2010 MD Research Thesis (London University).
2004 FRCS(Neuro.Surg). Intercollegiate Examination Board (UK).
1998 FRCS (England). Royal College of Surgeons of England.
1994 MB BS, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London University.
1991 BSc(Hons). London University.
St Mary's Hospital Medical School, Imperial College, University of London.
2005-6. Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Canada.
1999-2005. Neurosurgical Training Program, Bristol
1998-9. Specialist Registrar (LAT). Atkinson Morley's Hospital, London.
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery (Honorary), University of Bristol.
Intercollegiate Examination Board (Neurosurgery) Member (UK).
President, Hydrocephalus 2014 International Conference, Bristol, UK.
Pediatric Cranio-cervical Spine Society (USA)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (USA)
International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders
International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group
March 2007 Bond Solon Training Course: Excellence in Report Writing March 2007 Bond Solon Training Course: Courtroom Skills Training February 2008 Cross Examination Training February 2008 Law & Procedure Modules I &II Medico-legal expertise in non-accidental head injury in children ( Family and Criminal Courts); Personal injury (paediatric traumatic brain injury); medical negligence (paediatric and adult neurosurgery).
Neuro-oncology: with special interest in pineal, brainstem, spinal cord and cerebellar tumour surgery in both adults and children. Paediatric Neurosurgery: with special interest in surgery for spasticity in cerebral palsy; paediatric vascular surgery (Arteriovenous malformation & cavernoma). Spinal Surgery: with special interests in daycase surgery for adult degenerative spinal disorders; surgery for the correction of complex cranio-cervical deformity in children. Spinal dysraphism (tethered cord). CSF Disorders (hydrocephalus): with special interest in Normal Pressure hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation and idiopathic intracranial hypertension, paediatric hydrocephalus, neuroendoscopy including endoscopic colloid cyst excision.
Deputy Regional Training Program Director for Neurosurgery (Severn & Peninsular Deaneries).
Co-Chair Paediatric Spasticity MDT, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
Member of Paediatric and Adult Neuro-oncology MDT (BRCH & Southmead Hospital).
Executive Board Member, Circle Bath Hospital.
BRAIN TUMOUR SURGERY: Supervising MD student undertaking research into intra-operative monitoring of cerebellar functioning during brainstem and cerebellar surgery. Member of research group evaluating Convection Enhanced Delivery of Chemotherapy for malignant Brainstem tumours (DIPG) in children.
HEAD INJURY: Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP): National Study of Head Injury in Children (Advisory Board & Writing Committee). Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI (ADAPT) Trial (NIH funded), Local Principle Investigator.
HYDROCEPHALUS RESEARCH: CSF Dynamics, CSF Drainage & Volumetric CT Imaging in Predicting Shunt Responsiveness in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus – Principle investigator. The British Antibiotic and Silver Impregnated Catheters for ventriculoperitoneal Shunts multicentre randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN49474281; NIHR –HTA Study)-Local Principle Investigator
Abhinav K, Whone A & Edwards RJ. Rapid Neurology & Neurosurgery. (Blackwell), 2012.[textbook]
Edwards RJ & Drake JM. CSF Devices. Youman’s Textbook of Neurological Surgery – 6th Edition (2011).
Aquilina K, Thoresen M, Chakkarapani E, Pople IK, Coakham HB, Edwards RJ. Preliminary evaluation of a novel intraparenchymal capacitive intracranial pressure monitor. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg. 2011 Sep;115(3):561-9
Brown EM, Edwards RJ, Pople IK. Conservative Management of Patients with CSF Shunt Infections. Neurosurgery, 2006;58(4):657-65.
Edwards RJ, Dombrowski SM, Luciano MG, Pople IK. Chronic hydrocephalus in adults. Brain Pathol 2004;14:325-336.
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.