BSc(HONS) Liverpool - 1988
MBChB Liverpool - 1991
FRCS RCSEdinburgh - 1996
FRCSEd(Neuro.surg) RCSEdinburgh- 2003
PhD UNSW, Sydney - 2003
Liverpool University 1985-1991
Specialist registrar Walton Centre Liverpool 1996-2005
Research registrar (PhD student) University of New South Wales, and the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Honourary clinical lecturer University of Liverpool 2005 - present
Member of the National Cancer Information network brain tumour group
Brian tumour Clinical Reference group representative for Merseyside and Cheshire
Member of the NCRI brain tumour technology and imaging subgroup
Chairman Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network Group 2009 - 2013
Member of Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Member of British Neurooncology Society
Member of the European Association of Neuro-oncology
Member of The Society of Neuro-oncology
Medicolegal work in neurooncology and syringomyelia and chiari
Syringomyelia and Chiari malformations
Degenerative spinal conditions
Divisional Clinical director of neurosurgery, Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain.
Hospital lead for neuro-oncology
My PhD thesis was entitled investigations into post traumatic syringomyelia. I continue to be interested in the underlying fluid dynamics of this condition.
I have a number of research interests in neurooncology. Current work centres on national outcome data, as part of the National Cancer Intelligence Network, and a more in depth examination of long term survivors of GBM.
Brodbelt A, Greenberg D, Winters T, Williams M, Vernon S, Collins VP; (UK) National Cancer Information Network Brain Tumour Group. Glioblastoma in England: 2007-2011. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Mar;51(4):533-42.
Hands JR, Dorling KM, Abel P, Ashton KM, Brodbelt A, Davis C, Dawson T, Jenkinson MD, Lea RW, Walker C, Baker MJ. Attenuated total reflection fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectral discrimination of brain tumour severity from serum samples. J Biophotonics. 2014 Apr;7(3-4):189-99.
Eliott, N.S.J., Bertram, C.D., Martin, B.A. and Brodbelt, A.R. (2013) Syringomyelia: A review of the biomechanics. J. Fluids & Structures 40, 1–24.
Brodbelt A, Stoodley M. CSF pathways: a review. Br J Neurosurg. 2007 Oct;21(5):510-20.
Brodbelt AR, Stoodley MA, Watling AM, Tu J, Jones NR. Fluid flow in an animal model of post-traumatic syringomyelia. Eur Spine J. 2003 Jun;12(3):300-6.
Understanding activity pie charts
What does the Consultant activity pie chart show?
The Consultant activity pie charts represent the total number of elective (planned) finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and non-elective (emergency) finished consultant episodes. A finished consultant episode usually represents the care of a single patient from admission to discharge.
Please note that for Consultants who provide both adult services for patients older than 17 years and paediatric services for patients 16 years old and younger there are two outcome reports.
Understanding mortality funnel plot charts
What does the Consultant funnel plot chart show?
The Hospital Consultant mortality funnel plot represent the total number of elective (planned) finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and non-elective (emergency) finished consultant episodes. A finished consultant episode usually represents the care of a single patient from admission to discharge.
The mortality presented here is for three years: April 2014 – March 2017. Please note that for Consultant who provide both adult services for patients older than 17 years and paediatric services for patients 16 years old and younger there are two outcome reports.
The horizontal yellow line represents the national average mortality. The solid black lines above and below the yellow line are the control limits. The upper control limit represents the highest expected mortality rate. The Consultant's outcome is highlighted in magenta.