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: 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

Publications - 2017

Marikar D, Reynolds S and Roland D. Management of children and young people with an acute decrease in conscious level (RCPCH guideline update 2015)

Roland D. Social Media and the Digital Health Arena. Future Healthcare Journal

Roland D, Arshad F, Coats T, and Davies F. Baseline Characteristics of the Paediatric Observation Priority Score in Emergency Departments outside Its Centre of Derivation BioMed Research International, vol. 2017, Article ID 9060852, 5 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/9060852

Roland D, Spurr J, Cabrera D. Preliminary Evidence for the Emergence of a Health Care Online Community of Practice: Using a Netnographic Framework for Twitter Hashtag Analytics J Med Internet Res 2017;19(7):e252

Roland D. Spotting the Black Swan: why Emergency Medicine is ahead of the curve.

Green, W., Jones, C., Maltby, J., Robinson, S., Roland, D., Stafford, C. (2017). Team situational awareness: Practitioner--‐centred design of a safety huddles toolkit. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. London: Taylor & Francis., pp. 223--‐231. ISBN: 978--‐1--‐5272--‐0762--‐2

Roland D Paediatric Early Warning Systems: myths and muses Paediatrics and Child Health, 2017. 27(5): p.242-246

Mann J and Roland D What are the measures that can be used to assess performance during in situ Paediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation? BMJ Simulation and TEL 2017 

Roland D Have we forgotten to teach how to think?

Knight K, van Leeuwen D, Roland D, Moll H A, Oostenbrink R YouTube: are parent-uploaded videos of their unwell children a useful source of medical information for other parents? Arch Dis Child doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311967

Chan T, Trueger NS, Roland D and Thomas B. Evidence-based medicine in the era of social media: Scholarly engagement through participation and online interaction. CJEM

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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