Mr An Te BSc. (Dunelm), MPH (Birmingham)

Mr An Te

Institute of Applied Health Research

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

An is a part-time doctoral student in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  He is interested in factors influencing hospital care quality judgements. His mixed-methods research is concerned with identifying the patient, reviewer and hospital-wide factors influencing hospital mortality case note reviewer care quality judgements. An wishes to identify to mitigate and combat the inter-reviewer variation observed around case note review care quality judgements. 


  • MSc. (Birmingham) Masters in Public Health (Statement of Extra-Accredited Learning)
  • BSc. (Dunelm) Natural Sciences (Biology & Biological sciences, Chemistry, Philosophy)



An qualified with a BSc in Natural Sciences in 2012. Keen to apply the theory from these studies, he came to the University of Birmingham to embark on the undertaking of a multi-disciplinary Masters in Public Health (SEAL).  After completing this in 2014, he developed an interest in retrospective learning from hospital mortality reviews. An's collaborative research employs a range of methods including case study methodology, attitudinal surveys and hierarchical modelling to investigate influencers of the utility and physician care quality judgements during case note reviewing.


Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral research

PhD title
Retrospective hospital mortality case record review: An appraisal of utility for hospital quality improvement and the influence of cognitive biases and reviewer characteristics on reviewer care quality judgements Expected year of completion: 2021


Cognitive biases applied to physician reviewer care quality judgements

  • Cognitive biases and heuristics influencing physician reviewers
  • Psychological attitudes influencing care quality judgement

Other activities

  • Goodgym volunteer 
  • Westmere Scholar 2016/17 (University Graduate School)


Manaseki-Holland, S., et al. (2019). "Ranking Hospitals Based on Preventable Hospital Death Rates: A Systematic Review With Implications for Both Direct Measurement and Indirect Measurement Through Standardized Mortality Rates." The Milbank Quarterly 97(1): 228-284.