Steven Yule, PhD - Non-technical skills and coaching for vascular surgeons

Adam and Dr. Sheahan join Miss Eilidh Gunn and Dr. Steven Yule to discuss human factors engineering, coaching, and the Non-technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) taxonomy and how they can be applied to improving vascular surgery. 


Professor Steven Yule (@NOTSS_lab) is the Chair of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, Associate Professor at Harvard, and Director of Non-Technical Skills at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is a Human Factors scientist and organizational psychologist. He is internationally recognized for his research on non-technical skills, patient safety, and simulation in surgery. His interests are in peer and computer assessments of surgical performance from video, safety in low and middle-income contexts, surgical coaching, sabermetrics, and astronaut training for long-duration spaceflight. He is also currently the program Director for MSc Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors at Edinburgh University.


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  • Miss Eilidh Gunn (@eil1_g) is currently a PhD candidate in Clinical Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests are human factors, non-technical skills and surgical coaching.
  • Dr. Mal Sheahan is a regular contributor to the podcast, editor for Vascular Specialist and co-chair of the SVS wellness taskforce overseeing their new initiative in peer coaching.