Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Address: P.O.Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971-(0)2-501 8410
Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Khalifa University of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi; and an Honorary Research Associate at the University College London (UCL) School of Management, London. In addition, he is a Visiting Scholar at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School), and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Simsekler obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2015. During his PhD, he was a visiting researcher in the Center for Medical Innovation System at the University of Tokyo in Summer 2012, and in the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital in Summer 2014. After completing his PhD, he worked as a Research Associate at the UCL School of Management for about two years.
Dr. Simsekler’s research focuses on healthcare operations management, risk management, patient safety and quality improvement. He is mainly interested in investigating the impact of healthcare process design on efficiency, safety and quality. Leveraging principles from operations management and systems thinking, he particularly examines operational failures and safety risks to drive transformational system improvement and innovation in healthcare.
Dr. Simsekler is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM), and Academy of Management (AOM).
Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed)
- Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Evaluation of System Mapping Approaches in Identifying Patient Safety Risks, The International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2018;30(3):227–233
- Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Design for Patient Safety: A Systems-based Risk Identification Framework, Ergonomics. 2018;61(8):1046-1064
- Simsekler MCE, Kaya GK, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Evaluating Inputs of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in Identifying Patient Safety Risks, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, forthcoming
- Simsekler MCE, Card AJ, Ruggeri K, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. A comparison of the methods used to support risk identification for patient safety in one UK NHS foundation trust. Clinical Risk. 2015;21:37–46
- Simsekler MCE, Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Trust-Level Risk Identification Guidance in the NHS East of England. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2015;27(2):67–76
- Kurutkan MN, Usta E, Orhan F, Simsekler MCE. Application of the IHI Global Trigger Tool in measuring the adverse event rate in a Turkish healthcare setting. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2015;27(1):11–21
- Card AJ, Simsekler MCE, Clark M, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Use of the Generating Options for Active Risk Control (GO-ARC) Technique can lead to more robust risk control options. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2014;26(4):199–211
- Yetisen AK, Martinez-Hurtado JL, da Cruz Vasconcellos F, Simsekler MCE, Akram MS, Lowe CR. The regulation of mobile medical applications. Lab Chip. 2014 Mar 7;14(5):833–40
Conference Proceedings, Abstracts and Posters (Peer-reviewed)
- Simsekler MCE, Jayaraman R. Risk Identification Practice in Patient Safety Context. The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Bangkok, Thailand; 2018
- Simsekler MCE, Gokpinar B. Toward a Risk Management Perspective on Medical Errors in Healthcare Organizations. Institute of Industrial Engineering Annual Conference, Anaheim, US; 2016
- Simsekler MCE, Gokpinar B. An Empirical Study of Safety Improvement by Risk Management Guidance in Healthcare Organisations. 2nd GJCIE, Istanbul, Turkey; 2016
- Kaya, GK, Canbaz HT, Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Risk Management in Hospital Settings: Understanding and Improving the Current Practice. 2nd GJCIE, Istanbul, Turkey; 2016
- Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Considering Different Nature of Hazards in Risk Identification for Patient Safety Improvement. IARMM 2nd World Congress of Clinical Safety – Risk in Clinical Care, Heidelberg, Germany; 2013
- Simsekler MCE, Long J, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Understanding the Differences in Hazard Identification Process in Healthcare and Other High-Hazard Industries. ISQua's 30th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland; 2013
- Orhan F, Simsekler MCE, Ozgules B. A New Approach in Risk Assessment for Healthcare Services: Risk Identification in Bow-Tie Model through a Case Study. 7th International Conference on Healthcare Quality, Accreditation and Patient Safety, Antalya, Turkey; 2013
- Long J, Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Design for Patient Safety – A Prospective Hazard Analysis Framework for Healthcare Systems. IARMM 2nd World Congress of Clinical Safety – Risk in Clinical Care, Heidelberg, Germany; 2013
- Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. The Importance of System Familiarization for Hazard Identification in Healthcare Environments. 6th International Conference on Healthcare Quality, Accreditation and Patient Safety, Antalya, Turkey; 2012
- Simsekler MCE, Toward a Hazard Identification Method for Healthcare System Quality Improvement. Technical Report. Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge; 2011
- Simsekler MCE, Masuda S, Go S, Hiromichi K. The Differences in Safety Culture to Hazard Identification between Japan and the UK. University of Tokyo CMSI Report, Tokyo, Japan; 2012