Jonathan Back

Jonathan Back


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Research interests (short)

Jonathan focuses on understanding the fit between human abilities and the limitations of the machine, task and environment. He applies his knowledge of human factors to better understand how people perform resiliently in safety-critical contexts. 

Jonathan was delighted to work at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, and at St Thomas' hospital. He helped develop and test interventions to improve organisational resilience within healthcare.


My publications: Google Scholar


Twitter: @jonback


Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare (CARe)

A major goal of the Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare is to disseminate new ideas about safety throughout the NHS. The centre is a collaboration between King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and the Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre. It is funded by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.



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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Loughborough University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004


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