Siobhan McHugh

PhD Student

Email: ed13skm@leeds.ac.uk

Twitter: @skmc84

Siobhan is a PhD student in the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds, and the Bradford Institute for Health Research as part of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group.

Siobhan graduated from University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) in Biological Natural Science in 2005. In 2007 Siobhan completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Durham, and in 2008 graduated from Northumbria University in Newcastle with an MSc in Psychology. In 2016, Siobhan began a PhD at the University of Leeds, evaluating the use of video-reflexive ethnography in the improvement of teamwork and communication in acute multi-disciplinary healthcare teams.

My Project 

Siobhan is investigating the use of video-reflexivity with teams of healthcare professionals. More specifically, Siobhan will evaluate the video-reflexive method, and determine whether this can be used to improve elements of teamwork and communication in high-risk, multi-disciplinary healthcare teams. This research will focus on the multi-disciplinary handover in UK maternity units. Siobhan is also assisting on a research project investigating the use of video-reflexivity in the development of effective guidelines for the stabilisation of neonates.