Alan Grayson MB ChB, FRCEM is a consultant Emergency Physician in Manchester. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester and associate academic lead for the year 5 MBChB programme. He is Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Effective Emergency Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Emergency Medicine based clinically at Manchester Foundation Trust. She completed her PhD at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute in 2019 in the area of medical-record keeping in sudden onset disasters. Her academic clinical training in Emergency Medicine has taken place mainly in North West England. She completed her DTM&H at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and her MPH from the University of Manchester.
Ashley Voss-Liebig, RN, BSN, CCRN is the Division Chief for Clinical Performance and Education in Travis County Texas. She is a senior flight nurse and helicopter rescue specialist with STAR Flight. Her reseach interests include Medical Education, POCUS, Human Performance. She is @ashleyliebig on twitter
Dr Chris Gray BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCP(UK) MRCEM FFICM is an ST7 in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, training in Manchester and the North West. He is also an ALS, APLS, and ETC instructor and keen educator. He is @cgraydoc on twitter
Cian works as the Director of Emergency Ultrasound Education and is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in the Mater University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. He spent several years in Melbourne, Australia working in Emergency Medicine and specialising in point of care ultrasound (POCUS)
He has been an organising committee member and ultrasound workshop director of the global conference Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC.net.au) conference (now CODA, codachange.org) and he leads international POCUS workshops in Europe, North American and Australia
He is a local US trainer in Ireland and is a heart lung and abdomen mentor for FUSIC in the UK
Claire Bromley is a medical student in Manchester. She has a keen interest in #FOAMed. She has been a student ambassador at several conferences incliding SMACC. Her interests are in emergency medicine, critical care and prehospital care.
Dr Craig Ferguson MB ChB, FRCEM, PhD is an Editorial Board Member of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Manchester where is operational lead for the emergency department. His research interest include diagnostics, heart failure, human factors and EBM. You will find him on twitter as @doccjf
Dr Daniel Horner BA MBBS MD PgCert MRCP (UK) FRCEM FFICM is an editorial board member on the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. He is a consultant in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. He is chair of the national exemplar centre Thrombosis Committee and Regional lead for Injuries and Emergencies on the NIHR Clinical Research Network. He is a Senior clinical lecturer at the University of Manchester and collaborator with the University of Sheffield. You can find him on twitter as @RCEMProf
Dr Esther Murray CPsychol AFBPsS SFHEA
Esther is a health psychologist and her work explores the concept of moral injury in medicine. She has published, and presented on the topic at national and international conferences. Esther also delivers training on moral injury and the psychological impact of emergency response work to London Ambulance Service’s Advanced Paramedic Practitioners, the Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers of the Metropolitan Police and is a regular contributor to London HEMS Clinical Governance Days.
Esther has recorded podcasts for WEM, St Emlyns, The College of Paramedics and for the London Advanced Paramedics and East of England Ambulance Service, she also delivers wellbeing workshops at the Royal London Hospital for staff in theatres and at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Intensive Care Society.
Dr Gareth Roberts MB/ChB FRCEM MAcadMed PG Dip is an editorial board member of the St Emlyn's blog and podcast. He is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Manchester University Foundation Trust. His research interests are in communicable disease, public health, resuscitation and emergency medicine. You can find him on twitter as @drgarethroberts
Dr Heidi Edmundson is an Emergency Medicine consultant working at the Whittington in London UK. She is a clinician and educator who specialisses in using fun and creativity to facilitate staff wellbeing. You can find her on twitter at @heidi_ed
Dr Iain Beardsell. MBChB (Birm), DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCEM is section lead for podcasts and Lesson Plans. Editorial Board Member St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Southampton and a Consultant in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. Iain qualified in 1998 and over the past 20 years has trained and practiced medicine in major teaching hospitals both in the UK and overseas. He has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton for the past thirteen years, including a three year term as the unit’s Clinical Director. UHS is the main Major Trauma Centre for the South Coast region of England as well as the eighth largest hospital in the UK. Iain is also a highly regarded advisor to television medical dramas, including Casualty and Good Karma Hospital. An acclaimed speaker, Iain has spoken at international conferences in Australia, Ireland, Austria and Germany as well as across the UK. You will find him on twitter as @docib
Dr Janos Baombe MD, FRCEM, FEEBEM, PgCert, MSc is section editor and editorial board member on the St Emlyn's blog and podcast. He is a consultant in emergency medicine in Manchester and visiting senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research interests include infectious disease, European emergency medicine networks, ultrasonogaphy, toxicology, HIV/AIDS, EBM. You can find him on twitter as @baombejp
Dr John McDermott BSc, PGCert, MRes, MBChB, MRCP (London), is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Genomic Medicine and a Clinical Genetics Trainee at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine. He has a research interest in the application of genomic data in the acute and critical care setting, specifically focusing on the application of pharmacogenetics (PGx) to improve outcomes. You can find him on Twitter as @John_H_McD.
Dr Joke Van kerkhoven is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leuven in Belgium. She trains starting academics the basics of self-leadership for working in a complex environment. She is currently starting a Doctoral Thesis in optimal performance in the context of the emergency department. She will explore protective factors for the wellbeing of physicians during the COVID pandemic. Other research interests are the importance of the mindset and stress reduction techniques for thriving during challenging situations. You can find her at twitter as @Jo_Vankerkhoven
Laura Howard. MBChB, MRCEM is an Editorial Board Member on the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. She is an emergency physician trainee and clinical and doctoral (PhD) fellow in Emergency Medicine Manchester Metropolitan University. She co-founded the ED Spa Project (@edspa_mcr). She was the RCEM Young Investigator of the Year 2016. Her reseach interests include emergency medicine, wellbeing, compassionate care, triage. She is regularly invited to speak on the topic of well-being. Her PhD is on triage (funded by the Manchester Triage Group) and she is a member of the Wellbeing Committee at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. You can find her on twitter as @laurahoward10
Ms Liz Crowe BachSW, PhD(Candidate) is section lead for Wellbeing and Editorial Board Member on the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast.
