Professor Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust.
Leading research aimed at achieving best surgical practice through innovation in surgery and enhancing patient safety and the quality of healthcare, Professor Darzi has published over 950 peer-reviewed papers. In recognition of his achievements in the research and development of surgical technologies, Professor Darzi has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
In 2002 he was knighted for services to medicine and surgery and in 2007 was introduced to the House of Lords as Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham. He has been a member of the Privy Council since June 2009. Read more
Dr Churchill is a Director of User Experience at Google, and an applied social scientist working in human computer interaction, computer mediated communication, mobile/ubiquitous computing and social media. Prior to joining Google, she was Director of Human Computer Interaction at eBay Research Labs (ERL). Read more
Nancy Leveson will be delivering the Institute Lecture. Nancy is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
She works in the areas of system safety, human-computer interaction and software engineering, in a variety of industries including nuclear power, space systems, aviation, medical devices and transportation. Read more
Steve Shorrock will be delivering the Donald Broadbent lecture alongside Claire Williams. Steve is a systems ergonomist with a background in practice and research in industry, academia and Government, in Europe and Australia. He has led large-scale human factors and system safety projects and programmes, and has a particular interest in outreach, stakeholder participation and influence. Read more
Claire Williams will be delivering the Donald Broadbent lecture alongside Steve Shorrock. Claire is an ergonomics specialist with twenty years of experience in occupational health and safety. At the moment her training, consultancy and research focus is on the behavioural aspects of health and safety performance. Read more
Cheryl Mackenzie will be opening Ergonomics and Human Factors 2016. Ms Mackenzie is an Investigator with the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and has been since 2004. Ms Mackenzie has been involved in numerous CSB incident investigations including the BP Texas City refinery explosion and the Macondo well blowout. Read more