Michael Poon

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Michael's main research focus is on improving care and outcomes for people diagnosed with a brain tumour. He is interested in translational brain tumour research that applies to the population. He is the principal investigator for clinical epidemiology of brain and central nervous system tumours in Wales using the SAIL databank. He also set up and is a co-investigator for the Decisions and outcomes After initial brain TUmour Management (DATUM) project based in Southeast Scotland. Michael is a group member of the Clinical Natural Language Processing Research Group and contributes to the Whole population Automated Reading of Brain imaging reports in Linked Electronic health Records (WARBLER) study. He is also a keen collaborative researcher, who has been supporting the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative (BNTRC) for the past 5 years as well as student collaborative research initiatives (NSAMR & NANSIG). Research training is important to Michael and he regularly supervises medical students and masters students in undertaking research projects.

Michael is a SCREDS Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and an honorary neurosurgical registrar at NHS Lothian. He has a BMedSci (Hons) in neurosciences, an MSc in epidemiology, and a PhD in Medical Informatics. 

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, Master of Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Neurosciences, Bachelor of Biomedical science, University of Edinburgh

Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh

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