CV and Background

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The Web Presence of Donald A. Campbell, Consultant Neurosurgeon serving the Courts in UK, and Ireland, Europe, America, and the Far East since 1984


CV  AND BACKGROUND 

AAA Medicolegal Reporting Ltd.  Ltd. is the company established in 2010 to represent the Medicolegal Practice of Donald Campbell, Consultant Neurosurgeon. He has been preparing evidence based unbiased Medical Reports for the Court in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and United States of America since 1984, when he was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon to the West Midlands Regional Health Authority. 

He was part of the Consultation Group set up by the Ministry of Justice to advise on Civil Justice Reforms.

The practice prepares reports for both Claimant and Defendant and is principally involved in Personal Injury and Alleged Medical Negligence. Instructions have been undertaken for amongst others, Aviva, Direct Line, Fortis, RAC Solicitors and both large Solicitors such as Thompsons, Russell Jones and Walker, Pannone, and for Independent  Solicitors such as Fosters, Jonas Roy Bloom and small Independent Solicitor Practices. To date over 700 different Solicitors have instructed the Practice  with approximately   30% Defendant, 40% Claimant and 30% Joint Instructions.
 


C U R R I C U L U M  V I T A E

Donald A Campbell Bsc MB Chb FRCS FRCS[Ed]

D.O.B.:10 th April 1948


Educated:Elgin Academy, Scotland; Dux of School

Undergraduate Training Edinburgh University         1966-1972

House Officer Scottish Regional Poisons Unit and University 

Department of Neurosurgery (Professor Gillingham)         1972-1973

Underläkare Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm Neurosurgery Department

Underläkare Köpings Lasarettet Sweden General Surgery & Orthopaedics         1973-1975

Isle of Thanet General Practice Training Scheme, Kent        1975-1976

Accident Department, King's College Hospital, London         1976

Primary FRCS (London)         1976

Royal Marsden Hospital & Brook General Hospital, General Surgery         1976-1978

FRCS London & FRCS  (Edinburgh)         1978

Registrar, University of Edinburgh Neurosurgery Department         1978-1980

Bol Neurosurgery, University Department of Neurosurgery, Lund, Sweden        1980

Senior Registrar, Neurosurgical Department, University of Liverpool         1980-1984

Specialist Fellowship Neurosurgery RCS London  1984

Consultant Neurosurgeon, West Midlands Regional Health Authority         1984-1995

Full time Private Practice/Medico-Legal Consultancy         1995-2006

CEO Active Medicolegal Reporting (continuing in  Medicolegal Reporting)           2007 – date


Special Interests: Stereotactic Surgery

Whiplash and Spinal Surgery

Missile Injures to Head and Spine

Aviation Medicine

Parachuting Injuries

Peer Review Publications:Articles on Head Injury

Surgery of Epilepsy

Stereotactic Surgery

Tumours

Numerous Case Reports on above (including spinal abscess)


Other Publications:

Depiction of Game of Go (Weiki or Baduk) in handpainted Chinese Export Wallpaper in 19 Century in the United Kingdom


Lectures:European Stereotactic Society

Society of British Neurosurgeons

HM Forces and Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training.

Nursing Training

Postgraduate Lectures to General Practitioners & Lawyers in Manchester, London, Brighton, Crewe and Gloucester

Lecturer on Headway Courses in Manchester and London on Head Injuries and Spinal Injuries

Distance Learning Tutor, University of Edinburgh Law Faculty, Medical Ethics & Medicolegal Practice


Author: Author of Head Injury & Spinal Injury, Medico-Legal Solutions Vol 1 Personal Injury & Criminal Trauma 1998. Edited by Dr R Norwich, Medico-Legal Publication.


Languages: Bilingual in Swedish and English


Additional: Beta Software Developer for X-Plane Mapping Software UK and Ireland for Messrs Circle Software.


Medico-Legal & Court Experiences:

He prepares on average 300 - 400 reports per annum on injury and medical negligence cases; the distribution being approximately 45% claimant, 30% defence cases and 25% as Single Joint Expert.  He averages 5 Court appearances per annum, with his evidence being accepted over 80% of cases in the past year in  where he has been called to trial.  He has  a database with settlement values, but this is not quoted, as the individual cases vary, although most cases are in five to six figure awards.  The practice is beginning to show a bias more towards 50/50 defence to claimant work and if it is  felt a case is unsustainable, the practice is to advise the instructing solicitors, rather than continue with what are felt to be unreasonable expectations.


He continues in Medicolegal practice and carries out Medico-Legal Clinics in Birmingham, Brighton, 10 Harley Street, London, St. John Street, Manchester, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Sheffield, Mencom House Clinic, Stoke-on Trent and Rosebank Surgery, Gloucester.



Appears on A.P.I.L. database.

Member of Society of Expert Witnesses

Expert Witness Directory

UK Register of Expert Witnesses

Expert Witness Website


G.M.C. Registration – No. 1333231S



© Donald A Campbell 2017