Professor Jane K. O'Hara

Professor Jane K. O'Hara


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 has over a decade of experience leading patient safety research, and a further eight years of applied psychological research prior to that. 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.

Research interests

Jane has a broad range of research interests including: how to engage patients and families to ensure safe care and support quality and safety improvement; the measurement and monitoring of patient safety; safety theory and resilient healthcare approaches; co-production; and, quality and safety intervention development and testing.

Research groups and institutes

  • Mental health (Healthcare)

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