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Professor Matt Reed

Professor Matt Reed

EMERGE Director. Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Matt is Professor of Emergency Medicine with the Acute Care group of the University of Edinburgh, Immediate Past Professor at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), and a Consultant and NRS Fellow at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Matt graduated from Cambridge University in 1997, joined the South East Scotland Emergency Medicine Training Programme in 2002 and has been a Consultant in Edinburgh since 2007. Matt is also a member of the RCEM Research and Publication Committee, chair of the RCEM grants committee, a member of the European Society of Cardiology Syncope Task Force, the UK lead on the the EUSEM Research Committee and past chair of the Scottish Transfusion and Support in Trauma Group.

After completing his Doctorate of Medicine thesis in 2009 on the risk stratification of syncope in the ED, Matt has continued research work in this area and focuses broadly on Emergency Medicine research in challenging areas of acute care and in areas where innovative use of biomarkers, data and novel technology can impact on health care. Recent examples of such work is research into aortic dissection, syncope and palpitations and the use of novel ambulatory monitoring technology in the latter.

Matt is also clinical lead for the NHS Lothian Bioresource, and leads the EMERGE Biobank project, which isdeveloping the infrastructure for a prospective, consecutive, emergency, bioresource for emergency presentations linked to the patient’s routinely collected hospital data. Matt has published 130 papers and personally been awarded over £8.5 million in research grants.

When not a work, Matt is a below average runner, a passable golfer, and an undistinguished cellist in The Really Terrible Orchestra.