Dr Barney Scholefield MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCPCH, PhD

Dr Barney Scholefield

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Clinician Scientist & Honorary Consultant Paediatric Intensivist

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Acute Care Research Group
University Hospital Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TH

Dr Barney Scholefield is a clinical academic researcher within the field of paediatric neuro-critical care and cardiac arrest resuscitation. He is a Clinician Scientist, leads the University of Birmingham's Birmingham Acute Care Research (BACR) Group and works as a consultant in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital. 

Qualifications

  • PhD Medicine, Warwick University, 2013
  • Master of Science in Critical Care, Cardiff University, 2010
  • Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2003
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Hospital, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science (Clinical Anatomy), 1997

Biography

Barney trained in Medicine at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ hospital, London. He followed a career in paediatric medicine, training in the West-Midlands, sub-specialising in paediatric critical care. During his training he followed a parallel academic and research training programme, undertaking an MSc at Cardiff University and a PhD in Medicine at Warwick.

His post-doctoral research programme has been hosted at the University of Birmingham whilst working since 2012 as a consultant in the Paediatric Intensive Care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. In 2017 he commenced a five year, NIHR funded Clinician Scientist Fellowship continuing his research into prognosis and treatment of children after cardiac arrest.

Teaching

Medicine and Surgery MBChB

  • Personal tutor
  • Paediatric critical care teaching module (Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust).

Biomedical Materials Science BMedSc student supervision

Research tasters for students

Offers Personal Interest Projects: Paediatric Critical Care, Transport medicine

Postgraduate supervision

Barney is interested in supervising doctoral research students who are interested in research in the field of paediatric acute and critical care, neuro-critical care, transport medicine and rehabilitation and mobilisation.

If you are interested in studying any of these subject areas please contact Dr Barney Scholefield directly, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email mds-gradschool@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings.

Research

Barney's current research interests include:

  • Early prognostic modelling of neurodevelopmental outcome for children after cardiac arrest
  • Post cardiac arrest neuroprotective interventions in children (eg. therapeutic hypothermia)
  • Prognostic value of neurophysiological monitoring (Cerebral Function Monitoring & EEG)
  • Pre-hospital resuscitation research
  • Paediatric critical care pragmatic trials

He recently held an NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship award for the NEUROdevelopmental Prognosis After Cardiac arrest in Kids programme (NEUROPACK study). He is the past-elected chair of the Paediatric Critical Care Society Study Group (PCCS-SG) leading UK wide collaborations in paediatric critical care trials and is the current co-chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Paediatric life support task force.

Barney is a Chief Investigator for the Paediatric Early Rehabilitation and Mobilisation Feasibility study, funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA). He has published peer-review articles on prognostic modelling,  therapeutic hypothermia and feasibility of clinical trials. An enthusiastic teacher and communicator on the themes of hypothermia and post cardiac arrest management; lecturing widely at national and international level.

Other activities

Area of clinical expertise

  • Paediatric Intensive Care
  • Paediatric Critical Care Research and Clinical Trials
  • Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Paediatric Neuro-Critical Care
  • Resuscitation and Post cardiac arrest management
  • Targeted temperature management for neuro-protection

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Birmingham Acute Care Research Group, University of Birmingham
  • Paediatric Critical Care Society, UK
  • Paediatric Critical Care Society – Study Group (research)
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
  • European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC)
  • International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation

Other interests

  • Keen outdoor sportsman competing in triathlons, running, hiking and cycling; now that rugby hurts too much.
  • Plays the Trombone and Piano in a band ‘The Raggedy Edge’
  • Finds a little spare time to be father to four brilliant children….

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Thompson, JY, Menzies, JC, Manning, JC, Mcanuff, J, Brush, EC, Ryde, F, Rapley, T, Pathan, N, Brett, S, Moore, DJ, Geary, M, Colville, GA, Morris, KP, Parslow, RC, Feltbower, RG, Lockley, S, Kirkham, FJ, Forsyth, RJ & Scholefield, BR 2022, 'Early mobilisation and rehabilitation in the PICU: a UK survey', BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 6, no. 1, e001300. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjpo-2021-001300

McDevitt, WM, Farley, M, Martin-Lamb, D, Jones, TJ, Morris, KP, Seri, S & Scholefield, BR 2022, 'Feasibility of non-invasive neuro-monitoring during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children', Perfusion, vol. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1177/02676591211066804

