Professor of Emergency Medicine

University of Leicester


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Professor Timothy Coats

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Tim Coats trained in Emergency Medicine in Leeds and London, developing a particular interest in pre-hospital trauma care, and completing an MD thesis in 1996 on using AI methods to incorporate of patterns of change in physiology in a predictive model of outcome following injury.

He trained in prehospital care with the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service from 1990 to 1996 Following appointed as a Senior Lecturer at Barts and The London in 1996 with consultant responsibility for the London HEMS service, he moved to the University of Leicester as Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2003.

He is a past Chair of the College of Emergency Medicine Research Committee, past Chair of the NIHR National Specialist Group for Injuries and Emergencies, and currently Chairs the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN). In 2022 he became a NIHR Senior Investigator. His research interests are changes in coagulation following major trauma, artificial intelligence in healthcare ‘big data’ applications, and Patient Reported Outcomes (PROMS) after major trauma.

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