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Matt is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Edinburgh University and a Consultant and NRS Fellow at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He is Research Director of EMERGE, the Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh, a multidisciplinary clinical research group delivering frontline applied health research which is the largest recruiter of EM research participants in the UK. Matt’s research work focuses broadly on Emergency Medicine research in challenging areas of acute care such as syncope, palpitations, and aortic dissection as well as the innovative use of novel technology. He has published over 130 papers and has personally been awarded over £8.5 million in research grants. Matt is also leading the EMERGE Biobank project, which is developing the infrastructure for a prospective, consecutive, emergency, bioresource for emergency presentations linked to the patient’s routinely collected hospital data. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jul 1997

External positions

Chair RCEM research grants committee, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

31 Jan 2019 → …

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma, Queen Mary University of London, Queen Mary University of London

Oct 20172018

Immediate past chair Scottish Transfusion and Support in Trauma Group , NHS Scotland

2016 → …

NRS Career Researcher Clinician, NHS Lothian

Apr 2015 → …

Member of European Society of Cardiology Syncope Task Force , European Society of Cardiology

2015 → …

Member Royal College of Emergency Medicine Research & Publication Committee, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

2015 → …

Member Scotland A Ethics Committee (SAREC)

2015Feb 2018

Director Edinburgh NEMUS Ultrasound courses

2013 → …

NHS Research Scotland Career Research Fellow, NHS Research Scotland (NRS)

Apr 2012Mar 2015

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, ED, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian

Sept 2007 → …


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  • Emergency Medicine


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