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 - 2018

Simone L, Lyttle MD, Roland D, et al Canadian and UK/Ireland practice patterns in lumbar puncture performance in febrile neonates with bronchiolitis
Gray SJ, Wacogne ID, Roland D Fifteen-minute consultation: Safety netting effectively

Stoner, Michael J,  Mahajan, Prashant, Bressan, Silvia, Lam, Samuel H. F, Chumpitazi, Corrie E., Kornblith, Aaron E, Linakis, Seth ,  Roland, Damian,  Freedman, Stephen B, Nigrovic, Lise E,  Denninghoff, Kurt, Ishimine, Paul, Kuppermann, Nathan.  Pediatric Emergency Care Research Networks: A Research Agenda, Academic Emergency Medicine 2018;25:1336–1344.

Riaz S, Rowland A, Woby S, Long T, Liveley J, Cotterill S, Heal C and Roland D. Refining and testing the diagnositic accuracty of an assessment tool (PAT-POPS) to predict admission an discharge of children and young people who attend an emergency department: protocol for an observational study BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:303

Bamat A, Manly B Harer M and Roland D. Social Media for Pediatric Research: what, who, why and #? Pediatric Research 2018: 84; 597599
Keir A, Bamat N, Patel RM, Elkhateeb O and Roland D. Utilising social media to educate and inform healthcare professionals, policy-makers and the broader community in evidence-based healthcare

Waterfield T, Lyttle MD, Fairley D, McKenna J, Woolfall K, Lynn F, Maney J-A, Roland D, Wier A, Shields M on behalf of Paediatric Emergency Research in the UK and Ireland (PERUKI) The “Petechiae in children” (PiC) study: evaluating potential clinical decision rules for the management of feverish children with non-blanching rashes, including the role of point of care testing for Procalcitonin & Neisseria meningitidis DNA – a study protocol BMC Pediatrics. 2018; 18: 246.

Thomas-Jones E, Lloyd A, Roland D et al. A prospective, mixed-methods, before and after study to identify the evidence base for the core components of an effective Paediatric Early Warning System and the development of an implementation package containing those core recommendations for use in the UK: Paediatric early warning system – utilisation and mortality avoidance– the PUMA study protocol BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:244

Roland D, Spurr, J., & Cabrera, D. Initial Standardized Framework for Reporting Social Media Analytics in Emergency Care Research. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health 2018 https://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2018.3.36489
Roland D What are you looking at?
Neill SRoland DThompson M, et al. Why are acute admissions to hospital of children under 5 years of age increasing in the UK?
Roland DSnelson E ‘So why didn’t you think this baby was ill?’ Decision-making in acute paediatrics

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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