The Team

This is the team of people working on the Freedom to Speak Up Local Guardians Project. Click on the people below for more information

Dr Aled Jones

Reader: Patient Safety & Healthcare Quality

School Of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University.


Professor Daniel Kelly

Royal College of Nursing Chair of Nursing Research

School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Dr Joanne Blake

Research Associate

School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Claire Simpson

Administrative Officer – Research

School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Professor Davina Allen

Deputy Head: Research and Innovation / Professor of Nursing

School of Healthcare Science, Cardiff University

Professor Jill Maben

Professor of Health Services Research and Nursing

School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey.

Dr Mary Adams

Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Improvement Science

Health Service & Population Research, King’s College London

Professor Russell Mannion

Professor of Health Systems

Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

Project update March 2021

We completed data collection in January 2020, just as Covid-19 was reaching the UK. The last 12 months have been dedicated …

New paper – modelling “internal whistleblowing” in healthcare

A new study in BMJ Open (follow this link for full version of the paper) has been published by Paul Rauwolf, Bangor University …

10 lessons for speaking-up: learning from Virginia Mason’s PSA system.

Background.  Virginia Mason (VM) Medical Center based in and around Seattle consists of one 350 bed hospital facility and …