Mr Noel Aruparayil

Mr Noel Aruparayil


Out of Programme Research (OOPR) from Higher Surgical Training (General Surgery) with NIHR funded Global Health Research Group - Surgical Technologies.

Co-Primary Investigator on projects to evaluate training and outcomes of gasless laparoscopic surgery in Rural North-East India

PhD on developing a framework for adoption and implementation of laparoscopic surgery in LMICs




  • Supervision for BSc students and AFP projects in Global Surgery

Research interests

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 BSc/MSc projects and AFP placements on Global Surgery related topics related to training and diagnostics for abdominal conditions in LMICs setting. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's