Professor Adrian Evans, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Haemostasis (MBBS, MD, FRCS, FCEM), qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in July 1983. Following general training in medicine, surgery, anaesthetics and critical care at SHO and registrar level, he was appointed to the St George’s Hospital Senior Registrar rotation. As part of his rotation he spent one year overseas in South Africa at the Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, and the internationally renowned trauma unit at Johannesburg where he also completed a research post into the effects of acute trauma on coagulation and the effects of component replacement for which he was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine prize. 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 until his appointment in 2003 as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Reader and subsequently 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. His clinical research interest is focused on how critical illness, injury and treatment affects coagulation and outcome. His laboratory based research is focused on the development of pre-clinical modelling into the effect of disease states on coagulation and how drugs affect coagulation. In 2007 he was a recipient of the Royal Society Brian Mercer award for the work carried out on coagulation, gel point and fractal analysis. He was awarded his MD on the effect of trauma and component replacement on haemostasis. In 2010 he set up and developed the Haemostasis Biomedical Research Unit and network which was the first of its kind in the UK to develop new translational biomarkers of haemostasis, which has developed both a national and international research programme. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals in the field of coagulation and emergency medicine. 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; a member of the Royal College’s Steering Committee on Serious Hazards of Transfusion Committee (SHOT); and the Academic Lead for the College of Emergency Medicine in Wales. He is currently a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team for Healthcare Technologies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency medicine and critical care
  • The effect of coagulation and treatment in critical illness and injury
  • Haemorrheological translational biomarkers
  • Assessment of therapeutic efficacy and monitoring in vascular thromboembolic disease
  • Inflammation and thrombosis
  • Clinical trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Preclinical modelling of thromboembolic diseases and their treatment

Publications

  1. & Assessment of platelet function in patients with stroke using multiple electrode platelet aggregometry: a prospective observational study. BMC Neurology 16(1)
  2. & Cognitive Outcomes following Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Systematic Review. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 25(12), 2868-2875.
  3. & An Investigation Into the Effects of In Vitro Dilution With Different Colloid Resuscitation Fluids on Clot Microstructure Formation. Anesthesia & Analgesia 123(5), 1081-1088.
  4. & Effects of exercise intensity on clot microstructure and mechanical properties in healthy individuals. Thrombosis Research 143, 130-136.
  5. & The impact of socio-economic deprivation on burn injury: A nine-year retrospective study of 6441 patients. Burns 42(2), 446-452.

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Supervision

  • The role of novel coagulation biomarkers in quantifying abnormal clot structure in ischemic heart disease and their clinical applicability (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Adrian Evans
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • The effect of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and the treatment effect of Rivaroxaban on clot microstructure – Assessment of a new microstructural biomarker in monitoring Rivaroxaban (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Adrian Evans
    Other supervisor: Dr Melanie Healy
  • Rheological measurement of abnormal blood clot micrpstructures: A novel marker for prediciting embolic risk (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karl Hawkins
    Other supervisor: Professor Adrian Evans
  • Development of a Novel Haemo-Rheological Test and Biomarker and its Evaluation in Patients with Stroke (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karl Hawkins
    Other supervisor: Professor Adrian Evans
  • 'Use of erythropoietin in trauma, blast and haemorrhage' (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ian Pallister
    Other supervisor: Professor Adrian Evans
  • Fractal dimension as a biomarker of thrombogenicity in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Pulmonary disease (AECOPD) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Adrian Evans
    Other supervisor: Mr Kevin Harrison
  • An investigation on the ability of fractal dimension and gel point to act as biomarkers of clot microstructure and haemostasis in burns - a pilot study (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Professor Adrian Evans
    Other supervisor: Prof Iain Whitaker