Dr Damian Roland

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Damian BMedSci (Hons) 1999, University of Nottingham
MB BS, 2001, University of Nottingham
PhD 2014

Email: dr98@le.ac.uk Twitter: @damian_roland Blog: rolobotrambles.com

Address: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, 
Level G, Jarvis Building RMO, Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WW

For general enquiries, please email the secretary, Elizabeth Cadman,
or telephone 0116 258 5965

Research Interests

  • Identification of Sick Children in Acute Care Settings

  • Scoring Systems
  • Evaluation of methods to assess training and educational interventions (REMIT)
  • Co-Founder of PEMLA and QuackApps


  • East Midlands Leadership Academy - Development Leader of the Year 2015
  • UK Health Business Awards - Winner in Patient Data Category (POPS)
  • Electronic Health Insider Awards 2014 - Highly Commended in Clinical Care Category (POPS)
  • Health Service Journal - Top 50 Health Innovator 2013 and Rising Star 2014
  • Graduate Dean's Prize for Best Poster at Leicester University Festival of Postgraduate Research 2013
  • Shortlisted for Patient Safety Award 2013 in Paediatric Category
  • International Forum of Quality and Safety in Health Care 2013: Winner of Million Pound Challenge

External Positions

NHS England Acutely Ill Child Reference Group

Core Leadership team for #nhschangeday

Guideline Development Group Member - NICE Feverish illness in children update

Contributions to National Guidance/Publications

Educational Outcomes Framework (DOH 2012) - Design Group Member

Technology Enhanced Learning Framework (DOH 2011) - Member of Project Board

Sir John Temple. "Time for Training" (Medical Education England 2010) - Member of expert advisory group

Editorial board for 2010 NPSA publication "Medical Error"

Publications - 2016

Roland D. We should investigate Social Media's value properly. BMJ 2016;354:i3970

Bonafide C, Roland D and Brady P. Rapid Response Systems 20 Years Later New Approaches, Old Challenges. JAMA Paediatrics Published online June 20, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0398

Roland D, Lewis G, Fielding P, Hakim C, Watts A and Davies F. The Paediatric Observation Priority Score: A System to Aid Detection of Serious Illness and Assist in Safe Discharge Open Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 4(2) 38-44

Roland D, Trueger S, Thoma B, Chan T. (2016) FOAM Helps to Bridge the Knowledge Translation Gap Emergency Physicians International, 18, 34

Roland D, McCaffery K, and Davies F. (2016) Scoring systems in paediatric emergency care: Panacea or paper exercise? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 52 (2), 181–186.

Publications - 2015

Publications - 2014

Publications - 2013

Publications - 2012

Publications - 2011

All Publications (by research theme)

National and International Presentations

Invited National Talks

Previous Awards


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