Consultant Paediatrician Emergency Medicine, University of Leicester. UNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Damian Roland is an experienced Paediatric Emergency Medicine clinician who is passionate about improving the care of the ill and injured child. He has considerable experience developing educational resources and their evaluation, especially e-health technologies, which have applicability in specialties outside of paediatrics. As a National Health Service (NHS) sponsored Paediatric Emergency Medicine Academic, he is developing a research portfolio which will not only build on the work undertaken as part of his National Institute Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship but also develop initiatives from grants obtained from the East Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) and the College of Emergency Medicine. His research skills are supported by leadership experience developed as an inaugural NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Shared Learning award Scholar, past Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council member and currently a member of the NHS England’s Acutely Ill and deteriorating child groups. He aims to develop expertise in the creation and evaluation of interventions which improve the recognition of ill and injured children in emergency and acute care settings. Previously he has developed the Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS), which has been shortlisted for two healthcare technology awards and a patient safety award. He was also part of the management team that delivered “Spotting the Sick Child”, a patient safety award-winning educational website and has won two NICE Shared Learning awards (2011 and 2014). He passionately believes that education exists to be shared – the #FOAMed social movement provides a mechanism to do this. He is always grateful to his wife and young daughters for their patience and understanding.