Emeritus Professor W Angus Wallace
Founding Fellow Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI 2017>)
Chair, FCI Annual Scientific Conferences (ASC 2020-22) & Member ASC (2023)
Angus developed an interest in informatics while carrying out his shoulder research from 1978 to 1984. During this time, he used a Digital PDP11 computer and programmed in Fortran IV. He later programmed in Basic and Machine code both for the Apple computer and for the Sinclair Spectrum computer. He created the Faculty of Health Informatics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000 and was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Informatics (FHI) from 2000 to 2005. During his appointment the Faculty introduced a “Master’s Degree in Health Informatics” initially with the RCSEd partnering with Bath University and later with Edinburgh University. During his 5-year appointment he also introduced the eLogbook for surgical training initially into Orthopaedic Surgery but later to cover all surgical training in the UK and Ireland. He was one of the 4-person team who developed the initial version of the eLogbook.
In addition to the FHI his specific involvement in Clinical Informatics has included the following – ePortfolio Adviser, Faculty of Health Informatics, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (2004-10); Member Project Board, Clinical Documentation & Generic Record Standards (CDGRS) Project, Royal College of Physicians (2010-13); Member National Clinical Reference Panel (NCRP) for Choose & Book (Connecting for Health -2010-14).
As Professor of Orthopaedic & Accident Surgery in Nottingham for 30 years his special interest was Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, He was one of 4 Founding Members of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) of which he was BESS President (2001-3) and President of the International Conference of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (Edinburgh 2010).
He has published over 350 research and academic papers and continues reviewing papers on shoulder and elbow surgery and orthopaedic training for eight different journals in 2023.