Mr James Glasbey MBBCh BSc MRCS PGCert

Mr James Glasbey

Institute of Applied Health Research
NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

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Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • MBBCh (Honours) in Medicine, Cardiff University 2013
  • BSc (1:1, Honours) in Neurosciences, Cardiff University 2011
  • Diploma of Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), RCS England 2014
  • PGCert in Health Research Methods (Clinical Trials), University of Birmingham 2018


  • Intercalated BSc project supervisor (Anatomy, Clinical Sciences, Public Health)
  • BMedSci project supervisor
  • MPH Clinical Trials course tutor

Other activities

  • NIHR/SARS Academic Representative, Association of Surgeons in Training
  • Academic Clinical Fellowship Representative, National Clinical Academic Training Forum
  • Cohort Studies and Audits Committee Member, European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
  • Vice-Chair, West Midlands Research Collaborative (WMRC)
  • Past-Chair, Student Audit & Research in Surgery (STARSurg) collaborative
  • Executive Committee, European Student Research collaborative (EuroSurg)
  • Steering Group, Global Outcomes after Surgery (GlobalSurg) collaborative
  • Junior Associate Editor, Colorectal Disease Journal


Recent publications


NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery & Glasbey, J 2023, 'Adaptation of the Wound Healing Questionnaire universal-reporter outcome measure for use in global surgery trials (TALON-1 study): mixed-methods study and Rasch analysis', British Journal of Surgery, vol. 110, no. 6, pp. 685–700.

GreenSurg Collaborative, Glasbey, J, Beggs, A & Nankivell, P 2023, 'Elective surgical services need to start planning for summer pressures', British Journal of Surgery, vol. 110, no. 4, pp. 508-510.

Kachapila, M, Monahan, M, Ademuyiwa, AO, Adinoyi, YM, Biccard, BM, George, C, Ghosh, DN, Glasbey, J, Morton, D, Osayomwanbo, O, Pearse, R, Roberts, T, Suroy, A, Yakubu, SY & Oppong, R 2023, 'Exploring the cost-effectiveness of high versus low perioperative fraction of inspired oxygen in the prevention of surgical site infections among abdominal surgery patients in three low-and middle-income countries', BJA Open, vol. 7, 100207.

GlobalSurg Collaborative and NIHR Global Health Unit on Global Surgery 2023, 'Impact of malnutrition on early outcomes after cancer surgery: an international, multicentre, prospective cohort study', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. e341-e349.

Venn, ML, Knowles, CH, Li, E, Glasbey, J, Morton, DG & Hooper, R 2023, 'Implementation of a batched stepped wedge trial evaluating a quality improvement intervention for surgical teams to reduce anastomotic leak after right colectomy', Trials, vol. 24, no. 1, 329.

Morton, D, Seymour, M, Magill, L, Handley, K, Glasbey, J, Glimelius, B, Palmer, A, Seligmann, J, Laurberg, S, Murakami, K, West, N, Quirke, P & Gray, R 2023, 'Preoperative chemotherapy for operable colon cancer: mature results of an international randomized controlled trial', Journal of Clinical Oncology .

Monahan, M, Glasbey, J, Roberts, T, Jowett, S, Pinkney, T, Bhangu, A, Morton, D, la Medina, ARD, Ghosh, D, Ademuyiwa, AO, Ntirenganya, F & Tabiri, S 2023, 'The costs of surgical site infection after abdominal surgery in middle income countries: Key resource use In Wound Infection (KIWI) study', The Journal of hospital infection, vol. 136, pp. 38-44.

HART Trial Collaborators 2023, '“Happy to close?” The relationship between surgical experience and incisional hernia rates following abdominal wall closure in colorectal surgery', Colorectal Disease, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 1222-1227.

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery, COVIDSurg Collaborative, Glasbey, J, Bhangu, A & Nankivell, P 2022, 'Elective surgery system strengthening: development, measurement, and validation of the surgical preparedness index across 1632 hospitals in 119 countries', The Lancet, vol. 400, no. 10363, pp. 1607-1617.

STARSurg Collaborative and TASMAN Collaborative 2022, 'Evaluation of prognostic risk models for postoperative pulmonary complications in adult patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: a systematic review and international external validation cohort study', The Lancet Digital Health, vol. 4, no. 7, pp. e520-e531.

STARSurg Collaborative 2022, 'Impact of postoperative acute kidney injury in patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgery on 1-year survival and renal outcomes: a national multicentre cohort study', BJS Open, vol. 5, no. 6, zrab134.

HART Collaborative 2022, 'Incisional hernia following colorectal cancer surgery according to suture technique: Hughes Abdominal Repair Randomized Trial (HART)', British Journal of Surgery, vol. 109, no. 10, pp. 943-950.

Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) 2022, 'Nominal group consensus process to determine Association of Surgeons in Training quality indicators for integrated clinical academic surgical training across the UK', BJS Open, vol. 6, no. 2, zrac048.

CovidSurg Gynecological Cancer Collaborators 2022, 'Outcomes of gynecologic cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international, multicenter, prospective CovidSurg-Gynecologic Oncology Cancer study', American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, vol. 227, no. 5, pp. 735.e1-735.e25.


Fotopoulou, C, Khan, T, Bracinik, J, Glasbey, J, Abu-Rustum, N, Chiva, L, Fagotti, A, Fujiwara, K, Ghebre, R, Gutelkin, M, Konney, TO, Ng, J, Pareja, R, Seenivasagam, RK, Sehouli, J, Surappa, STS, Bhangu, A, Leung, E & Sundar, S 2023, 'Outcomes of Gynecologic Cancer Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International, Multicenter, Prospective CovidSurg-Gynecologic Oncology Cancer Study', Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, vol. 78, no. 5, pp. 277-278.

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