Dr. Roland is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Honorary Associate Professor. His research interests include scoring systems in emergency and acute care and educational evaluation. He co-developed the Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS) an award winning system assessing acuity of children in emergency settings. He was also part of the team that delivered “www.spottingthesickchild.com” and has previously been named as one of the top 50 innovators in the NHS. Damian also chairs PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research United Kingdom and Ireland), which gives him and the team an opportunity to raise awareness of the important of research and evidence based practice at scale. The list of the many things Damian hasn’t done or achieved is far longer but through these he learns and develops new ideas.
Damian is a firm believer in the power of social media as a mechanism of knowledge translation and has a visible digital presence via twitter (@damian_roland) and his own blog (rolobotrambles.com)