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


  • 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 - 2020/21

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.

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 consultatios in paediatrics J Paediatr Child Health, 57: 766-767.

Stilwell PAMunro APSBasatemur E, Da Camera T, Harwood R and Roland D. Bibliography of published COVID-19 in children literature
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
Waterfield T, Maney JA, Fairley D, Roland D et al. Validating clinical practice guidelines for the management of children with non-blanching rashes in the UK (PiC): a prospective, multicentre cohort study. The Lancet. Infectious Diseases. 2020 Nov. DOI: 10.1016/s1473-3099(20)30474-6.

Reynolds SYap DMarikar D, Roland D. Fifteen-minute consultation: The infant with a neck lump

Rowe-Setz GBehringer WRoland D, et al Fifteen minute consultation: When can I use a medical app?

Long T, Rowland A, Cotterill S, Woby S, Heal C, Garratt N, Brown S, Roland D. Opt-out Consent in Children's Emergency Medicine Research. Compr Child Adolesc Nurs. 2020 Sep 16:1-12. doi: 10.1080/24694193.2020.1812766. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32936676

Singer RLeo GDavis T, et al The Baby Shark (Songs Heard Affecting Resuscitation Kinetics) study
Mann JAPatel NBragg J, Roland, D Did children ‘stay safe’? Evaluation of burns presentations to a children’s emergency department during the period of COVID-19 school closures

Bogiatzopoulou A, Mayberry H, Hawcutt DB, Whittaker E, Munro A, Roland D et al. COVID-19 in children: what did we learn from the first wave? Paediatr Child Health (Oxford). 2020 Sep 18. doi: 10.1016/j.paed.2020.09.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32983255; PMCID: PMC7500879.

Pandey M, Sisodia S, Bandi S, Roland D. Incidence of spread of clinically relevant SARS-CoV2 infection between children in a tertiary emergency department: An evaluation. J Infect. 2020 Sep 19:S0163-4453(20)30628-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.09.020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32961252.

Jahn HK, Jahn IHJ, Roland D, Behringer W, Lyttle M; Paediatric Emergency Research in the United Kingdom, Ireland (PERUKI). Prescribing in a paediatric emergency: A PERUKI survey of prescribing and resuscitation aids. Acta Paediatr. 2020 Sep 1. doi: 10.1111/apa.15551. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32869877.

Edwards SRoland D. Fifteen-minute consultation: Assessing the child with an elbow injury

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

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

Lo D, Beardsmore C, Roland D et al. Spirometry and FeNO testing for asthma in children in UK primary care: a prospective observational cohort study of feasibility and acceptability


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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