Major Max Marsden

Clinical Research Fellow

I studied medicine at Imperial College Medical School and joined the Army as a Medical Cadet in my third year. I developed an interest in trauma care at medical school and did my Medical Elective in Washington D.C. at the MedSTAR trauma unit. I deployed to Afghanistan with the British Army in 2012 and was predominately involved in Pre-Hospital care with a short period also spent at the field hospital at Camp Bastion.

During my first year as a General Surgery registrar I was successful at the Military’s Higher Research Degree Board and was fortunate to join the Centre for Trauma Sciences in October 2016 as a clinical research fellow working towards a PhD. I was awarded a one year Honorary Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. My research interests include the prediction of Traumatic Coagulopathy specifically in the pre-hospital environment. I am exploring how Bayesian Networks aid decision making in both the Military and Civilian context.

My medical interests include disaster and conflict medicine, resuscitation and trauma surgery. I enjoy teaching and I regularly instruct on the Advanced Life Support and Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support courses.


  • Marsden M, Benger J, Brohi K et al. (2019). Coagulopathy, cryoprecipitate and CRYOSTAT-2: realising the potential of a nationwide trauma system for a national clinical trial. Br J Anaesth 122, (2) 164-169.
  • Scattergood S, Marsden M, Kyrimi E et al. (2019). Combined ultrasound and Sestamibi scintigraphy provides accurate preoperative localisation for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 101, (2) 97-102.
  • lendrum R, PERKINS Z, chana M et al. (). Pre-Hospital Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta for Exsanguinating Pelvic Haemorrhage. Resuscitation .
  • Marsden MER, Mossadegh S, Marsh W et al. (2018). Development of a major incident triage tool: the importance of evidence from implementation studies. J R Army Med Corps .
  • MARSDEN M, CARDEN R, Navaratne L et al. (2018). Outcomes following trauma laparotomy for hypotensive trauma patients: a UK military and civilian perspective. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery .
  • Marsden ME, Sharrock AE, Hansen CL et al. (2016). British Military surgical key performance indicators: time for an update?. J R Army Med Corps 162, (5) 373-378.
  • Smith IM, Naumann DN, Marsden MER et al. (2015). Images of War: Accurate FAST and Abdominal CT Minimizes Negative Laparotomy for Battlefield Abdominal Trauma. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY 102181-181.
  • Smith IM, Naumann DN, Marsden MER et al. (2015). Scanning and War: Utility of FAST and CT in the Assessment of Battlefield Abdominal Trauma. Ann Surg 262, (2) 389-396.

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