Dr Gordon Fuller
NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Emergency Medicine
MBChB, MRCS, BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 4389
Gordon is a National Institute of Health Research clinical lecturer in emergency medicine. He qualified with distinction from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 2002 and is currently completing higher specialist training in emergency medicine and Intensive care medicine in South Yorkshire. His clinical training has additionally included basic surgical training, and paediatric and major trauma fellowships in South Africa.
Academically, he completed a BSc (Hons, 1st) in Pharmacology at the University of Glasgow with award of the Jon Buchannan and John J Lewis Prizes. During a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship he then worked with the Trauma Audit and Research Network, receiving the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Rod Little Prize, and completed a MPH (awarded with distinction) specialising in Global Health. He subsequently completed a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship and NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship at the University of Sheffield, prior to his current role as a NIHR clinical lecturer
Gordon has a diverse range of research interests in emergency and critical care:
• Major trauma, including severe traumatic brain injury
• Sports related concussion
• Venous thromboembolism
• Evaluation of interventions and systems in emergency care settings
Gordon is trained and experienced in a wide range of research designs and methodologies:
• Clinical trials
• Discrete choice experiments
• Observational research, including longitudinal follow up, diagnostic, and cohort studies
• Systematic reviews
• Health economic analysis (trial based and decision analysis modelling)
• Consensus studies
• Inter-rater agreement studies
• Parametric survival analysis, linear regression, logistic regression, adjusted limited dependent variable modelling, multi-level modelling, multiple imputation, probabilistic sensitivity analysis, agreement and reliability statistics
His professional roles include:
- Specialist registrar in emergency and intensive care medicine
- Clinical lecturer in emergency medicine
- World Rugby Head Injury Assessment Research Group investigator
- Associate editor, British Journal of Sports Medicine
- Trial Steering Group member PHRASE trial
- Clinical academic training lead, CURE, University of Sheffield
- Emergency Medicine Trainee Research Network member
- NIHR HTA. MATTS: Major Trauma Triage Study. Chief Investigator
- NIHR HTA. ACUTE: Ambulance CPAP: Use, Treatment effect and Economics randomised controlled trial. Chief investigator
- RCEM. Should adults with a minor head injury taking direct oral anticoagulants receive a CT scan? Systematic review and pilot cohort study. Chief Investigator
- University of Sheffield/Victoria State Trauma Registry. Utility values for GOS states following major trauma. Chief Investigator
- NIHR HTA. Prehospital sepsis screening tools. Co-investigator
- NIHR HTA. TIME: Take home naloxone Intervention Multicentre Emergency setting feasibility trial. Co-investigator
- NIHR/ University of Sheffield. GEMCARN. Global Emergency Care Research Network. Co-investigator
- Football Association. The Prevalence of Degenerative Neurocognitive Disease in Retired Professional Footballers compared to the General Population. Co-investigator
- World Rugby. Head Injury Assessment Project. Chief Investigator:
- Evaluation of the World Rugby HIA process
- RFU Discrete choice experiment sideline - concussion screening preferences.
- Sideline concussion cognitive screening tests in SuperRugby
- Sideline performance of SCAT5 as a concussion screening instrument
- Effects of exercise on SCAT-5 results
- Reproducibility of SCAT-5 results
- Accuracy of sideline video assessment of head impact events
Current funding applications
- NIHR HTA. Prehospital randomised controlled trial of penthrox for traumatic pain
- NIHR HTA. Packman study: Prehospital ketamine v morphine for traumatic pain
- NIHR RfPB. AHEAD2: Should adults with a minor head injury taking direct oral anticoagulants receive a CT scan? Co- Investigator
- CIHR Evaluating a selective CT head scanning approach in anticoagulated head injured emergency patients. Co- Investigator
Recently Completed Projects
- NIHR HTA. Thromboprophylaxsis in lower limb immobilisation. Delphi study and Study advisory group member.
