Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite on patient safety and health systems improvement

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite is Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Director of the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science and Professor of Health Systems Research at Macquarie University.

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite is a leading health services and systems researcher with an international reputation for his work investigating and contributing to systems improvement.

He has particular expertise in the culture and structure of acute settings, leadership, management and change in health sector organisations, quality and safety in healthcare, accreditation and surveying processes in the international context and the restructuring of health services.

Professor Braithwaite is well known for bringing management and leadership concepts and evidence into the clinical arena and he has published extensively, with over 788 refereed contributions (including 15 edited books, 95 book chapters, 506 articles and 65 refereed conference papers; and 320 peer-reviewed abstracts and posters; and 231 other publications, e.g., international research reports).

He has presented at or chaired international and national conferences, workshops, symposia and meetings on more than 1,257 occasions, including 121 keynote addresses.

He is the recipient of 57 awards, including recently the prestigious 2021 Sidney Sax Medal for his leadership in improving the delivery, quality, and safety of healthcare systems, awarded by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.

He was also awarded the Health Services Research Award by Research Australia in 2015 and multiple Editor’s Choice awards for papers published in International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

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