Dr Thomas Shanahan (MBChB, BA, MA, PGCert) is an emergency medicine trainee in Manchester, NIHR academic clinical fellow and honorary clinical research fellow at the University of Manchester. He is an education associate with the General Medical Council and founding member of the RCEM Special Interest Group in Public Health. His research interests are in health services research on major trauma, prehospital care and global emergency care. In a former life, he was an United Nations international civil servant working in New York, Africa and Asia-Pacific on gender-based violence prevention, peace building and national security policy development. Find him on Twitter @clifford0584.