Professor Paul Dimitri BSc, MBChB, FRCPCH, PhD
Director of Research & Innovation at Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Professor of Child Health & Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology
Divisional Research Lead, The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire and Humber
Phone: 0114 271 7354
Paul is an Honorary Professor of Child Health at Sheffield Hallam University, and a Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Director of Research and Innovation at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Divisional Director for The Division of Children, Reproductive Health and Childbirth, Genetics and Non-Malignant Haematology at the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network. Paul’s research interests include the impact of body composition on skeletal growth in children, and the development of novel skeletal imaging modalities, He has published widely in scientific journals and presented nationally and internationally in his research field.
Paul firmly believes that collaboration across multiple sectors and professions is the key to successful research to support and advance children’s healthcare. He is the Clinical Lead for Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health (TITCH) which is a national network that has developed to prioritise the healthcare technology needs of children and young people, and to support the design, development and adoption of children’s healthcare technology. The TITCH network utilises the expertise, breadth and depth of knowledge of a broad range of professionals from different discipline with the advantage of working at scale on a national level. In collaboration with colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield, Paul has also led on the development of the South Yorkshire Institute for Research and Innovation (SIIRCH) which has been established to support child health research through cross-boundary and multidisciplinary collaboration. SIIRCH has 160 members to date.