- NIHR HTA. DIPEP: Diagnosis and investigation of PE in Pregnancy. Co-investigator
- NIHR HTA. The Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITSNS) Trial. Co-investigator.
- NIHR HTA. Themed Stroke review: Steering group member.
- US National Institute for Health. Common Data Elements in Sports Related Concussion. Steering group member
- World Rugby. Head Injury Assessment Project:
- Normative SCAT3 and SCAT5 values in Rugby Players
- Tackle risk factors for head injury
- Operational implementation of concussion in sport consensus recommendations
- Video signs of sports related concussion
- Community injury surveillance
- Long term health outcomes in Rugby
- Rugby Football Union. Diagnostic accuracy of the King-Devick test for sports related concussion. Chief investigator
- Patricios J, Fuller GW, Ellenbogen R, Herring S, Kutcher JS, Loosemore M, Makdissi M, McCrea M, Putukian M & Schneider KJ (2017) What are the critical elements of sideline screening that can be used to establish the diagnosis of concussion? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 888-894. View this article in WRRO
- Echemendia RJ, Meeuwisse W, McCrory P, Davis GA, Putukian M, Leddy J, Makdissi M, Sullivan SJ, Broglio SP, Raftery M , Schneider K et al (2017) The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (SCAT5): Background and rationale. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51, 848-850. View this article in WRRO
- Fuller GW, Kemp SPT & Raftery M (2017) The accuracy and reproducibility of video assessment in the pitch-side management of concussion in elite rugby. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(3), 246-249. View this article in WRRO
- Fuller CW, Fuller GW, Kemp SPT & Raftery M (2017) Evaluation of World Rugby's concussion management process: results from Rugby World Cup 2015. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(1), 64-69. View this article in WRRO
- Fuller GW, Hernandez M, Pallott D, Lecky F, Stevenson M & Gabbe B (2017) Health State Preference Weights for the Glasgow Outcome Scale Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review and Mapping Study. Value in Health, 20(1), 141-151. View this article in WRRO
- Fuller GW, Ransom J, Mandrekar J & Brown AW (2016) Long-Term Survival Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Population-Based Parametric Survival Analysis. Neuroepidemiology, 47(1), 1-10. View this article in WRRO
- Lecky F, Russell W, Fuller G, McClelland G, Pennington E, Goodacre S, Han K, Curran A, Holliman D, Freeman J , Chapman N et al (2016) The Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) randomised trial: a feasibility study.. Health Technology Assessment, 20(1), 1-198. View this article in WRRO
- Fuller G, McClelland G, Lawrence T, Russell W & Lecky F (2016) The diagnostic accuracy of the HITSNS prehospital triage rule for identifying patients with significant traumatic brain injury: A cohort study. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 23(1), 61-64.
- Fuller GW, Kemp SPT & Decq P (2015) The International Rugby Board (IRB) Pitch Side Concussion Assessment trial: a pilot test accuracy study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(8), 529-535.
- Fuller G, Lawrence T, Woodford M & Lecky F (2014) The accuracy of alternative triage rules for identification of significant traumatic brain injury: a diagnostic cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 31(11), 914-919.
- Fuller G, Pallot D, Coats T & Lecky F (2014) The effectiveness of specialist neuroscience care in severe traumatic brain injury: a systematic review.. Br J Neurosurg, 28(4), 452-460.
- Fuller G, Lawrence T, Woodford M, Hasler R, Mealing N, Juni P & Lecky F (2013) The association between admission systolic blood pressure and mortality in significant traumatic brain injury: A multi-centre cohort study. Injury.
- Fuller G, Bouamra O, Woodford M, Jenks T, Patel H, Coats TJ, Oakley P, Mendelow AD, Pigott T, Hutchinson PJ & Lecky F (2011) The effect of specialist neurosciences care on outcome in adult severe head injury: a cohort study.. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, 23(3), 198-205.