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Consultant Nephrologist, CMFT & Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
MBBS, CCST (Nephrology), MD (Nephrology), FRCP (London)
Artificial kidney & Blood purification techniques, Dialysis Medicine including Home Hemodialysis, Innovation in Healthcare Technology
University College London (UCL), UK
Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK
Churchill Hospital (Oxford), UK
Lister Hospital Stevenage (Hertfordshire), UK
North West Deanery (Greater Manchester), UK
Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical lead for Haemodialyis modalities with an academic research interest in Dialysis Medicine and blood purification techniques. Early research interests in the investigation of cardiovascular mechanisms and interstitial fluid compartment shifts in extracorporeal therapies at UCL contributed to the development of blood volume monitoring technology, a part of standard dialysis care today. The current applied research programme includes projects in biomaterials and devices for extracellular fluid sensing and its transport, innovations in vascular access and blood purification technology & transformational care delivery models that can lead to direct patient benefit. Investigator role in 29 clinical trials both as a Chief Investigator (13 trials) and Principal Investigator (16 trials) with £1.9m grant income from NIHR, charities and industry with 39 publications, book chapters and journal supplements and 12 national awards. Faculty for Dialysis Study group, UK Renal Registry and various national and international nephrology courses with research roles that include supervision of post docs fellowships, International patents, Inventor of 2 Academic spinouts, 2 National Chairs (SBRI, NIHR D4D) and National Clinical Study Group Lead for Hemodialysis, UK Kidney Research Consortium.
Innovation Lead role in promoting patient centred technological solutions for unmet clinical need in healthcare. Leading R&I initiatives as Chair SBRI Kidney care £3.6 m technology Innovation funding call (DoH R&D) 2013-16 ; Chair & Innovation lead Renal theme, NIHR Devices for Dignity, Health Tech Cooperative ; MIMIT Site Miner CMFT, University of Manchester (CIMIT Boston collaboration) and Lead Organiser, Annual International Conference on Home Therapies. Key national opinion leader in Home Hemodialysis, Advisor to National Renal Clinical Director, Expert Advisor for ESRD treatments at the National Horizon Scanning centre, Dept. Of Public Health & Epidemiology, Guideline Reviewer for Clarity Knowledge Development Group on behalf of NICE CKS and Chair UK Advisory Committees to global industry leaders in pharmaceuticals & extracorporeal technology. External academic affiliations (University of Brighton, Univ of Hertfordshire, Queensland University, Dutch Kidney Foundation & Imperial College Business School, London)
Clinical Research and Innovation Awards
- HSJ Top 50 UK Innovator in healthcare award November 2013
- Winner for NHS Innovation Challenge Award 2011 First Prize
- Winner NICE Excellence Award ICC Birmingham 2011 First Prize
- Winner of the British Journal of Renal Medicine Awards (2010) First Prize
- National Clinical Excellence Award 2012
- National Thrombus innovation award, London November 2012
- Emerging Biotechnology project of the year 2010 First Prize
- Best Emerging spinout of the year 2010 First Prize
- First and second prizes for CARM fair awards Manchester2010
- Healthcare services Transformation award 2010 (Finalist)
- American Society for Artificial organs Award (supervisor) 2012
- European Dialysis Transplant Association Fellowship award (supervisor) 2011
Regular supervision postdoc MD/PhD students (9 funded postdoc fellowships in the past 5 yr), Vascular Access Interventional Fellowship program, Renal Innovation Fellowship, Faculty Annual Dialysis Course Royal Free Hospital, BRS Education Committee, Undergraduate Manchester Medical School, Supervisor Nuffield STEM Projects.
Renal Association, UK, British Renal Society, EDTA, UCL Alumni Network, NHS Innovation Challenge Network, Manchester Medical Society.
External Peer reviewer
KI, AJKD, NDT, RfPB, ASAIO, KRUK, HTA, JRC.
Work reported in the media through BBC, ITV4, Guardian, Telegraph, Nursing Standard, Health Executive TV, NICE website, Health Service Journal and US Presswire release.