Dr Ben Allin
Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Surgery
Ben Allin is a Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Surgery. He graduated from Imperial College in 2010, before completing foundation training in London, and a Paediatric Surgical Academic Clinical Fellowship in Oxford. His DPhil in Population Health focussed on investigating whether outcomes for children undergoing early surgery could be improved through the development and use of core outcome sets. Ben is a Paediatric Surgical Registrar at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and an Honorary Paediatric Surgical Registrar at Oxford Children’s Hospital.
Ben’s past research has focussed primarily on conducting large-scale national/international cohort studies, and using Delphi methodology to achieve consensus around clinically important questions. Amongst other things, his work has helped to advance the evidence base for treating children with gastroschisis and Hirschsprung’s disease, and has helped develop a pathway for the management of children with Paediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome Temporally associated with COVID-19.
Ben is a co-applicant on a £2 million NIHR HS&DR research grant, the overall aim of which is to investigate whether it is possible to reduce unwarranted variation in outcomes of children’s surgery by developing the Children’s Surgery Outcome Reporting system (CSOR). CSOR will combine routinely collected data, data from electronic operative records, and parent reported outcomes data, and through use of an online dashboard and facilitated feedback, provide individual hospitals with data on how their case-mix adjusted outcomes compare to those of other hospitals. Provision of such feedback will allow investigation of where variation in practice results in variation in outcome.
Using stated-preferences methods to develop a summary metric to determine successful treatment of children with a surgical condition: a study protocol
KNIGHT M. et al, (2022), BMJ Open
Impact of rectal dissection technique on primary-school-age outcomes for a British and Irish cohort of children with Hirschsprung disease.
Allin BSR. et al, (2022), J Pediatr Surg
Management of Gastroschisis: Results From the NETS2G Study, a Joint British, Irish, and Canadian Prospective Cohort Study of 1268 Infants.
Allin BSR. et al, (2020), Ann Surg
Outcomes at five to eight years of age for children with Hirschsprung's disease.
Allin BSR. et al, (2020), Arch Dis Child
A national consensus management pathway for paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS-TS): results of a national Delphi process.
Harwood R. et al, (2020), Lancet Child Adolesc Health