I am a Consultant in Emergency Medicine working in adult and paediatric emergency/trauma centres at one of the busiest hospitals in the UK. In addition to the day job I am an associate editor of the EMJ, an education associate of the General Medical Council, a co-lead to the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University, and most recently I work as an Associate Dean at Health Education England (NW).
I have published over 100 academic papers and have an ever evolving interest in research and education. My interests lie in emergency diagnostics, major incident planning, education and the use of technology and social media. In education I co-developed a number of websites including Bestbets, the virtual hospital at St.Emlyn's, the St.Emlyn's blog and more recently the St.Emlyn's podcast. I am an advocate of social learning under the #FOAMed Free Open Access Medical Education theme, aiming to help people learn, for free, for fun and for the benefit of patients.
I'm lucky enough to speak at a number of conferences around the world as I try to keep up with the rather amazing presentation skills of my St.Emlyn's collaborators who frequently surpass and innovate anything I can achieve.
I am married to Fiona and have two children. Fiona is a Professor of Medical Education and Consultant Ophthalmologist. We spend a lot of time watching field hockey, cycling and generally keeping up with the family.
I did not want to be a doctor, but failed to achieve the standard required to be a full time classical flautist.