Dr Birchall has been Consultant Neuroradiologist at Newcastle Regional Neurosciences Centre since 1999. During this period, he has also 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 my MD Thesis for studies into adolescent scoliosis.
He is a senior editor at the British Journal of Radiology; and has been on the Board of the British Society of Neuroradiology. He ontinues to have a national role on behalf of the Society as lead for national benchmarking.