Dr Helen Hogan
Bsc MBBS MRCGP MSc PhD FPH
in Public Health
15-17 Tavistock Place
I joined LSHTM in September 2006 following completion of public health training in the UK NHS. Prior to entering the world of public health I was a General Practitioner. The focus of my work has been on the assessment of healthcare-related patient harm and understanding the mechanisms that drive that harm.
I was PI on the Preventable Incidents, Survival and Mortality studies that determined the scope and scale of avoidable deaths in the English NHS acute hospitals and the utility of mortality review for quality improvement. I have a national advisory role related to the implementation of the National Mortality Case Record Review Programme across English hospitals.
From 2017-2020 I was a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow. The focus of the 3 year fellowship was on understanding how safety might be conceptualised and strengthened in different health and care settings.
From January 2019 I become an Associate Director for the Quality, Safety and Outcomes of Health and Social Care Policy Research Unit leading on the patient safety theme. I have been examining how NHS Trusts are learning from mortality reviews and the feasibility of implementing a framework for assessing resident safety in care homes.
I am an Educational Supervisor for the London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex (LKSS) Public Health Training Programme with responsibility for ensuring the quality of placements for LKSS public health trainees based at LSHTM.
I teach on the Issues in Public Health and Principles and Practice of Public Health Modules.
My research interests include healthcare quality improvement and patient safety.