Surgeons' Intra-operative Leadership
Surgeons' Intra-Operative Leadership
Sarah Parker, Steven Yule, Rhona Flin, Aileen McKinley, School of Psychology, email@example.com
The management style of team leaders is a critical factor in determining effective task execution and safety outcomes in high risk, high demand industries. Within health care, surgeons can be likened to team leaders, with responsibility for both the surgical teams's performance and the outcome of the surgery. This PhD project (2008-11) focuses on surgeons' leadership behaviours and skills in the intra-operative setting and the impact that these behaviours and skills can have on team outcomes and the link between leadership and patient outcomes.
This PhD is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.