Dr Will Bolton


During my medical degree I intercalated in Clinical Sciences Medical Imaging BSc (Hons) and I graduated form Medicine at Leeds in 2016. Currently I am an Academic Foundation Doctor and NIHR Clinical Research Fellow in the Global Health Research Group Surgical Technologies in Leeds, taking time out of training to complete a PhD on surgical technologies for application in low and middle income countries. I also lead the MedTech Foundation, a student and trainee affiliation of the NIHR Surgical MedTech Cooperative. The group aims to educate and egnage early career students and professionals to enhance medtech skills and promote interdiscplinary research. 

Research interests

My research interests include the development and evaluation of novel surgical technology, its applications to low-resource settings and clinical trial design in Global Surgery. In my current role I work closely with the Leeds Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Trials Centre, NIHR Surgical MedTech Cooperative, the Leeds Innovation in Surgical Technologies Network and the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development. My clinical interests include essential and emergency surgery, general surgery and trauma and orthopaedic surgery. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's