Leonard Cheshire Development Centre

Emeritus Professor James Ryan


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Professor James Ryan was the first Leonard Cheshire Professor in Conflict Recovery at the University College London and was appointed in 1995. He was also Honorary Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine in University College London Hospital Trust. In 2002 he was appointed International Professor of Surgery at the United Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland, USA.

Prior to the establishment of the Leonard Cheshire Centre, Professor Ryan was Joint Professor of Military Surgery at the Royal Army Medical College, London and Royal College of Surgeons of England. His war and disaster medical experience covers military and humanitarian operations in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Nepal, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Professor Ryan is a trustee of a number of charities, including the Swinfen Charitable Trust - an organisation which focuses on establishing telemedicine links between hospital-based practitioners in the developing world and medical and surgical specialists who give advice over the internet. 

Professor Ryan's research interests include ballistic and terrorist injury, military and conflict medicine.