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Sandra Keller, post-doctorante

  Université de Neuchâtel
Institut de Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations
2e étage, bureau E223
Rue Emile-Argand 11
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel

E-mail : sandrakeller@vtc.vt.edu
  
CV: CV incl. publications

Education

2016 TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality​
2015 PhD, University of Neuchâtel
2012 M.Sc. in Psychology, University of Bern
2009 B.Sc. in Psychology, University of Lausanne

Professional experience

2016 – 2018 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Neuchâtel
2012 – 2015 Research and teaching assistant, University of Neuchâtel
2011 – 2012 Student assistant, University of Neuchâtel
2010 Internship in Psychology, UNIA Arbeitslosenkasse Zurich

Research interests

  • Human factors and non-technical skills in medical teams
  • Impact of distractions, noise and interruptions at work
  • Temporal aspects of teamwork

Publications

  • Keller, S., Tschan, F., Beldi, G., Kurmann, A., Candinas, D., & Semmer, N. K. (early view). Noise peaks influence communication in the operating room: an observational study. Ergonomics. DOI:10.1080/00140139.2016.1159736
  • Tschan, F., Seelandt, J. C., Keller, S., Semmer, N. K., Kurmann, A., Candinas, D., & Beldi, G. (2015). Impact of case-relevant and case-irrelevant communication within the surgical team on surgical-site infection. British Journal of Surgery, 102(13), 1718-1725. doi:10.1002/bjs.9927
  • Kurmann, A., Keller, S., Tschan-Semmer, F., Seelandt, J., Semmer, N., Candinas, D., & Beldi, G. (2014). Impact of team familiarity in the operating room on surgical complications. World journal of surgery, 1-6. doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2680-2
  • Seelandt, J. C., Tschan, F., Keller, S., Beldi, G., Jenni, N., Kurmann, A., . . . Semmer, N. K. (2014). Assessing distractors and teamwork during surgery: developing an event-based method for direct observation. BMJ quality & safety, 918-929. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2014-002860

Recent posters and presentations (since 2015)

  • Keller, S., Tschan, F., Semmer, N. K., Holzer, H., Huber, S. A., Hübner, M., Beldi, G., & Candinas, D. (2015, October). Disruptive behaviors in surgeries. Poster presented at 10th international meeting on behavioural science applied to surgery and acute care settings, 11th-12th November 2016. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen.
  • Keller, S., Tschan, F., Semmer, N.K., Leupi, F., Kurmann, A., Candinas, D., & Beldi, G. (2015, October). Impact of Interruptions by external staff in the operating room on surgical team communication patterns: Does the type of interruption matter? Paper presented at the 9th International Meeting on Behavioural Sciences Applied to Surgery and Acute Care Settings, 9th and 10th October, 2015, Bonn, Germany. This presentation has won the award for best oral presentation.
  • Tschan, F., Semmer, N.K., Keller, S., Huber, S.A., Kurmann, A., Candinas, D., & Beldi, G., (2015, October). The team process influences surgeon's predictions of future complications. An observational study. Poster presented at the 9th International Meeting on Behavioural Sciences Applied to Surgery and Acute Care Settings, 9th and 10th October, 2015, Bonn, Germany. This poster has won the best poster award.
  • Keller, S., Leupi, F., Tschan, F., Semmer, N.K., Candinas, D., Kurmann, A. & Beldi, G. (2015, September). Communication within surgical teams: Interruptions by external staff influence the content of the communication even after the interruption. Poster presented at the Conference of the Swiss Society for Psychology, Geneva, September 8th-9th.
  • Tschan, F., Semmer, N.K., Keller, S., Candinas, D., Kurmann, A. & Beldi, G. (2015, July). Surgeons' predictions of postoperative infections. Paper presented at the 10th Anniversary INGRoup conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-25.
  • Keller, S., Tschan, F., Semmer, N.K., Leupi, F., Seelandt, J.C., Kurmann, A., Candinas, D. & Beldi, G. (2015, July). Are interruptionsof surgical teams during the procedure always bad? Paper presented at the 10th Anniversary INGRoup conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-25.
  • Tschan, F., Keller, S., Holzer, E. (2015, April). SNF projects around surgeries. Presentation at the IPTO colloque University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, April, 2015.
  • Keller, S., Tschan, F., Leupi, F., Seelandt, J.C., Semmer, N.K., Candinas, D. & Beldi, G., (2015, January). External visitors interrupting surgical teams: Do they trigger changes in the communication patterns in the operating room? Poster presented at the Journée inaugurale du programme doctoral du CRIS (centre de recherche sur les interactoins sociales), Université de Neuchâtel, 29.01.2015