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

Barney Scholefield

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

Contact details

Address
Perioperative, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Trials 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 based as an NIHR Clinician Scientist/ Senior Research Fellow within the University of Birmingham’s Perioperative, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Trials (PACCT) Group and works as a consultant in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6198-4985

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.

Research

His current research interests include:

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

He holds an NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship award for the NEUROdevelopmental Prognosis After Cardiac arrest in Kids programme (NEUROPACK study). He is the current elected chair of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society Study Group (PICS-SG) leading UK wide collaborations in paediatric critical care trials.

He was recently the UK Chief Investigator for the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Paediatric Cardiac Arrest (THAPCA) study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, USA. He has published peer-review articles on 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 internationally 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
  • Perioperative, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Trials Group, University of Birmingham
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Society, UK
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Society – Study Group (research)
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
  • European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care(ESPNIC)
  • Founder member of the American Society of Hypothermic Medicine

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 Ragedy Edge’
  • Finds a little spare time to be father to four brilliant children….

Publications

Recent publications

Article

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

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

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

Scholefield, BR 2020, 'Caring for Critically Ill Children With Suspected or Proven Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Recommendations by the Scientific Sections' Collaborative of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care.', Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. https://doi.org/10.1097/pcc.0000000000002599

Scholefield, BR 2020, 'Education, Implementation, and Teams: 2020 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations.', Resuscitation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.09.014

Scholefield, BR 2020, 'Education, Implementation, and Teams: 2020 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations.', Circulation. https://doi.org/10.1161/cir.0000000000000896

Rowberry, T, Kanthimathinathan, HK, George, F, Notghi, L, Gupta, R, Bill, P, Wassmer, E, Duncan, HP, Morris, KP & Scholefield, BR 2020, 'Implementation and early evaluation of a quantitative electroencephalography program for seizure detection in the PICU', Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 543-549. https://doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000002278

Davies, P, Evans, C, Kanthimathinathan, HK, Lillie, J, Brierley, J, Waters, G, Johnson, M, Griffiths, B, du Pré, P, Mohammad, Z, Deep, A, Playfor, S, Singh, D, Inwald, D, Jardine, M, Ross, O, Shetty, N, Worrall, M, Sinha, R, Koul, A, Whittaker, E, Vyas, H, Scholefield, BR & Ramnarayan, P 2020, 'Intensive care admissions of children with paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS) in the UK: a multicentre observational study', The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, vol. 4, no. 9, pp. 669-677. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30215-7

EU PARK-PICU Collaborators 2020, 'Mobilization practices in critically ill children: a European point prevalence study (EU PARK-PICU)', Critical care (London, England), vol. 24, no. 1, 368, pp. 368. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13054-020-02988-2

NEUROPACK Investigators for the Paediatric Intensive Care Society-Study Group (PICS-SG) 2020, 'NEUROlogical Prognosis After Cardiac Arrest in Kids (NEUROPACK) study: protocol for a prospective multicentre clinical prediction model derivation and validation study in children after cardiac arrest', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. e037517. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037517

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

Kool, M & Scholefield, BR 2020, 'Epinephrine in paediatric bradycardic cardiac arrest: Time for a rethink?', Resuscitation, vol. 149, pp. 230-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.02.015, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.02.015

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