Tim Cooksley

Consultant in Acute Medicine
University Hospital of South Manchester, UK

Honorary Consultant
The Christie, Manchester, UK

Acute Medicine Higher Specialist Training, North Western Deanery 08/2009 – 08/2013
Core Medical Training, North Western Deanery 08/2007 – 08/2009
Foundation Training, Whiston Hospital, Mersey Deanery 08/2005 – 08/2007


I am actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching. I regularly participate in bedside teaching. I regularly teach at organized Medical Student, Foundation Programme, Core Medical Training and Specialty Training teaching sessions for which I have been pleased to receive positive feedback. I lectured at the Jon Medland training day for medical students. I am an Educational and Clinical Supervisor. I mentor trainee ANPs for the Universities of Salford and Bolton. I have interviewed for AIM specialty registrars, core medical training and trainee ANPs.
I have lectured at international, national and regional conferences. I organized and chaired the "Cancer and the AMU" session at the 9th international Society for Acute Medicine conference.
I was the MCRP(UK) PACES organizing registrar for 3 years. This involved writing scenarios for the exam, patient selection and education, and liaison with the RCP for administration of the exam. I examine medical student OSCEs and have examined for the AIM course.
I regularly review abstracts for poster and oral presentations in the Education section of the Society for Acute Medicine conferences. I have written peer-reviewed educational articles.
I have supervised a number of junior doctors and medical students in quality improvement and audit projects which have led to peer reviewed publications and international poster presentations.


I have a passion for research and am determined to be an active contributor to the development of Acute Medicine research. I am a founder member of safer@home, the first pan-European research collaborative in Acute Medicine. I am also a member of the SAM research committee, the SAMBA Academy and the 3C Crisis Checklist group, an international patient safety research group. I was a collaborator for the national HiSLAC study published in The Lancet.
My research interests encompass all areas of acute medicine but I have particular interests in Acute/Emergency Oncology, scoring systems and patient safety.
I became Editor-in-Chief of Acute Medicine in 2018 having previously been on its editorial board. I have acted as a reviewer for a number of journals including Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Oncology, Chest, Cancer, Clinical Medicine and Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer.

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