Professor Adrian Evans, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Haemostasis (MBBS, MD, FRCS, FCEM), qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in July 1983. Following training posts in general medicine, surgery, anaesthetics and critical care at SHO and registrar level, he completed his higher training as a Senior Registrar on the St George’s Hospital London rotation. In addition, he spent one year on a training fellowship in South Africa working on the Intensive Care Unit at Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, and the category one trauma unit at Johannesburg General. In 1994 he was appointed as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he held an honorary senior lecturer post. He subsequently was awarded his MD on the effects of trauma and its management on haemostasis. In 2003 he was appointed as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Morriston Hospital, subsequently Reader and then Professor in Emergency Medicine and Haemostasis at Swansea University. Professor Evans was the first professorial appointment in emergency medicine in Wales and at the time only one of six professors of emergency medicine in the UK. He was the recipient of the Royal Society of Medicine prize and also in 2007 recipient of the Royal Society Brian Mercer award for his work in the field of haemostasis. He has also been awarded a funded Visiting Professorship by the University of Copenhagen for the development of an international collaboration into blood flow and exercise in health and disease.
From 2004 to 2012 as Head of Admissions he developed the Swansea School of Medicine Graduate Entry Admissions Programme. In addition, he has been both a senior and overseas examiner for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. He has been a member of the Royal College’s Steering Committee on Serious Hazards of Transfusion Committee (SHOT), the Academic Lead for the College of Emergency Medicine in Wales and a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team for Healthcare Technologies.