She is a wellbeing counsellor and educator. She works as an Advanced Clinician Paediatric Social Worker in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Queensland Children’s Hospital. She is the author of “The Little Book of Loss and Grief You Can Read While You Cry”and “When a Child Dies – A Guide to Working with Bereaved Parents after the Death of a Child from Illness. She is currently completing a Doctoral Thesis in Staff Wellbeing in the critical care context. Examining risk and protective factors with a view to designing interventions that build capacity, psychological flexibility and resilience for staff proactively and reactively. She is an internationally renowned speaker on paediatric loss, grief, crisis and bereavement work. Her research interests include staff wellbeing, loss, grief, crisis and bereavement work in critical care, paediatric sepsis, moral distress, clinical debriefing following a critical incident, end of life care and advance care planning. You can find her on twitter as @lizcrowe2
Dr. Natalie May, MBChB, MPHe, MSc, PGCert Medical Education, FRCEM, FACEM is section lead for paediatrics and medical education. She is an Editorial Board Member of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. She is a specialist in Emergency Medicine (Australia) and a Specialist in Emergency Medicine with Paediatric Emergency Medicine (UK). She works as Staff Specialist in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine with the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (aka Sydney HEMS). She also works as aStaff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, St George Hospital (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District). Her research interests include medical education, particularly feedback; gender inequity in healthcare; paediatric emergency medicine. You can find her on twitter as @_NMay
Nick Smith RN is a registered nurse and head of clinical teaching & assessments for undergraduate medical education for a hospital Manchester. He has a background in intensive care medicine, EM and resuscitation training. Nick is a technical guru who supports the St Emlyn's team with audio visual needs. He regularly wins awards for teaching excellence at the University of Manchester.
Dr Peter Hulme MB ChB, FRCEM, DTM&H, PGCert is a consultant in adult and paediatric emergency medicine in Central Manchester. His interests include tropical medicine, trauma, quality improvement, audit, POCUS, medical education and he is the developer of @majorincidentap.
Dr Richard Carden
MBChB MSc BSc (Hons) PGCert FHEA MAcadMEd RAMC(V)
Dr Richard Carden MBChB MSc BSc (Hons) PGCert FHEA MAcadMEd RAMC(V) is an Emergency Medicine Trainee in London. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Trauma Sciences at the Centre for Trauma Sciences. He is a Major in the British Army with 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment.
He is a Co-Founder of the National Trauma Research and Innovation Collaborative and Module Lead for the MSc in Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine at QMUL. You can find him on twitter as @richcarden
Professor Richard Body MB ChB, FRCEM, PhD is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester. He is honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation trust. He is also the Group Director of Research & Innovation at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, which is the largest NHS trust in England. His research interests include diagnostics, cardiac disease and the philosophy of emergency medicine. He is an acclaimed international speaker on cardiac diagnostics . He can be found on Twitter as @richardbody
Mr Ross Fisher MBChB MPhil MSc FRCS RCPS (Paediatric Surgery) is section lead (presentation skills) and editorial board member on the St Emlyn's blog and podcast. He is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield. He is chairman of the Paediatric Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARNlet). He is an internationally acclaimed presentation expert and founder p cubed presentations http://ffolliet.com, His research interests include Paediatric, Neonatal, and Oncological Surgery and Paediatric Trauma Management. You can find him on twitter as @ffolliet
Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester
Sophie Farooque BSc (Hons), FRCP, PhD, Clinical Lead (Allergy) trained at Guys and St Thomas' and was the first ever allergy trainee (NTN) in the UK. Having completed her PhD in mechanisms of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, she was appointed as clinical lead in adult allergy at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2010. She is passionate about drug allergy and anaphylaxis and has been quoted as saying "this ability to transform the lives of my patients in the space of a single visit is one of the reasons I love my work as an allergist." She is secretary of the West London and Hertfordshire Allergy Network and is the RCP’s Regional Specialty Advisor for Allergy (NW London). She was a member of the NAP6 committee, is a member of the BSACI council and is a member of the BSACI's standards of care committee which writes NICE accredited clinical guidelines. She is also a founder member of both the BSACI penicillin allergy delabelling and anaesthetic allergy taskforce. Her twitter handle is @londonallergy
Dr Stevan Bruijns MB ChB, DipPEC, MPhil, PhD, FRCEM is a South African/ British emergency physician (dual trained). His interests include quality improvement, emergency care development and research access in African low-resourced settings. He is the chief editor of the African Journal of Emergency Medicine. Stevan is a person of action and like for things he does to be useful to others. He has worked in a number of settings, including resource-rich and resource-poor ones. Stevan currently works at Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset, UK. He previously served on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine's Global Emergency Medicine committee.
Dr Steve Jones MD, MRCP, FRCSEd, FCEM, FFICM is an Emergency and intensive care consultant in Manchester. He is a registered specialist in both Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. In addition to his clinical work he has a research interest in the evaluation and implementation of technology in healthcare. You can find him on twitter at @CDoftheED
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 NIHR associate PI for the RECOVERY trial at Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Emergency Medicine Trainees Association (EMTA) representative on the RCEM research committee. Thomas has been an education associate with the General Medical Council for 7 years and was a 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.
Dr Zaf Qasim is an attending physician in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care based at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He has particular interests in trauma, prehospital care and advanced resuscitation and is widely regarded as an expert in practical resuscitation procedures. You can find him on Twitter as @ResusOne