Professor Fiona Lecky


School of Health and Related Research

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
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Professor Fiona Lecky
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Fiona Lecky is Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine at CURE (the Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care Research) in the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Salford Royal Hospital and holds an Honorary Chair as Research Director of the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) at the University of Manchester and Research Professor of the Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). She chaired the 2014 update of the NICE Head Injury Guideline and has been a member of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Research Committee since 201.

Fiona has a 60/40 commitment to her University and clinical roles. She supervises under and postgraduate research students and is a lead investigator in international multicentre trauma research initiatives which are her major research interest.

Research interests

Fiona’s research interests include: Traumatic Brain Injury, Major Trauma, Biomarkers in Emergency Care and Injury Epidemiology. Latterly she has been Chair of the College of Emergency Medicine Research Committee – successfully setting up PhD studentships for Trainee Emergency Physicians, and the NW EM Walport Programme lead with a competitive ACF programme.

Recent publications include those looking at TBI epidemiology, trends in major trauma outcome and clinical effectiveness in trauma care and venour thromboembolism with a particular focus on head injury.

Current projects:

  • Global Emergency Care Research Network (GEMCARN)/Lead applicant/GCRF-QR/£50,000/2019-20
  • Major Trauma Triage tool Study (MATTS)/Co-applicant/NIHR HTA/£612,243/ 2018-2021
  • Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)/Co-applicant /HTA / £500,000/ 2017-2020
  • Collaborative European Neurotrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury TBI/ EU FP7/Co-applicant/ € 30, 000,000 2013-20
  • Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN) Research Grant / Lead (Sole) applicant/ NHS Trusts / £350,000 per year recurrent /2002 -2008 £600,000 2009 and 2010 / £1 million recurrent for future.
  • Validating Injury Burden Estimates Study Junior – Co applicant / Australian National Health Medical Research Council /ASD600,000/2018-20
  • Canadian Program on Low Value Clinical Practices in Injury Care – Co applicant / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Can$ 800,000 / 2015-2023
  • STUdy of the Management of BLunt chest wall trauma (STUMBL)/ Co-researcher/ HCRW/ £300,000/ 2016-2018
  • Injury Research Workshop /Newton Fund Lead Applicant, £30,000/ 2016-2018
  • Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy (DiPEP) Study – Co Applicant/ Health Technology Assessment/ £600,000 20-14-18

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  • Banerjee J, Baxter M, Coats T, Edwards A, Griffiths R, Kumar DS, Lecky F, Sammy I, Turpin S, Weldon A & Woodford M (2017) Major Trauma in Older People. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lecky F, Mason S, Benger J, Cameron P & Walsh C (2012) Framework for Quality and Safety in the Emergency Departments. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lecky FE, Mason S, Benger J, Cameron P & Walsh C () IFEM Framework for Quality and Safety in the Emergency Department. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Sammy IA, Chatha H, Lecky F, Bouamra O, Fragoso Iniguez M, Sattout A & Hickey M (2016) First rib fractures as an indicator of injury severity in major trauma. International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) 2016, Cape Town. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download