Professor Suzanne Mason MBBS, FRCS, FFAEM, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
I qualified in medicine from London University in 1990. I pursued my training initially in surgery and then specialised in Emergency Medicine. I spent a year as a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow and was awarded an MD whilst undertaking higher training in Emergency Medicine. I joined Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2001, was promoted to Reader in 2007 and professor in 2010. I divide my time between the university and as a consultant at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust emergency department.
My main research interests include evaluating complex interventions in emergency and urgent care. I am particularly interested in the evaluation of new roles and alternative pathways of patient care.
Current studies include CLAHRC 2: avoiding admissions and attendance in patients with long term conditions; Understanding Exit Block in Emergency Departments, Evaluating the impact of ED Closures on demand for services
My research interests relate to the evaluation of complex interventions and systems in emergency care settings. I have extensive experience in multi-centre mixed methods studies which can directly inform the delivery of high quality emergency care to patients.
Phase 2B SSC student placement - MBBS
MBBS - Intercalated BMedSci
NIHR Clinical Lecturer and Academic Clinical Fellow posts in Emergency Medicine
Masters in Advanced Emergency Medicine – Module Lead for Evidence Based Emergency Medicine
Specialist registrars in emergency medicine - Educational supervisor and small group teaching
Foundation year doctors in emergency medicine - Educational supervisor and small group teaching
Other Teaching Activities
Advanced Trauma Life Support Courses - Teaching course material and undertaking assessmentsEmergency medicine CPD courses - Teaching course material
1. Pickering A, Mason S. Lower Abdominal Pain. In: Morris F, Fletcher A. Emergency Medicine Short Cases. Blackwell Publishing, 2009.
2. Mason S. Pleural Effusion. In: Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Heyworth J (Eds) Adult Textbook of Emergency Medicine, 3rd Edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2009.
3. Mason S. Mental Health In: Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Heyworth J (Eds) Adult Textbook of Emergency Medicine, 3rd Edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2009.
4. Mason S. Pleural Effusion. In: Cameron P, Jelinek G, Kelly AM, Murray L, Heyworth J (Eds) Adult Textbook of Emergency Medicine, 4th Edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2014.
1. 2015- Treasurer, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
2. 2012- Member, Royal College of Emergency Medicine Executive Committee
3. 2012 - Member, Royal College of Emergency Medicine Council
4. 2015- Member, Royal College of Emergency Medicine Corporate Governance Committee
5. 2012- Member, EMJ Management Committee
6. 2010- EMJ Editorial Board
7. 2015- DMEC Member, Paramedic 2 Trial, NIHR HTA
8. 2013- Member, Commissioned Panel, NIHR HSDR
9. 2013- Founding Member, National Emergency Medicine Clinical Studies Group
10. 2016- Member Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Conference Committee
11. 2017- Section Editor, BMC Emergency Medicine
12. 2017- Chair, Trial Steering Committee, GPED Study, NIHR HSDR 2017-2020.
13. 2016 External examiner PhD thesis, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, October
14. Regular peer review of submitted papers for national and international emergency medicine journals and for grant funding bodies.
15. Invited speaker presentations:
|Research in pre-hospital care. Pre-hospital care themed review launch.||Sheffield||April 2016|
|'Learning to Love Frailty’ SMACC conference||Dublin||June 2016|
|Update from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine||NHS Benchmarking, London||October 2016|
Journal Referee work: Regular peer review of submitted papers for: Emergency Medicine Journal, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, General Hospital Psychiatry, European Psychiatry, BMC Trials, BMJ.
Grant referee work: Peer review of applications for funding from: NIHR HTA. Member of panel of experts for HTA, NIHR Research for patient benefit programme, UK College of emergency medicine, NIHR SDO reviewer, Diabetes UK, EPSRC.
Health North: Connected Health Cities (within Connected Yorkshire), 2016-2018. Department of Health, Principal investigator - S Mason, Other investigator - J Nicholl. £692,206
Liaision Mental Health in ED, 2016-2017. NHS Sheffield CCG, RCF (SHSC). Principal investigator - S Mason, Other investigators - C O'Keeffe. £40,000
Frail Older People in ED, 2016-17. CLAHRC RCF. Principal investigator - S Mason Other investigator - C O’Keeffe. £24,510
CLAHRC2: Theme Lead for Avoiding Attendance and Admission in Patients with Long Term Conditions, 2013-2018. NIHR. Principal Investigator – S Mason, Other investigators – J Young, S Gilbody, E Goyder, S Mason, M Hawley, K Gerrish, J Wright, R Lawton, J Brazier. £1.4 million
Urgent and Emergency Care : The role of the Consultant, 2014-2016. Y&H Academic Health Science Network. Principal investigator - S Mason, Other investigators - M Kuczawski, K Reynard, J Lee. £250,000
Patients and staff perspectives on the reasons for attendance at Emergency Departments in Yorkshire and Humber, 2016-2017. BMA. Principal investigator - S Mason, Other investigators - J Nicholl, C O’Keeffe, R Jacques. £60,000
AHEAD2: Evaluating adverse outcome amongst patients following head injury who are taking the newer oral anticoagulant medications (NOACs) – A Pilot Study, 2015-2016. Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Principal investigator - S Mason, Other investigators - M Kuczawski, J Humphrey. £10,500
CLOSED: Analysis of the impact of closing EDs in the UK, 2014-2016. NIHR HSDR. Principal investigator - E Knowles, Other invetigators - J Nicholl, S Mason, E Hirst. £213,000
How doctors decide: observation care and clinical decision making in emergency departments in the United States and the United Kingdom, 2015-2017. Faculty Development Grant for Global Public Health Research. Principal investigator - B Wright, Other investigators - J Bannerjee, G Martin, D Roland, A Ahmed, S Mason. $14,908
An Economic Evaluation of Regional Trauma Networks, 2015-2016. NHS England. Principal investigator - F Lecky, Other investiogators - J Nicholl, T Young, S Mason. £50,000
ERA – Electronic Records in Ambulances to support the shift to out of hospital care: challenges,opportunities and workforce implications, 2016-2018. NIHR HSDR. Principal investiogator - A Porter, Other investigators - S Mason, N Siriwardena, H Snooks, J Dale, R Lyons. £386,861
Suzanne Mason is based in the section of Health Services Research
Address: Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA.
Contact Number: 0114 2220834 Contact Fax: 0114 2220749
For full list of publications please see here
- Lawton R, Robinson O, Harrison R, Mason S, Conner M & Wilson B (2019) Are more experienced clinicians better able to tolerate uncertainty and manage risks? A vignette study of doctors in three NHS emergency departments in England. BMJ Quality & Safety. View this article in WRRO
- Evans R, Connell J, Ablard S, Rimmer M, O'Keeffe C & Mason S (2019) The impact of different liaison psychiatry models on the emergency department: A systematic review of the international evidence. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. View this article in WRRO
- Singh R, Mason S, Lecky F & Dawson J (2019) Comparison of early and late depression after TBI; (the SHEFBIT study). Brain Injury, 1-8.
- Wright B, Martin GP, Ahmed A, Banerjee J, Mason S & Roland D (2018) How the Availability of Observation Status Affects Emergency Physician Decisionmaking. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 72(4), 401-409. View this article in WRRO
- Fuller GW, Evans R, Preston L, Woods HB & Mason S (2018) Should Adults With Mild Head Injury Who Are Receiving Direct Oral Anticoagulants Undergo Computed Tomography Scanning? A Systematic Review. Annals of Emergency Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- Abdulwahid MA, Booth A, Turner J & Mason SM (2018) Understanding better how emergency doctors work. Analysis of distribution of time and activities of emergency doctors: A systematic review and critical appraisal of time and motion studies. Emergency Medicine Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Bunn JG, Croft S, O'Keeffe C, Jacques R, Simpson RM, Stone T, Conroy SP & Mason S (2018) Urgent care axis for the older adult: where is best to target interventions?. Emergency medicine journal. View this article in WRRO
- Knowles EL, Shephard N, Stone T, Bishop-Edwards L, Hirst E, Abouzeid L, Mason S & Nicholl J (2018) Closing five Emergency Departments in England between 2009 and 2011: the closED controlled interrupted time-series analysis. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(27). View this article in WRRO
- Mason SM, Evans R & Kuczawski M (2018) Understanding the management of patients with head injury taking warfarin: who should we scan and when? Lessons from the AHEAD study. Emergency Medicine Journal, emermed-2018-207621. View this article in WRRO
- Minhas H, Welsher A, Turcotte M, Eventov M, Mason S, Nishijima DK, Versmée G, Li M & de Wit K (2018) Incidence of intracranial bleeding in anticoagulated patients with minor head injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. British Journal of Haematology. View this article in WRRO
- Singh R, Humphries T, Mason S, Lecky F, Dawson J & Sinha S (2018) The incidence of anosmia after traumatic brain injury: the SHEFBIT cohort. Brain Injury, 1-7. View this article in WRRO
- Abdulwahid MA, Turner J & Mason SM (2018) Senior doctor triage (SDT), a qualitative study of clinicians’ views on senior doctors’ involvement in triage and early assessment of emergency patients. Emergency Medicine Journal, 35(7), emermed-2017-207219. View this article in WRRO
- Porter A, Potts H, Mason S, Morgan H, Morrison Z, Rees N, Shaw D, Siriwardena N, Snooks H & Williams V (2018) 70 The digital ambulance: electronic patient clinical records in prehospital emergency care. BMJ Open, 8(Suppl 1), a26.
