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Dr Rick Body (MB ChB, MRCSEd(A&E), FCEM, PhD) - personal details

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Dr Rick Body

Role: NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine

Tel: +44 (0)161 276 8539

Location:

Emergency Medicine Research Office,

Emergency Department,

Manchester Royal Infirmary,

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9WL,

United Kingdom

Telephone: @richardbody (Twitter)

Websites

 

Biography

I completed my clinical training in Emergency Medicine in Manchester, which included the three-year Critical Care rotation at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.  In 2005 I took up a Doctoral Research Fellowship and I completed my PhD in clinical decision rules to enable early exclusion of acute coronary syndromes in 2009.  In 2010 I took up a post as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at The University of Manchester.  During that time I was Chief Investigator for a prospective cohort study of 477 patients with the aim of externally validating the (subsequently renamed) Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes decision rule (UKCRN 8376).

In January 2012 I took up a post as Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and became the Research Director for the Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Research Group (EMERGING), overseeing a novel merger with Critical Care research at the Trust.  Over the following 12 months, the EMERGING team developed a large portfolio of both academic and commercial studies with some notable successes, and the team now contains 5 research nurses and a part-time trials co-ordinator.  We are ideally placed to deliver late phase trials in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.  With excellent links with Clinical Trials Units, economists and statisticians and our passion to increasingly involve service users in our work, we are aiming to grow our academic portfolio substantially over the coming years.

Qualifications

  • 2010 FCEM, College of Emergency Medicine
  • 2009 PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2003 MRCSEd(A&E), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburth
  • 2000 MB ChB, University of Manchester

Role

My current roles include the following:

  • NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow (November 2012 - present)
  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (January 2012 - present)
  • Honorary Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Manchester (January 2012 - present)
  • Research Director, Manchester Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Research Group (EMERGING) at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (January 2012 - present)
  • Professor of the College of Emergency Medicine [appointed June 2013 and deferred until April 2015]
  • Editor, St. Emlyn's Medical Education blog (www.stemlynsblog.org, June 2012 - present)
  • Editor, Best BETS (Best Evidence Topic Summaries) at the Emergency Medicine Journal and www.bestbets.org
  • Deputy Theme Lead for Injuries & Emergencies at Greater Manchester Comprehensive Local Research Network
  • Member of the Research & Publications Committee at The College of Emergency Medicine (2012 - present)
  • Member of the Research Committee at the European Society of Emergency Medicine (2013 - present)
  • Member of the Reviewer Advisory Group at the Emergency Medicine Journal (www.emj.bmj.com)
  • Academic Education lead for North West Emergency Medicine trainees
  • Board Member, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (MAHSC) Clinical Trials Unit (July 2013 - present)

 

 

 

 

  • In 2013 I also acted as an expert adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on high sensitivity troponin T.  I am the Chief Investigator for the Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes trial (ISRCTN86818215), the Novel Biomarkers of Acute Coronary Syndromes with Metabolomics study, the 'Comparison of a Novel Suffering Score with the Widely Used Pain Score' study and the 'Discrete Event Model of a Hospital Emergency Department' study.  I am the UK Principal Investigator for the TRAPID-AMI study (CCRN 742, which recruited ahead of time and target) and the 'Evaluation of a novel point of care test for beta HCG' study (CCRN 1115, which is recruiting to time and target).  The EMERGING team, which I direct, has a growing portfolio of both academic and industry studies across Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.  In 2013 I was named the Principal Investigator of the Year in the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards.

 

 

Teaching

  • Editor, St. Emlyn's Medical Education Blog (www.stemlynsblog.org), which attracts approximatly 10,000 views per month and is devoted to Free, Open Access Medical Education.  Our focus is on translational education, which is about teaching in a social way to speed up the process of finding evidence to translation into clinical practice.
  • Academic Teaching lead, North Western Emergency Medicine training
  • I offer Research Project options to 4th year medical students.  My students have achieved several presentations at national conferences over the past 5 years.  If you are a medical student interested in a Project Option with me, please send me an email at richard.body@manchester.ac.uk.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals who would be interested in undertaking a clinically orientated PhD or MD in Emergency Medicine.  Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more.