Antonio Sánchez-Vázquez

Research Fellow

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law

Dr Sánchez-Vázquez is currently working across two faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Antonio works with both Lord Ashcroft International Business School and the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education.

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Following on from his doctoral research exploring the impact of ICT on different organisational levels within the NHS, Dr Sánchez-Vázquez worked for Warwick Medical school on the SAFER study, exploring the impact of Computeried Clinical Decision Support used by NHS ambulance services, and then for Cardiff University Medical School on a study exploring the organisational culture underpinning what we understand by excellent care vs. abuse and neglect of NHS inpatients, and the mechanisms by which this can be measured or assessed.

Antonio's main research interests are in the adoption of new technologies into complex systems of human work activity in healthcare, especially within in large organisations such as the NHS.

Research interests

  • ICT in healthcare, HIT, HCI
  • Activity Theory and activity systems
  • Systems thinking
  • CSCW
  • Technology innovations into complex and across organisational domains


  • PhD Information Systems (title: 'Developing Information Systems Technology Within NHS Wound Clinics: An Evaluation'), University of Glamorgan
  • MSc Software Engineering, University of Liverpool
  • BSc (Hons) Genetics, University of Leeds
  • European Baccalaureate (Spain), INB Altea, Alicante, Spain

Selected recent publications

Snooks et. al. (2014) 'Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER 1): cluster randomised trial of computerised clinical decision support for paramedics', PLOS ONE (in press)

Rapport, Sanchez, et. al. (2013) 'Qualitative research within trials: developing a standard operating procedure for a clinical trials unit', Trials 2013, 14:54

Hunt, Sanchez et. al. (2012) 'Organizational culture and performance in health care for older people: a systematic review', Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 22(03):218-234

Thomas, Sanchez, et. al. (2011) 'Before the fall: a discussion paper on the organisational difficulties of setting up complex randomised control trials in emergency pre-hospital care', Emerg Med J 2011;28:e1, doi:10.1136/emj.2010.108605.4

Snooks, Sanchez et. al. (2010) 'Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER 1) trial protocol. Computerised on-scene decision support for emergency ambulance staff to assess and plan care for older people who have fallen: evaluation of costs and benefits using a pragmatic cluster randomised trial', BMC Emergency Medicine 2010, 10:2

Recent presentations and conferences

Sanchez et. al. 'The potential and pitfalls of anonymised data linkage for follow up of patient outcomes in pre-hospital emergency care research', Faculty of Pre-hospital Care Scientific Conference, The Emergency Services Show, Coventry 23-244 November 2010

Snooks et. al. 'Can Older People Who Fall be Identified in the Ambulance Call Centre to Enable Alternative Responses or Care Pathways?', Maximising the Value of Health Technology Assessment, 7th HTAi, Dublin, 6-9 June 2010