Professor of Healthcare Quality and Safety, School of Healthcare
University of Leeds
Jane O’Hara is Professor of Healthcare Quality and Safety, based within the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, UK. She is Deputy Director of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group, and theme lead for the Patient Involvement in Patient Safety theme within the NIHR Yorkshire & Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. Jane also holds a Visiting Professor position at the SHARE Centre for Resilience in Healthcare at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Jane is currently an expert advisor on the Infected Blood Inquiry led by Sir Brian Langstaff, and a member of the advisory group for the Harmed Patients Alliance.
Jane has over a decade of experience leading patient safety research, and a further eight years of applied psychological research prior to that. Her interests include: involving patients and families in investigations, safety initiatives and quality improvement; the measurement and monitoring of patient safety; safety theory and resilient healthcare approaches; and, co-production.
Currently, Jane leads two large grants funded by the NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research programme, and is co-applicant on grants funded by THIS Institute, the Trondheim Foundation and Research Council of Norway, and the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Health Research.