Arvid Steinar Haugen is a registered nurse and has clinical background as nurse anaesthetist. He is a postdoctoral researcher and head of a research and development section, at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway. As principal investigator he studies effects of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist implementation on patient outcome and safety culture. He was in 2015 awarded with a quality and safety prize in Norway, and also the European Society of Anaesthesiologists’ Baxter Prize for a publication of significant relevance on “Outcome improvement in perioperative medicine". His research interests are within implementation of patient safety and safety culture.