Dr Lalith Wijedoru MBBS MRCPCH MSc

MBChB Clinical Teacher (School of Medicine) School of Medicine


Personal Statement

Lalith Wijedoru is a Clinical Teacher for the MBChB programme at the University of Liverpool's School of Medicine.
He is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, and is the Emergency Department lead for Safeguarding.
He is a former Clinical Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), and former Director of Studies for LSTM's global health MSc for clinicians.

Dr Wijedoru is a graduate of University College London (UCL) Medical School. He trained in paediatrics in and around Sheffield Children's Hospital (South Yorkshire Deanery), Oxford School of Paediatrics, and completed sub-specialist training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine in London. He holds a MSc in Tropical Paediatrics from LSTM, and has worked as both a clinical researcher and clinical educator in Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, and Sri Lanka.

Dr Wijedoru has worked as a Research Fellow for the Centre of Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (University of Oxford) both in the UK and in Asia.
He is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine (APEM).

He is passionate about both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
His particular areas of interest relate to student/doctor professionalism, clinical skills of history and examination, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking.
His clinical areas of interest relate to diagnostic tests in unselected febrile children, the rational use of antimicrobials, and the safeguarding of children.