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Steven Yule

Steven Yule

Chair of Behavioural Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Professor Steven Yule is Chair of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, Director of Non-Technical Skills at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and leads the Edinburgh Surgical Sabermetrics Research Group. He is an academic psychologist and human factors scientist with 20 years’ experience studying team performance and non-technical skills in high risk/ high reliability industries (surgery, healthcare, energy, transportation, space exploration). Prof Yule is internationally recognized for his work in non-technical skills, patient safety, and surgical team simulation. His interests are in developing automated assessments of technical and non-technical skills in surgery, video for performance enhancement, coaching, global surgery, and medical care in long duration spaceflight. Current funding includes grants from National Institutes for Health (NIH), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), Melville Trust, and Canadian Department of National Defence. Prof. Yule recently returned to Scotland after a decade in Boston USA, where he served as Director of Research and Innovation at the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

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