Kim Hinshaw has been a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Sunderland Royal Hospital in North East England since 1994 and is also Director of Research & Innovation for the Trust and Clinical Research Lead (Division 3) for the NIHR NE & N Cumbria Clinical Research Network. He trained in NE England and was Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.
He has clinical and research interests in high-risk pregnancy, intrapartum care, ‘human factors’/non-technical skills and obstetric skills-drills training. He is Chair of the POET course UK Working Group (Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training), Vice-Chair of the MOET course UK Working Group (Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma) and past-Chair of ALSO UK (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics). He teaches both nationally and internationally. Kim is a medical advisor in obstetrics & gynaecology for the Swinfen Charitable Telemedicine Trust and has been a leading clinical trainer and medical advisor for the charity Baby Lifeline for the last 10 years. He is Faculty Lead for the BBL ‘BIRTH2’ programme, offering training based on high risk areas identified in the NHSLA report – “Ten Years of Maternity Claims” (2012).
Kim has had a long-term interest in postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology at national level and has chaired several RCOG education committees.