ffolliet has been my nickname for many years. it was given me by a Surgical Chief a long time ago. It’s a Welsh forename pronounced “fall ee ete”. And it IS spelled with a double ff at the beginning AND lower case.
In real life I’m a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon working in The Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, England. I specialise in Surgical Oncology, Neonatal Surgery and Trauma. I do a fair amount of teaching, mentoring and giving presentations. I see how valuable presentations can be in education, management and research but also 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’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.