Professor Suzanne Mason MBBS, FRCS, FFAEM, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Tel: (+44) (0)114 2220694
Email: s.mason@sheffield.ac.uk
ORCid: 0000-0002-1701-0577
Room: 3019

Biography

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

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate

Phase 2B SSC student placement - MBBS
MBBS - Intercalated BMedSci

Postgraduate

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
PhD supervision
MD supervision

Other Teaching Activities

Advanced Trauma Life Support Courses - Teaching course material and undertaking assessmentsEmergency medicine CPD courses - Teaching course material

Teaching Publications

    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.

Professional Activities

    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.

Current Projects

Principal Investigator

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

Co-investigator

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

Section

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

Journal articles