Trauma Care Fellowship

The Trauma Care Fellowship Award

The Trauma Care Fellowship was established in 2020 to recognize an exceptional contribution to the care of the victims of trauma. Criteria include academic and clinical excellence, innovation and service development. 


The award is intended to those whose contribution to trauma care either nationally or globally has been truly outstanding.


Each fellow will receive a bronze of the famous medieval “Wound Man”  specially commissioned  by Trauma Care. 

Trauma Care Fellows

Our Trauma Care Fellows from 2020!

Professor David Nott OBE

2020 Fellow

Professor Nott is a Consultant Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital London. 


For more than twenty-five years he has taken unpaid leave each year to work for the aid agencies Médecins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Syria Relief, providing surgical treatment to patients in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Chad, Darfur, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Central African Republic, Gaza and Nepal.


He has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes and teaches advanced surgical skills to local medics and surgeons when he is abroad.


 In 2015 Professor Nott and his wife established the David Nott Foundation which supports surgeons in developing their operating skills for warzones and austere environments.


He was awarded an OBE in 2016.  In 2019, Picador published David’s memoir, War Doctor.

Professor David A Alexander MA(Hons), CPsychol, PhD, (Hon)DSC, FBPS, FRSM, (Hon)FRC Psych

2021 Fellow

David Alexander was Emeritus Professor of Mental Health at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen. He undertook specialist postgraduate training at the Universities of Aberdeen and Birmingham and at the FBI Academy, USA.


In 1988, he led the psychiatric team following the Piper Alpha oil platform disaster and subsequently established the regional traumatic stress clinic at Royal Cornhill Hospital (Aberdeen). In 1999, he founded the Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research (ACTR).  His expertise was regularly sought in the wake of many major incidents and disasters worldwide including the 1998 Nairobi terrorist bombing. the Sirkorsky S76 helicopter crash in 2002, the crash of the British Antarctic Survey Super Puma helicopter in 2002 and the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2005.


He acted as advisor in mental health to the governments of, Nigeria, Pakistan (following the Kashmir earthquake) and Turkey and visited Iraq to advise on mental health capability at the request of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


In 2017, he was awarded a Doctor of Science by Abertay University in recognition of his distinguished career.


2022 Fellow

The Trauma Care Fellow of 2022 is to be announced at the conference at Yarnfield Park in 2022.


Trauma Care was founded in 1996 to address the need for commonly agreed standards of best clinical practice in the management of trauma. We aim to improve the outcome of the trauma victim by establishing best practice throughout the whole chain of care. We achieve this through education, research and publishing. No other organisation encompasses the diverse specialities involved in care of trauma victims from the moment of injury, to the return to active life.

Trauma Care is a Registered UK Charity No. 1078780