Biography

2015-present: Academic and Clinical Lead for Respiratory Paediatrics, University Hospitals of the North Midlands

2014-present: Editor in Chief, Paediatrics and Child Health (Elsevier)

2013-2015: Head of School of Paediatrics, Health Education East Midlands

2011-present: Chair of MRCPCH Theory Examinations, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

2009-present: Honorary Associate (Clinical) Professor in Paediatrics, University of Nottingham

2007: MD Keele University: Medicine (Genetics)
 
2005-2009: Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Nottingham
 
2004-2015: Consultant Paediatrician and Lead for Medical Education, Derbyshire Children’s Hospital
 
2003-2005: Clinical Research Fellow at University Hospital of North Staffordshire

Research and scholarship

Dr Carroll's research is particularly concerned with the development of applied diagnostics and the use of non-invasive testing and treatments for children with respiratory disease. He was a founding member of Keele's Fetal Epigenetics Group.

He has an interest in medical education and currently holds several National roles in Undergraduate and Postgraduate education.
 
Research themes:
1. Diagnostic Engineering & Proteomics 
2. Health Services Research

Selected publications:

  • Haworth KE, Farrell WE, Emes RD, Ismail KM, Carroll WD, Hubball E, Rooney A, Yates AM, Mein C, Fryer AA. Methylation of the FGFR2 gene is associated with high birth weight centile in humansEpigenomics 2014;6(5):477-91.
  • Fertleman C, Carroll WD. Protecting students and promoting resilience. BMJ 2013;347:f5160.
  • Haworth KE, Farrell WE, Emes RD, Ismail KMK, Carroll WD, Borthwick HD et al. Combined influence of gene-specific cord blood methylation and maternal smoking habit on birth weight. Epigenomics 2013;5:37-49.
  • Emes RD, Clifford H, Haworth KE, Farell WE, Fryer AA, Carroll WD, Ismail KMK. Antiepileptic drugs and fetal epigenomeEpilepsia 2013;54:e16-9.
  • Wildhaber J, Carroll WD, Brand PLP. Global impact of asthma on children and adolescents’ daily lives; The Room to Breathe SurveyPed Pulmonol 2012;47:346-57.
  • Carroll WD, Wildhaber J, Brand PLP. Parent misperception of control in childhood/adolescent asthma: The room to breathe surveyEur Respir J 2012;39:90-6. 
  • Fryer AA, Emes RD, Ismail KM, Haworth KE, Mein C, Carroll WD, Farrell WE. 2011. Quantitative, high-resolution epigenetic profiling of CpG loci identifies associations with cord blood plasma homocysteine and birth weight in humans. Epigenetics, vol. 6(1), 86-94. doi>
  • Nafee T, Karpova E, Farrell W, Fryer A, Carroll W, Emes R, Ismail K. 2009. DNA methylation in cord blood, fetal plasma homocysteine, and fetal growth - A pilot study. BJOG-INT J OBSTET GY, vol. 116(10), 1412.
  • Fryer AA, Nafee TM, Ismail KM, Carroll WD, Emes RD, Farrell WE. 2009. LINE-1 DNA methylation is inversely correlated with cord plasma homocysteine in man: a preliminary study. Epigenetics, vol. 4(6), 394-398.
  • Nafee TM, Farrell WE, Carroll WD, Fryer AA, Ismail KM. 2008. Epigenetic control of fetal gene expression. BJOG, vol. 115(2), 158-168. doi>
  • Fryer AA, Carroll WD, Farrell WE, Fryer AA, Nafee T, Ismail K. 2007. One man's meat is another man's poison. British Medical Journal, vol. 334, 1252.
  • Carroll WD, Lenney W, Child F, Strange RC, Jones PW, Whyte MK, Primhak RA, Fryer AA. 2006. Asthma severity and atopy: how clear is the relationship?. ARCH DIS CHILD, vol. 91(5), 405-409. doi>
  • Carroll WD, Lenney W, Child F, Strange RC, Jones PW, Fryer AA. 2005. Maternal glutathione S-transferase GSTP1 genotype is a specific predictor of phenotype in children with asthma. PEDIATR ALLERGY IMMU, vol. 16(1), 32-39. doi>
  • Carroll WD, Lenney W, Jones PW, Strange RC, Child F, Whyte MK, Primhak RA, Fryer AA. 2005. Effects of glutathione S-transferase M1, T1 and P1 on lung function in asthmatic families. CLIN EXP ALLERGY, vol. 35(9), 1155-1161. doi>