Kirsty Challen BSc, MBChB, MRes

Postgraduate Research Student


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

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5454
Fax: (+44) (0)114 272 4095


About Kirsty

Kirsty graduated from the University of Manchester with an intercalated honours degree in the History of Medicine in 1997 and a medical degree in 2000. She completed an MRes in Public Health from Manchester in 2007. She is a part-time Specialty Registrar in Emergency Medicine in the North West region as well as her work at ScHARR.

Research area/thesis title

Development and validation of a clinical score to identify patients at high clinical risk and those that could be managed elsewhere at point of contact in the Emergency Department or with Emergency Medical Services (subset of DAVROS project).

Also a member of the steering group for PAINTED (Pandemic INflueza Triage in the Emergency Department).


Professor Steve Goodacre, Health Services Research.

Publications and presentations

Primary Research Papers

Challen K, Walter D. Physiological scoring: an aid to EMS transport decisions? Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2010; in press.

Day T, Challen K, Walter D. Major incident planning in Primary Care Trusts in North-West England: a cross-sectional survey. Health Services Management Research 2009; in press.

Gray JT, Challen K, Oughton L. Does the Pandemic Medical Early Warning Score system correlate with disposition decisions made at patient contact by Emergency Care Practitioners? Emerg Med J 2009; in press.

Dunham M, Challen K, Walter D. Risk stratification of patients with acute chest pain without a rise in troponin: current practice in England. Emerg Med J 2009; in press.

Benjamin CM, Anionwu EN, Kristoffersson U, Ten Kate LP, Plass AM, Nippert I, Julian-Reynier C, Harris H, Schmidtke J, Challen K, Calefato J-M, Waterman C, Powell E, Harris R. Educational priorities and current involvement in genetic practice: a survey of Midwives in the Netherlands, UK and Sweden. Midwifery 2009;in press doi:10.1016/j.midw.2007.08.003.

Quinn L, Challen K, Walter D. Medical and prehospital care training in UK Fire and Rescue Services. Emerg Med J 2009;26:601-3.

Full list of Kirsty's publications


Kirsty Challen is based in Health Services Research.