- Heyworth J & Mason SM (2018) Emergency Medicine: great papers from the Summer of Love to 2017. Emergency Medicine Journal, 35(3), 152-155. View this article in WRRO
- O'Keeffe C, Mason S, Jacques RM & Nicholl J (2018) Characterising non-urgent users of the emergency department (ED): A retrospective analysis of routine ED data. PLoS ONE, 13(2). View this article in WRRO
- Cameron A, Jones D, Logan E, O'Keeffe CA, Mason SM & Lowe DJ (2018) Comparison of Glasgow Admission Prediction Score and Amb Score in predicting need for inpatient care.. Emergency Medicine Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Crede SH, Such E & Mason S (2018) International migrants’ use of emergency departments in Europe compared with non-migrants’ use: a systematic review. European Journal of Public Health, 28(1), 61-73. View this article in WRRO
- Singh R, Mason S, Lecky F & Dawson J (2018) Prevalence of depression after TBI in a prospective cohort: The SHEFBIT study. Brain Injury, 32(1), 1-7. View this article in WRRO
- Morris T, Mason SM, Moulton C & O’Keeffe C (2017) Calculating the proportion of avoidable attendances at UK emergency departments: analysis of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s Sentinel Site Survey data. Emergency Medicine Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Snooks HA, Anthony R, Chatters R, Dale J, Fothergill RT, Gaze S, Halter M, Humphreys I, Koniotou M, Logan P , Lyons RA et al (2017) Paramedic Assessment of Older Adults After Falls, Including Community Care Referral Pathway: Cluster Randomized Trial. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 70(4), 495-505.e28. View this article in WRRO
- Snooks HA, Anthony R, Chatters R, Dale J, Fothergill R, Gaze S, Halter M, Humphreys I, Koniotou M, Logan P , Lyons R et al (2017) Support and assessment for fall emergency referrals (SAFER) 2: A cluster randomised trial and systematic review of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance paramedics to assess older people following a fall with referral to community-based care when appropriate. Health Technology Assessment, 21(13), 1-218. View this article in WRRO
- Brehaut JC, Graham ID, Wood TJ, Taljaard M, Eagles D, Lott A, Clement C, Kelly AM, Mason S, Kellerman A & Stiell IG (2010) Measuring Acceptability of Clinical Decision Rules: Validation of the Ottawa Acceptability of Decision Rules Instrument (OADRI) in Four Countries. MED DECIS MAKING, 30(3), 398-408.
- Mason S, Farrow TFD, Fawbert D, Smith R, Bath PA, Hunter M, Woodruff PW & Turpin G (2009) The development of a clinically useful tool for predicting the development of psychological disorder following injury.. Br J Clin Psychol, 48(Pt 1), 31-45. View this article in WRRO
- Bugg A, Turpin G, Mason S & Scholes C (2009) A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of writing as a self-help intervention for traumatic injury patients at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder. BEHAV RES THER, 47(1), 6-12.
- Eagles D, Stiell IG, Clement CM, Brehaut J, Taljaard M, Kelly AM, Mason S, Kellermann A & Perry JJ (2008) International Survey of Emergency Physicians' Awareness and Use of the Canadian Cervical-Spine Rule and the Canadian Computed Tomography Head Rule. ACAD EMERG MED, 15(12), 1256-1261.
- Freeman J, Mason S, Croft S, Yap C & Cross S (2008) The impact of government-set time targets on patient care and outcomes: A retrospective analysis of routine data. J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H, 62, A1-A1.
- Mason S, Knowles E, Freeman J & Snooks H (2008) Safety of paramedics with extended skills.. Acad Emerg Med, 15(7), 607-612.
- Mason S, Nicholl J & Locker T (2010) Four hour emergency target Targets still lead care in emergency departments. BRIT MED J, 341.
- Dickson JM, Simpson R, Jacques R, Ahmed N, Grunewald R, Reuber M & Mason S Exploring Discordance Between Epilepsy Prevalence and Age-Specific Admission Rates for Seizures. Sheffield.
- Hughes-Gooding TH, Mason S, Dickson JM & Stone T Modelling the Flow of Seizure Patients in the Urgent and Emergency Care System. Society for Academic Primary Care, Trent Regional Meeting, Sheffield.