Dr Damian Roland

Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor 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: Paediatric Emergency Medicine Leicester Academic (PEMLA) group, 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

Publications - 2020

Roland D, Harwood R, Bishop N, Hargreaves D, Patel S, Sinha I. Children's emergency presentations during the COVID-19 pandemic Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020;S2352-4642(20)30206-6. doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30206-6

Snelson ERoland DMunro APS Throat and ear infections in children: URTI in the time of COVID-19

Woods JM, Chan TM, Roland D, Riddell J, Tagg A, Thoma B. Evaluating the reliability of gestalt quality ratings of medical education podcasts: A METRIQ study Perspect Med Educ. 2020;10.1007/s40037-020-00589-x. doi:10.1007/s40037-020-00589-x

Waterfield T, Lyttle MD, McKenna J, Maney JA, Roland D, Corr M, Woolfall K, Patenall B, Shields M, Fairley D, Loop-mediated isothermal amplification for the early diagnosis of invasive meningococcal disease in Children, Arch Dis Child Online First

Reynolds S, Kadambari S, Calton E, Roland D. The child with prolonged fever: when to think zebras Paediatrics and Child Health 2020 30 261-269

Bressan S, Buonsenso D, Farrugia R, et al. Preparedness and response to Pediatric CoVID-19 in European Emergency Departments: a survey of the REPEM and PERUKI networks Ann Emerg Med. 2020;10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.05.018. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.05.018

Roland D, Stansfield BK. Every cloud: how the COVID-19 pandemic may benefit child health Pediatr Res. 2020;10.1038/s41390-020-0947-x. doi:10.1038/s41390-020-0947-x

Roland D, Suzen N, Coats TJ, Levesley J, Gorban AN, Mirkes EM. What can the randomness of missing values tell you about clinical practice in large data sets of children's vital signs? Pediatr Res. 2020;10.1038/s41390-020-0861-2.

Roberts Z, Collins J, James D On behalf of PERUKI, et al Epidemiology of adolescent trauma in England: a review of TARN data 2008–2017

Craig S, Babl FE, Dalziel SR, et al. Acute severe paediatric asthma: study protocol for the development of a core outcome set, a Pediatric Emergency Reserarch Networks (PERN) study. Trials. 2020;21(1):72. Published 2020 Jan 13. doi:10.1186/s13063-019-3785-6

Publications - 2018

Publications - 2017

Publications - 2016

Publications - 2015

Publications - 2014

Publications - 2013

Publications - 2012

Publications - 2011

All Publications (by research theme)

National and International Presentations

Invited National Talks

Previous Awards

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"

External Positions

NHS England Acutely Ill Child Reference Group

Core Leadership team for #nhschangeday

Guideline Development Group Member - NICE Feverish illness in children update


Emergency Medicine

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