Edd Carlton 2016 North Bristol NHS Trust

Dr Edd Carlton


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Research interests

Edd has worked at the University of Bristol since 2021. Before this he was an NHS Emergency Medicine Consultant with an academic interest at Southmead Major Trauma Centre for 6 years. As the first Emergency Medicine Academic to hold tenure at the University of Bristol he is affiliated with the Centre for Academic Primary Care Urgent Care Hub. He has previously held an NIHR Advanced Fellowship (2019-2023) and is the current Professor for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. 

His interests include pragmatic and clinically relevant emergency medicine research studies across a broad spectrum of disease conditions and methodologies. His current main focus is in pragmatic randomised trials delivered in emergency setting.

Current and recently completed projects include:

  • DEXACELL: Pragmatic urgent care multicentre randomised controlled trial of dexamethasone as an adjunctive therapy for cellulitis. (Chief Investigator, NIHR HTA)
  • CoMITED: Pragmatic non-inferiority trial evaluating conservative management in traumatic pneumothoraces (Chief Investigator, NIHR HTA)
  • RELIEF: A randomised feasibility trial evaluating topical lidocane patches in older patients with rib fractures (Chief Investigator, NIHR Advanced Fellowship)
  • LoDED: A pragmatic randomised diagnostics trial evaluating the limited of detection of high-sensitivity troponin as a rule-out strategy for patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome)

In addition Edd is a co-applicant on a number of HTA, RfPB and charity funded multicentre trials. He supports the Trainee Emergency Research Network nationally and has a keen interest in developing the underserved field of Academic Emergency Medicine.

External positions

HTA funding panel member, NIHR HTA

1 Dec 2023 → …

Professor for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

1 Oct 20211 Oct 2025

NIHR Academy Emergency Care Incubator Co-Lead

1 Oct 2021 → …

Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine, North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT)

1 Aug 2015 → …


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