Professor Peter Hibbert

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Professor Peter Hibbert,
Program Manager, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Honorary Professor Peter Hibbert is a Program Manager with the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. Prof Hibbert manages a $10.8 million grant researching translating safe care into practice. He is the stream lead for conducting appropriateness of care studies in the Institute’s Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science.

Prior to this role, Prof Hibbert was the Associate Director of Patient Safety at the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), London, United Kingdom where he led and managed clinical teams to reduce preventable patient harm in health care across England and Wales. He was the Program Director for “Matching Michigan” at the time, the largest central line bloodstream infection reduction program in the world comprising over 200 intensive care units across England. The accompanying editorial to this peer-reviewed paper states that “Matching Michigan will remain a model in the years ahead of how large, well-designed studies advance the science of patient safety.”

Prof Hibbert chaired the largest national incident response process in the world managing over 300 serious and death incidents per week; he also directed the modification, release and spread of the World Health Organisation’s Safe Surgery Checklist to ensure that it was fit for NHS service. A/Prof Hibbert was on the World Health Organisation’s development committee for the International Classification for Patient Safety and a member of the Patient Safety Committee for the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office.