Rory graduated from Sheffield University in 2013 with a degree in medicine; on his way to doing so he completed an intercalated BMedSci in laboratory research with a project aimed at understanding the clinical significance of azathioprine metabolites in autommune hepatitis.
After moving to Edinburgh to begin his career as a doctor, he came to realise that his clinical interests were in emergency medicine. After completing foundation training in South East Scotland, working in a number of post-foundation clinical jobs and volunteering for a medical NGO in Zambia, he took up a post in the emergency medicine specialty training program in 2018.
It was during the beginning of his first year of training that he had his first taste of working with the EMERGE team through the EMERGE taster week offered to South East Scotland emergency medicine trainees, and this opened his eyes to the world of clinical, and emergency medicine research.
In August 2021, he wasappointed as the EMERGE TERN fellow for 2021-2022. Rory feels the learning curve has been steep but he is loving being an active member of the EMERGE team. He is also currently the principal investigator for the SHED study and the SEED-UK study.
Away from the hospital, Rory likes to spend time riding his bicycle, playing football, watching live music and entertaining his two (very lively) kids!