Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Reader in Vascular Surgery



+44 (0)20 3312 6428colin.bicknell




1020Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus






Bachelor of Medicine (BM), University of Southampton, June 1996

Doctor of Medicine (MD), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, September 2005

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) (FRCS), March 2007

Certificate of Completion of Clinical Training, August 2008



Clinical Senior Lecturer and Hon Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Imperial College London, Jan 2009 –present

Course Director, Imperial Health Policy MSc, May 2014-present

Chair of meeting committee and Council member, British Society of Endovascular Therapy, Jun 2012-present

Vascular representative for the National Cardiac Specialised Services Clinical Reference Group, June 2013-present.

Deputy Undergraduate Vertical Theme Head for Ethics, Professionalism, Leadership and Management, Imperial College London, March 2009-present

Vascular Lead - London Postgraduate School of Surgery Surgical Skills, October 2010 –present


Research interests

Robotic and 3D Navigational Strategies to enhance endovascular interventions

Reducing error in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Clinical trials in Vascular Surgery including the influence of ACE inhibitors on aneurysm growth and aortic aneurysm stent graft trials.

Evidence for health policy 


Membership of Professional bodies

Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

British Society of Endovascular Therapy

Medical Protection Society

General Medical Council


Membership of Editorial Boards

Journal of Endovascular Therapy Editorial Board Member


Reviewer information

European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

British Journal of Surgery

Journal of Endovascular Therapy

Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England


Membership of Committees

Cardiovascular Research Committee

Imperial College NHS Trust New Procedures Committee

Imperial College Ethical Peer Review Committee

British Society of Endovascular Therapy


Undergraduate Teaching

Deputy Vertical Theme Head for Ethics, Professionalism, Management and Leadership 

Lead for Vascular Surgery (St Mary's Campus)


Post Graduate Teaching Roles

Course Director, Imperial Health Policy MSc, May 2014-present

 Vascular Lead and Surgical Trainer - London Postgraduate School of Surgery Surgical Skills, October 2010 –present





Cheung S, Rahman R, Bicknell C, et al., 2020, Comparison of manual versus robot-assisted contralateral gate cannulation in patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair., Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg

Aufegger L, Bùi KH, Bicknell C, et al., 2020, Designing a paediatric hospital information tool with children, parents, and healthcare staff: a UX study., Bmc Pediatr, Vol:20

Hamady M, Bicknell C, 2020, Challenges of Total Endovascular Repair of Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, ISSN:0174-1551

Ramjeeawon A, Sharrock AE, Morbi A, et al., 2020, Using Fully-Immersive Simulation Training with Structured Debrief to Improve Nontechnical Skills in Emergency Endovascular Surgery., J Surg Educ, Vol:77, Pages:1300-1311

Gogalniceanu P, Bicknell C, Reader T, et al., 2020, We Asked the Experts: Delivering Resilient Surgical Care in a Crisis-Five Survival Strategies for Front-Line Surgeons, World Journal of Surgery, Vol:44, ISSN:0364-2313, Pages:3597-3599

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