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Ms Emma Toman

Clinical Lecturer (Health and Human Disease)

Allen Building, AL0016

etoman@uclan.ac.uk

Ms Toman is a West Midlands neurosurgical trainee currently working as a Clinical Lecturer in Human Health and Disease at the School of Dentistry. Her clinical interests include the management of traumatic brain injury and polytrauma. She is a member of the UCLAN Head Injury Management Group and her PhD topic is “concussion in non-athletes”.  

Emma is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Social Media

Twitter: @EmmaToman

Full Profile

Ms Toman qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2011. Her foundation years training and subsequent junior doctor rotations have been undertaken in the West Midlands. In addition to clinical posts, Ms Toman spent a year as a clinical research fellow at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, where she still retains an honorary position.

Her clinical and research interests include traumatic brain injury and the multi-speciality management of polytrauma. She is also a member of the Human Factors faculty at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Qualifications:

  • MBChB, University of Birmingham, 2011
  • MSc (distinction) Trauma Sciences, University of Birmingham, 2016
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons England, 2017

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Clinical lecturer in Human Health and Disease 1 & 2 modules

Publications

How do oral and maxillofacial surgeons manage concussion? D Hammond, R Welbury, G Sammons, E Toman, M Harland, S Rice. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2018.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.12.014

Non-battle injury amongst repatriated UK armed forces since cessation of combat operations: a prospective observational study. E Toman, A Beaven, DN Naumann, RW Myatt, PJ Parker, AR Kay. Journal of Royal Army Medical Corps 2017.
DOI: 10.1136/jramc-2017-000766

Pre-hospital immune responses and development of Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome following traumatic injury: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Hazeldine, DN Naumann, E Toman, DJ Davies, JRB Bishop, Z Su, P Hampson, RJ Dinsdale, N Crombie, NA Duggal, P Harrison, A Belli, JM Lord. PLoS Medicine 2017
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002338

Cystatin D (CST5): An ultra-early inflammatory biomarker of traumatic brain injury. LJ Hill, V Di Peitro, J Hazeldine, DJ Davies, E Toman, A Logan, A Belli. Scientific Reports 2017.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-04722-5

More publications

Conferences

INTERNATIONAL ORAL PRESENTATIONS:                                             

Battlefield Traumatic Brain Injury: Decompressive Craniectomy and Subsequent Cranioplasty in UK military personnel.
E Toman, S Roberts, A Belli, M Midwinter
Association of Trauma and Military Surgery- Belfast
May 2016                                              

Role 4 a year on: a prospective observational study of non-battle injury amongst UK armed forces since cessation of combat operations
E Toman, A Beaven, D Naumann, A Kay, P Parker
Association of Trauma and Military Surgery- Belfast
May 2016

NATIONAL ORAL PRESENTATIONS:                                         

Ultra-early serum vitamin d changes in traumatic brain injury - a prospective study
E Toman, V Di Pietro, J Hazeldine, JD Bishop, L Hill, DJ Davies, Z Su, N Crombie, J Lord, A Belli
British Neurosurgical Research Group- Birmingham
March 2017

**SBNS PITUITARY PRIZE**

Pituitary dysfunction following traumatic brain injury: incidence, risk factors and quality of life in a prospective study
S A Alavi, E Toman, A Mason, S Criseno, A Toogood, D Davies, Z Su, A Belli
Society of British Neurological Surgeons- Newcastle
April 2016                        

A potential solution to the problem with NIRS in TBI…
D Davies, M Clancy, Z Su, D Lighter, S Evans, E Toman, P Sawosz, S Wojtkiewicz, S J E Lucas, H Dehghani, A Belli
Society of British Neurological Surgeons- Newcastle
April 2016              

Ultra-early biomarkers of outcomes following major trauma: a longitudinal observational study from the ‘Golden Hour’ project
Z Su, D Davies, J Hazeldine, E Toman, D Hacker, P Harrison, J Lord, A Belli
Society of British Neurological Surgeons- Newcastle
April 2016                                         

High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the traumatic brain injury population
E Toman, J Bishop, D Davies, Z Su, A Toogood, A Belli
British Neurosurgical Research Group- Cambridge
March 2016

Craniectomy and Cranioplasty: the UK military experience
E Toman, S Roberts, A Belli, M Midwinter
Society of British Neurological Surgeons- York
September 2015

Shaving, draping and clips: the good the bad or the ugly
E Toman
National Neuro-infection Conference- Birmingham
July 2015

REGIONAL ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

Infective complications of craniectomy and cranioplasty; Iraq and Afghanistan
E Toman, S Roberts, M Midwinter, A Belli
West Midlands Surgical Society – Coventry
October 2015

The role of junior doctors in the Major Trauma Service
E Toman
Midlands Critical Care and Trauma Network Spring meeting- Birmingham
January 2015

POSTERS:

Military and civilian partnership: caring for UK troops in the modern era
E Toman, A Beaven, DN Naumann, MJ Midwinter
Military Health System Research Symposium- Florida
August 2016

Pituitary dysfunction and quality of life after TBI: a prospective observational study
E Toman, S A Alavi, A Mason, S Criseno, A Toogood, D Davies, Z Su, A Belli
International Trauma Care Conference- Staffordshire
April 2016

Severity of head injury has a significant impact on vitamin D levels in TBI patients
E Toman, J Bishop, D Davies, Z Su, A Toogood, A Belli
International Trauma Care Conference- Staffordshire
April 2016

Plastics Operative Workload in Major Trauma Centres; a Prospective Survey
Plastics Operative Workload- MTC Collaborative
London Trauma Conference
December 2015

Vitamin D deficiency in the traumatic brain injured population
E Toman, J Bishop, D Davies, Z Su, A Mason, S Criseno, A Toogood, A Belli
National Neurotrauma Symposium- London
October 2015

**BEST POSTER PRIZE WINNER**

Trauma chest drain insertion via pre-hospital thoracostomy and the use of prophylactic antibiotics: current practice in English Major Trauma Centres
E Toman, A Beaven, K Porter
Trauma Care Conference- Telford
April 2015

Junior doctors role in the Major Trauma Service
E Toman, K Porter
Trauma Care Conference- Telford
April 2015

Cerebral gliomas; delayed presentation and poorer outcome
E Toman, J Richardson, G Flint
Society of British Neurological Surgeons- Southampton
April 2015

Research

Activities: Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Polytrauma

Projects: Ongoing PhD project “Concussion in Non-Athletes”

External Activities

  • Honorary research fellow, NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre Birmingham
  • Human Factors faculty, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
  • Personal mentor, University of Birmingham Medical School