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Mr Christopher Aylwin, MBBS MA FRCS FHEA


Senior Lecturer in Trauma Sciences

Twitter: @cjaylwin


Mr Aylwin is a Senior Lecturer in Trauma Sciences and Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the Royal London Major Trauma Centre, Bart’s Health NHS Trust. He qualified from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and undertook his surgical training in North East Thames and Cape Town, South Africa. He was appointed as a Consultant Vascular & Trauma Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2013, and became the first Head of Specialty of Major Trauma in 2016. In January 2022 he joined QMUL and Barts Health to co-direct the Masters Programme in Trauma Sciences.



MSc Trauma Science
MSc Trauma Sciences (Military and Humanitarian)

Founded London Trauma School, a repository of multidisciplinary online trauma training resources, and live teaching.


Research Interests:

Surgical Education, outcomes research, quality improvement, geospatial outcomes.


McKnight G, Yalamanchili S, Sanchez-Thompson N, Guidozzi N, Dunhill-Turner N, Holborow A, Batrick N, Hettiaratchy S, Khan M, Kashef E, Aylwin C, Frith D. Penetrating Gluteal Injuries in North West London; a retrospective cohort study and initial management guideline. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. 2021.23;6(1):e000727. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2021-000727

Ramaraj P, Super J, Doyle R, Aylwin C, Hettiaratchy S. Triaging of Respiratory Protective Equipment on the assumed risk of SARS-CoV-2 aerosol exposure in patient-facing healthcare workers delivering secondary care: a rapid review. BMJ Open. 2020;10:e040321. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040321

Aylwin C. An examination of Community of Inquiry in an online course. JMIR Medical Education. 2019:5(1);e10464

Jared M. Wohlgemut, Joseph Davies, Christopher Aylwin, Jonathan J. Morrison, Elaine Cole, Nicola Batrick, Susan I. Brundage, Jan O. Jansen. Functional inclusivity of trauma networks: a pilot study of the North West London Trauma Network. Journal of Surgical Research. 2018:231;201-209

Aylwin CJ, Konig TC, Brennan NW, Shirley PJ, Davies G, Walsh MS, Brohi K. Reducing critical mortality in urban mass casualty incidents:triage, surge and resource utilization analysis of the London bombings of 7th July 2005. Lancet. 2006;368:2219-25

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