Darren, A, Osman, M, Masilamani, K, Habib Ali, S, Kanthimathinathan, HK, Chikermane, A, Al-Abadi, E, Welch, SB, Hackett, S, Scholefield, BR, Uday, S & Jyothish, D 2022, 'Vitamin D status of children with paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (PIMS-TS)', The British journal of nutrition, vol. 127, no. 6, pp. 896-903. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114521001562

Albargi, H, Mallett, S, Berhane, S, Booth, S, Hawkes, C, Perkins, GD, Norton, M, Foster, T & Scholefield, B 2021, 'Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation for paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England: an observational registry cohort study', Resuscitation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.10.042

Mustafa, K, Buckley, H, Feltbower, R, Kumar, R & Scholefield, BR 2021, 'Epidemiology of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Critically Ill Children Admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Units Across England: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study', Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 10, no. 9, e018177. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.018177

McDevitt, WM, Quinn, L, Bill, PR, Morris, KP, Scholefield, BR & Seri, S 2021, 'Reliability in the assessment of paediatric somatosensory evoked potentials post cardiac arrest', Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 132, no. 3, pp. 765-769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2020.12.016

Syrimi, E, Fennell, E, Richter, A, Vrljicak, P, Stark, R, Ott, S, Murray, PG, Al-Abadi, E, Chikermane, A, Dawson, P, Hackett, S, Jyothish, D, Kanthimathinathan, HK, Monaghan, S, Nagakumar, P, Scholefield, BR, Welch, S, Khan, N, Faustini, S, Davies, K, Zelek, WM, Kearns, P & Taylor, GS 2021, 'The immune landscape of SARS-CoV-2-associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) from acute disease to recovery', iScience, vol. 24, no. 11, 103215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.103215

Scholefield, BR 2020, 'A national consensus management pathway for paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS-TS): results of a national Delphi process.', The Lancet. Child adolescent health. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2352-4642(20)30304-7

Deep, A & Scholefield, BR 2020, 'Acute kidney injury in pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 pandemic: experience from PICUs across United Kingdom.', Critical care medicine, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 1809-1818. https://doi.org/10.1097/ccm.0000000000004662

Scholefield, BR 2020, 'Adult Advanced Life Support: 2020 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations.', Circulation. https://doi.org/10.1161/cir.0000000000000893

Scholefield, BR 2020, 'Adult Advanced Life Support: 2020 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations.', Resuscitation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.09.012

Editorial

Sitch, A, Dekkers, O, Scholefield, B & Takwoingi, Y 2021, 'Introduction to diagnostic test accuracy studies', European Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 184, no. 2, pp. E5–E9. https://doi.org/10.1530/EJE-20-1239

Review article

McDevitt, WM, Gul, T, Jones, TJ, Scholefield, BR, Seri, S & Drury, NE 2022, 'Perioperative electroencephalography in cardiac surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest: a narrative review', Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, vol. 35, no. 4, ivac198. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivac198

Brown, KL, Agrawal, S, Kirschen, MP, Traube, C, Topjian, A, Pressler, R, Hahn, CD, Scholefield, BR, Kanthimathinathan, HK, Hoskote, A, D'Arco, F, Bembea, M, Manning, JC, Hunfeld, M, Buysse, C & Tasker, RC 2022, 'The brain in pediatric critical care: unique aspects of assessment, monitoring, investigations, and follow-up', Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 535-547. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-022-06683-4

Deeks, J, Dinnes, J, Takwoingi, Y, Davenport, C, Spijker, R, Taylor-Phillips, S, Adriano, A, Beese, S, Dretzke, J, Ferrante di Ruffano, L, Harris, I, Price, M, Dittrich, S, Emperador, D, Hooft, L, Leeflang, MMG, Van De Bruel, A, McInnes, MDF, Stuyf, T, Domen, J, Horn, S, Yang, B, Langendam, M, Ochodo, E, Guleid, F, Holtman, G, Verbakel, J, Wang, J, Stegeman, I, Salameh , JP, McGrath , TA, van der Pol , CB, Frank , RA, Prager , R, Hare , SS, Dennie , C, Jenniskens, K, Korevaar , DA, Cohen , JF, van de Wijgert, J, Damen , JAAG, Agarwal, R, Baldwin, S, Berhane, S, Herd, C, Kristunas, C, Quinn, L & Scholefield, B 2020, 'Antibody tests for identification of current and past infection with SARS-CoV-2', Cochrane Library, vol. 2020, no. 6, CD013652. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013652

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