She holds Bachelor of Behavioural Science and Master of Psychology degrees from La Trobe University in Melbourne. She received her PhD from the Key Centre for Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Queensland in 2004.
Janet is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London where her research focuses on the quality of care, patient safety and human factors in healthcare. She is also the Director of the Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare (CARe). The aim of the Centre is to apply insights from resilience engineering theory to improve the quality and safety of care. Other areas of research include analysing hospital unit level data to inform quality improvement, developing risk management tools and methods, nursing teamwork, and simulation training. Clinical areas investigated include inpatient diabetes care, care of older people, accident and emergency, hepatitis C, osteoporosis, and anti-coagulation therapy and stroke prevention.