A/Prof Shweta Gidwani

United Kingdom
Shweta Gidwani

Senior Research Fellow, Injury

Emergency Medicine, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust Hospital, London, UK Asst Professor The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University, USA

Assistant Professor Shweta Gidwani (MBBS, MRCEM, FRCEM) is a practicing emergency medicine physician at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK where she holds a substantive appointment since 2013, serving as the global emergency medicine and quality improvement lead there. For the last 10 yrs she has also held an adjunct Assistant Professor faculty position at Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University, USA and a core member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Global Emergency Medicine committee.

Her work focuses on emergency care capacity building through innovative training models with a view to build provider capacity at scale and build health system and workforce resilience,  particularly in LMICs, She has over a decade of experience on the field through partnership projects in a number of countries including India, Uganda and Ghana. 

Her main interests include emergency medicine curriculum development, medical education, trauma care, wellbeing, HIV testing in non-traditional settings, patient safety, quality improvement and digital health. She is an advocate for the role of emergency medicine practitioners in improving health outcomes in countries where emergency medicine is a developing speciality.

She graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India in 2002. She completed her core training in Emergency Medicine at Manchester Royal Infirmary and St Helens' and Knowsley Trust, UK and then moved to London where she completed her Fellowship in Emergency Medicine with a focus on global health and patient safety.

The recent Imperial College and The George Institute, UK partnership, has given her the opportunity to bring her academic and field work in global emergency care closer to home and she is delighted to be joining the dynamic and inspiring injury prevention team at The George Institute as a Senior Fellow.