Yan Jia
Research Associate
University of York
 

Yan Jia is a research associate in York and is in the final stages of a PhD in conjunction with Bradford Teaching Hospitals. Her work focuses on safety management in healthcare, unifying and integrating work in traditional safety engineering and in machine learning. Initial work focused on medication management for patients at risk of atrial fibrillation. More recently she has worked on the treatment of sepsis, using Reinforcement Learning (RL) in recommending treatments, showing how the use of established safety methods can inform the development of the RL elements of the system and support production of a safety case. Recent work has enhanced some of the explainability methods for ML and investigated their role in safety assurance for healthcare.