Dr Damian Roland

Academic Champion in Emergency Medicine (Paediatrics)

Dr Damian Roland
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer within the Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester
  • Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine within University Hospitals of Leicester

Email: dr98@le.ac.uk


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 in the development of 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 and more recently an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Grant.

His research skills are supported by considerable leadership experience developed as an inaugural NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Shared Learning award Scholar, past member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council and currently as a member of the NHS England’s Children and Young Persons Health Outcomes Forum.

He is aiming to developing an 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), now available as an app. POPS has 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 is regularly asked to present at National and International Conferences.

He has a strong interest in Social Media as a means of Knowledge Translation using the twitter account @damian_roland and blog http://rolobotrambles.com.

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College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road