ffolliet has been my nickname as a surgeon for many years. it was the nickname given me by a Surgical Chief a long time ago. It’s a Welsh forename pronounced “fall ee ete”. And it IS spelled using a lower case f.
I’m a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon working in The Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, England. I specialise in Surgical Oncology, Neonatal Surgery and Trauma, a lot of teaching and mentoring and giving presentations. I see how valuable presentations can be in education, management and research but how ineffective they usually are. I long for the world to lay down the weapon of bulletpoints and embrace creative and engaging presentations. The story of my journey into presentations can be found here.
I am lucky enough to be invited all over to give talks on my ideas about presentations and the p cubed concept. I lead presentation workshops locally, nationally and internationally. I’m currently working up a book on presentations.
I did a wee thing at TEDx Stuttgart in 2013 of which I’m quite proud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFza3W87eDg
There was also a talk at SMACCDub in 2016called “Things that scare me.”
I’m proud to be a Visiting Lecturer at the Virtual Hospital of St Emlyn’s in Virchester to which this site is affiliated. As part of the FOAM community we believe in the concept of freely sharing medical education.
Outside all of that, I struggle to keep fit, cycle a bit and do the odd triathlon. I’m a father, singer, laugher, learner, sharer, blogger, thinker and much more.
I’m always interesting in coming to share ideas about #presentationskills, give lectures or run workshops almost anywhere in the world. If that interests you, please get in touch!
Thanks to Ian Summers for the photo.