Dr Ruud Nijman, Academic clinical lecturer, Imperial College London

Ruud Nijman is a specialty registrar in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, currently working at St. Mary’s hospital. He is an NIHR academic clinical lecturer at Imperial College (Section of paediatric infectious diseases) in the platform Science (-omics techniques and advanced bioinformatics), with a special interest in diagnostics and clinical decision making in children presenting to emergency departments with acute infections.

He originally obtained his medical degree at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Prior to his move to London in 2013 to work at Imperial College, he completed his PhD in paediatrics and clinical epidemiology at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on the topic of diagnostic strategies for children with fever at risk of serious bacterial infection presenting to emergency care. He also completed an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology at the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences.

He is currently working within the PERFORM and DIAMONDS consortia (chief investigator: Prof. Levin, Imperial College): large, multi centre European studies recruiting children with acute infections with the aim to discover and validate new biomarkers to differentiate viral and bacterial infections. Ruud is chief investigator of the EPISODES study; an observational study looking at children presenting to emergency departments across Europe, recruiting patients from some 40 hospitals in 16 European countries.

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