Paediatrics

Consultants hosting AF trainees within the speciality of paediatrics.

Professor Liz Anderson

Clinical research

I am a regional, national and international leader of interprofessional education aligned to team working and patient safety. I have a range of research projects within medical educational exploring interprofessional simulations, the need for reflection using Portfolios and designing and piloting new learning possibilities in practice, recently bringing together pharmacists and medical students.


Dr Natalie Armstrong

Clinical research

The SAPPHIRE (Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research) Group in the department of Health Sciences uses social science theory and methods to undertake research and evaluation in order to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. A developing area of interest in the group is around overdiagnosis and overtreatment, which occur when a diagnosis is ‘correct’ according to current standards but the diagnosis or associated treatment has a low probability of benefiting the patient, and may instead be harmful. We would welcome Academic Foundation doctors keen to explore this area further either in general terms or as it relates to a particular clinical area.


Dr Erol Gaillard

Clinical research

Children's asthma phenotyping.

EMBER pathology node - VOC in asthma.

Fungal sensitisation and airway fungal colonisation and asthma.


Dr James Greening

Clinical research

Type 1 diabetes specifically insulin pumps and sensor pumps as well as innovative areas of structured education use of media and telemedicine.


Dr Damian Roland

Clinical research

Scoring systems in children's acute and emergency care.

Decision making in emergency care.

Social Media as a method of Knowledge Translation.


Dr Carolyn Tarrant

Clinical research

The SAPPHIRE (Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research) Group has expertise in qualitative methods and health care improvement, with particular interests in acute care, maternity care, healthcare associated infections, and measurement for improvement. A qualitative project would be available to explore junior doctors' experiences of working in acute care at weekends, in relation to their role and professional development; we would also be happy to discuss other possible research topics.


Paediatrics aFY projects 2019

Dr Erol Gaillard

Clinical research

I have an interest in asthma diagnosis in children using physiological tests and biological samples. This is a difficult but fascinating area and I represent paediatric respiratory medicine on national committees and currently chair a European Task Force on asthma diagnosis in children. In addition I m the paediatric investigator on the East Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node (EMBER) a 2.5 million GBP project funded by the Medical Research Council.