Dr Damian Roland

Honorary Professor and Consultant 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


  • Elizabeth Molyneaux Award for best presentation at APEM stream RCEM Conference 2020
  • 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 - 2021

Bielicki JA, Stöhr W, Barratt S, Dunn D, Naufal N, Roland D, Sturgeon K, Finn A, Rodriguez-Ruiz J, Malhotra-Kumar S, Powell C, Faust S, Alcock Anastasia, Hall D, Robinson G, Hawcutt D, Lyttle D, Gibb D, Sharland M for the PERUKI, GAPRUKI and the CAP-IT trial group.  Effect of Amoxicillin Dose and Treatment Duration on the Need for Antibiotic Re-treatment in Children With Community-Acquired Pneumonia: The CAP-IT Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA. 2021;326(17):1713–1724. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.17843

Waterfield T, Lyttle MD, Munday C, Foster S, McNulty M, Platt R, Barrett M, Rogers E, Durnin S, Jameel N, Maney J-A, McGinn C, McFetridge L, Mitchell H, Puthucode D and Roland D.  On behalf of Paediatric Emergency Research in the UK and Ireland (PERUKI). Validating clinical practice guidelines for the management of febrile infants presenting to the emergency department in the UK and Ireland Archives of Disease in Childhood Published Online First: 16 September 2021. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-322586

Klassen T, Dalziel SR, Babl FE, Benito J, Bressan S, Chamberlain J, Chang TP, Freedman SB, Kohn-Loncarica G, Lyttle MD, Mintegi S, Mistry RD, Nigrovic LE, Oostenbrink R, Plint AC, Rino P, Roland D, Van De Mosselaer G, Kuppermann N. The Pediatric Emergency Research Network: A Decade of Global Research Cooperation in Pediatric Emergency Care. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021 Jun 3. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002466. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34091572.


Roland D, Wolfe I, Klaber RE, et al Final warning on the need for integrated care systems in acute paediatrics Archives of Disease in Childhood Published Online First: 16 September 2021. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-320828

Lo DBeardsmore CRoland D, et al Risk factors for asthma attacks and poor control in children: a prospective observational study in UK primary care
Southgate, G., Harmer, M.J., Hewitson, R., Livesey, H., Longbottom, K., Yassaee, A., Roland, D. and Pryde, K. (2021), Safeguarding should be a key outcome measure when evaluating video consultations in paediatrics J Paediatr Child Health, 57: 766-767
Kakleas K, Farah A, Roland D Utilisation and accuracy of the emergency care data set in children with food allergy and anaphylaxis
Reeves AAuerbach MKou M, Sanseau E, Hamann M & Roland D Bridging the language gap for simulation resources
Elwan MH, Edwards SL, Hassanein M, Roland D et al COVID-19 monthly top five

Buonsenso D, Roland D, De Rose C, Vásquez-Hoyos P, Ramly B, Chakakala-Chaziya JN, Munro A, González-Dambrauskas S. SCHOOLS CLOSURES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A Catastrophic Global Situation. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Jan 12. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003052. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33464019.

Roland DStilwell PAFortune P, et al Case for change: a standardised inpatient paediatric early warning system in England
Wheway JStilwell PACook A, Roland D A preimplementation survey for a standardised approach to paediatric early warning systems
Roland DTeo KWBandi S, et al COVID-19 is not a driver of clinically significant viral wheeze and asthma
Heal CCotterill SRowland AG, et al Inter-rater reliability of paediatric emergency assessment: physiological and clinical features
Snelson ERoland DMunro APS Throat and ear infections in children: URTI in the time of COVID-19


Publications - 2020

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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