Mr Noel Aruparayil

Mr Noel Aruparayil


I completed my primary medical qualification M.D (Hons) with Tver State Medical University, Russia. I was also awarded a Certificate (Dist) in Russian Langauge with Teaching Qualification. 

Currently, I am on my Out of Programme Research (OOPR) from my Higher Surgical Training (General Surgery) to pursue a PhD in Global Surgery with NIHR funded Global Health Research Group - Surgical Technologies.

Research interests

My PhD evaluates minimal access surgery using Gas Insufflation Less Laparoscopic Surgery (GILLS) technique in Rural India.

I am working closely with the following teams:

1) Academic Unit of Health Economics we are exploring the cost-effectiveness of this technique. 

2) Clinical Trials Research Unit - setting up GILLS Registry to inform future feasibility studies and trials

3) Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development - qualitative studies in access to surgery and evaluating a training programme for GILLS technique

4) School of Mechanical Engineering/School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering - improving GILLS lift device design and constructing low-cost laparoscopic simulators


  • M.D (Hons)
  • MRCSEd
  • PGCert in Health Research

Professional memberships

  • Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Medical Protection Society

Student education

Co-supervisor for medical students and academic foundation programme trainees in projects related to Global Surgery

Organising and delivering surgical education to medical students - Cutting Edge Surgical Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's