Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Honorary Professor of Surgery, Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust
Professor Peter Brennan is a NHS Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Portsmouth, specialising in head and neck oncology with a personal chair for his research and education achievements with over 730 publications to date. He is a committed trainer and educator, collaborating across specialties and disciplines. He was awarded the coveted ASiT 2022 Silver Scalpel Award for Training. He has edited 7 specialty textbooks and is Lead Editor of the Gray’s Surgical Anatomy textbook which has received widespread acclaim around the world. Peter is interested in human factors (HF) and patient safety, establishing unique collaborations with airline pilots, National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (Red Arrows). His work improves practice across surgical and medical specialties and includes reducing hierarchy, enhancing team working and raising awareness of many personal factors to reduce medical error. In 2019, he was awarded a PhD entitled ‘Applying HF to Improve Patient Safety' and has published over 85 articles on patient safety and teamworking.