I am delighted to announce that the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh have today confirmed Mr Mark Wilson as the first recipient of The Gibson Lectureship in pre-hospital care. The lectureship was set up to recognise individuals who have made a significant clinical contribution to the field and, in addition, have made a significant contribution to the scientific basis and /or the development and delivery of education over an extended period of their career; and have acquired a national or international reputation.
The Lectureship was awarded in open competition and we were lucky to receive a number of high level applications. Mark will receive the courtesy title of Honorary Professor for the duration of the Award. He will give a lecture at a college scientific meeting and lead the Faculty efforts in collaborative research for the next two years. Mark is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust in London with an interest in head injury. He received his PhD from University College London in 2014 and runs an active research programme at St Mary’s Hospital. He has practiced pre-hospital care for many years at London’s Air Ambulance and has also developed the successful Good Sam app to improve care in out of hospital cardiac arrest.
I am delighted that Mark has been appointed and I am confident that he will be a dynamic and effective addition to the Faculty of Pre-Hospital care in this role.
Chairman Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care
Mark said “The pre-hospital period is critical for fragile oxygen demanding tissues, in particular the brain and heart. Interventions in this period result in neuron and lifesaving outcomes. However, research in this field is relatively untapped. I very much believe that advances in pre-hospital care will provide the greatest gains in critical conditions such as trauma, cardiac arrest and brain injury over the next 20 years. I am incredibly grateful to the Faculty for appointing me to the Gibson Lectureship in pre-hospital care through which I hope to help the pre-hospital community further research and understanding in this time-critical period for patients”.
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