King’s Improvement Science

Prof Nick Sevdalis

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Professor of implementation science and patient safety, director of the centre for implementation science and principal investigator at King’s Improvement Science, King’s College London

Prof Nick Sevdalis

Prof Nick Sevdalis

Nick is a psychologist, and a professor of implementation science and patient safety at King’s College London.

He is the director of the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College London and the academic director and co-lead of the King’s Health Partners Acute Mental Health Clinical Academic Group. He is also an associate editor of the journal Implementation Science.

Nick’s research focuses on developing, evaluating and implementing team-based interventions for the improvement of the safety and quality of in-hospital care. Interventions that Nick has developed with research teams include team- and safety-skills training; team-enhancement interventions (eg, ‘huddles’), and safety checklists.

He is interested in understanding the barriers, drivers and context of uptake of innovative patient safety and quality improvement interventions and programmes.

Research interests

  • Implementation science
  • Improvement science
  • Patient safety


  • Global mental health
  • Health systems research
  • Stigma and discrimination

Expertise and public engagement

  • Expert member, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) and the UK’s Difficult Airway Society (DAS) Human Factors and Ergonomics Guideline Development Group (since 2018).
  • Expert member, WHO Behavioural and Social Drivers (BeSD) of Vaccination Working Group (since 2018).
  • Associate Editor, Implementation Science (since 2012).
  • Expert advisor to the UK’s Royal College of Anaesthetists Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (since 2011).
  • Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning (2014-19).
  • Member (2016-present), Chair (2013-16), Vice Chair (2012-13), Founding Member (2012), Multi-institutional Educational Research Committee, Association for Surgical Education (2013-16).
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Association for Surgical Education (2013-16).

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