Dr Gordon Fuller
NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Emergency Medicine
MBChB, MRCS, BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD

Address:Gordon Fuller

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

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 4389
Email: g.fuller@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD ID: 0000-0001-8532-3500


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

Research Interests

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

Professional Activities

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

Current Projects

  • 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

Journal articles