Steve Thomas


School of Health and Related Research

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Consultant Cardiac and Vascular Radiologist
+44 114 222 2993

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Steve Thomas
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I was appointed as Senior Lecturer in 2000. Prior to this I had been undertaking training in Vascular Interventional Radiology as Endovascular Fellow at the Sheffield Vascular Institute at the Northern General Hospital. At the same time I undertook an MSc at the University of Sheffield in Health Services Research.

Prior to moving to Sheffield in 1997, I was a Senior Registrar undergoing training in radiology at St George's Hospital, London.

Research interests

My main research interests include the assessment of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of radiological and vascular interventions.

Current projects

  • Studies on the cost-effectiveness of various non-invasive approaches to diagnosis of cardiac disease using cardiac CT and MR techniques.
  • Studies of the cost and outcome implications of the organisation of services for investigation and treatment of TIA
  • Studies of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of endovascular treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm including clinical trials and economic modelling
  • Clinical and cost-effectiveness studies related to endovascular treatment for various aspects of vascular disease including carotid disease and peripheral vascular disease
Teaching activities
  • ALS Instructor
  • Validator for the Radiological Integrated Training Initiative
  • Member of Trent Regional RCR MCQ panel
  • Core faculty member for the UK Interventional Radiology Core
  • Educational supervisor for year 2 SpRs and for a year 5 vascular fellow
  • I teach the SpRs in preparation for their FRCR examinations
  • Module Lead for the Practical Aspects of Clinical Research, a 30 Credit Module as part of the ScHARR MSc in Clinical Research
  • Faculty member on the Sheffield Part II FRCR Course
Professional activities
  • Chairman of the BSIR Registries and Audit Committee
  • Council Member BSIR
  • Core member of the AAA QIP as BSIR representative
  • Member of the NICE Diagnostic Advisory Committee
  • Co-ordinator of the registry of endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms – a voluntary UK wide registry, moving to the NVD online registry.
  • Co-ordinator of the thoracic stent graft registry – a voluntary UK wide registry
  • Member of the BSIR/VS registries group
  • Reviewer for various vascular and interventional radiology journals
  • Responsible for research and research teaching for radiology SpRs on the North Trent Radiology Training Scheme