I have always had a strong interest academia particularly in observational research; from gaining a Nuffield Scholarship before starting medical school investigating quality and outcome framework targets, to completing projects at medical school utilising hospital episode statistic data and patient report outcome measure data. After medical school I completed an academic foundation programme which solidified that I wished to pursue observational as opposed to experimental research.
As a medical student and foundation doctor I was fascinated by plastic surgery, however I noted that many of the patients I saw were there as a result of severe injuries. I therefore wished to gain further experience looking after acutely unwell patients which lead me to undertake emergency medicine training. Whilst working in emergency medicine I noted that many admissions to the emergency department could have been prevented.
Following core training I completed a masters; for my dissertation I set up my own project collecting an observational data set in India which was the first of its kind. I focused upon understanding tourists knowledge, attitudes, and practices of injury prevention when travelling in India. Through this project I learnt that the greatest incidence of traumatic injuries are in low and middle income countries, many of these injuries could be prevented through taking a public health approach however there is a lack of high quality epidemiological data to help to understand how best to implement such interventions.
Whilst at the Bangor Health Research Summer School in 2018 I met the SASHI team and with them shared a mutual love of high quality observational methodology relating to injury prevention. With my background in emergency medicine and interest in plastic surgery I have been appointed as the burns lead for the SASHI project. In 2019 I was awarded a Welsh Clinical Academic Training (WCAT) Fellowship. Through the WCAT scheme I will complete a PhD the focus of which will be to determine whether it is possible to differentiate between intentional and accidental burns on clinical grounds utilising an extended burns register in Mysore, India.
Welsh Clinical Academic Training Fellow.
Emergency Medicine Registrar.
Module 7 Lead, Postgraduate Diploma in Mountain Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
2005-2008. BA Medical Sciences, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University
2008-2009. Year out from medical school to compete in WWA Wake Park World Championships – World Champion Professional Ladies Cable Rail Wakeboarding
2009-2012. BMBCh Medical Sciences, Green Templeton College, Oxford University
2012-2014. Academic Foundation Programme, Trent Deanery (QMC and Royal Derby Hospitals)
2014-2016. ACCS common stem training, St George’s Hospital, London
2016-2017. MSc Mountain Medicine, University of Leicester
2017-2019. Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine, Ysbyty Gwynedd
Any Fellowships Awarded
Welsh Clinical Academic Training Fellowship (from August 2019).
- Bebbington E. Teaching road traffic accident safety to lay people: info-graphic detailing evidence based factors that improve survival. High Altitude Medicine & Biology. 2018. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1089/ham.2018.29015.abstracts
- Bebbington E, Jones H, Tomlinson A, Barry P. Up to date first aid training associated with greater confidence dealing with health-related risks among rock climbing tourists in India.. High Altitude Medicine & Biology. 2018. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1089/ham.2018.29015.abstracts
- Bebbington E, Jones H, Tomlinson A, Barry P.. Climbing injuries when travelling to a lower-middle income country: does knowledge translate into practice?. High Altitude Medicine & Biology. 2018. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1089/ham.2018.29015.abstracts
- Bebbington E. Improving readership of UIAA Medical Commission advice and recommendation papers in first time mountaineers: A focus on Mount Kilimanjaro. High Altitude Medicine & Biology. 2018. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1089/ham.2018.29015.abstracts
- Bebbington E. Opportunities and challenges facing the use of drones by Mountain Rescue Teams in the United Kingdom. High Altitude Medicine & Biology. 2018. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1089/ham.2018.29015.abstracts
- Bebbington E. Travel health preparations of rock climbers travelling to India. European Journal of Public Health. 2018. 28: 4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky260
- Bebbington E. . Rock climbers knowledge, attitudes, and practices of injury prevention when travelling in India.. European Journal of Public Health, Volume . 2018. 28: 4 . DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky260