Peter Hutchinson


 

Peter Hutchinson

Peter Hutchinson BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD (Cantab), FRCS (Surg Neurol) is Professor of Neurosurgery, NIHR Research Professor and Head of the Division of Academic Neurosurgery within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. He holds an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is also Director of Clinical Studies at Robinson College, Cambridge

He has a general neurosurgical practice with a sub-specialist interest in the management of neuro-trauma, specifically head and traumatic brain injury. He has a research interest in acute brain injury, utilising multimodality monitoring technology (measurement of pressure, oxygenation and chemistry) to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of brain injury. He also leads the international RESCUE studies evaluating the role of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury. He has co-authored over 200 publications (including Lancet and Brain) and been lead applicant in over £6m of grants (including MRC and NIHR). He is joint editor of the book “Head Injury – A Multidisciplinary Approach”.

He has a track record in leadership including his current role as Royal College of Surgeons Neurosurgical Specialty lead for clinical trials and member of the Research board of the College, and Chair of the Academic Committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.

He is also a Vice-President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Neurosurgical Representative on the NICE head guidelines development group and Chief Medical Officer for the Formula One British Grand Prix.

 

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