Dr Birchall has been a Consultant Neuroradiologist at Newcastle Regional Neurosciences Centre since 1999. During this period, he has served as Head of Service and as Chair of the Trust’s Information Systems Strategy Board.
He completed Medical School at Cambridge University, trained as a Physician in Bristol and Queensland, undertook his general radiological training in Manchester and completed his higher neuroradiological training in Perth, Western Australia.
Additional higher degrees include a Distinction in MBA from Newcastle University Business School and his MD Thesis for studies into adolescent scoliosis.
Dr Birchall is a senior editor at the British Journal of Radiology and has been on the Board of the British Society of Neuroradiology. He continues to have a national role on behalf of the Society as lead for national benchmarking.
MRI and CT imaging of the brain and spine. Dr Birchall also has extensive experience in spinal interventional radiology techniques.
Running and cycling
Dr Birchall has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His current research activity centres on the neuro-psychological aspects of image interpretation and on organisational functionality.
- Royal College of Radiologists
- British Society of Neuroradiology
Other post held
- Consultant Neuroradiologist, Regional Neurosciences Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne