Professor Bob Jarman is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the RVI’s Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre where he specialises in the use of ultrasound in emergency and trauma medicine.
Originally from Leeds, Professor Jarman trained in electronics first before changing to medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne. He qualified in 1994, stayed in the region for higher training in emergency medicine and became a Consultant in 2003.
Professor Jarman has been utilising ultrasound at the point-of-care (PoCUS) for many years in his practice. This is a really exciting area of clinical development and he has been active in developing this area nationally and internationally with the following positions:
- a Visiting Professor at Teesside University he has been active in PoCUS postgraduate education
- Chair of the College of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Subcommittee
- a member of the Ultrasound Special Interest Group for the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)
- vice-chair of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Special Interest Group and lead author for their recent PoCUS Curriculum Guidance
- a member of the Council of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
Professor Jarman has presented on PoCUS at conferences and events internationally, has published in PoCUS in many journals and is the author/editor of a PoCUS textbook. He regularly peer review PoCUS papers for both international and national journals.
He has been interested in the management of major trauma for many years having set up and directed Advanced Trauma Life Support courses in the region, and has also taught on the instructor course at the Royal College of Surgeons.