Graham Kirkwood trained and worked as an NHS nurse in Norwich, England, working with people with learning difficulties from 1993 to 2002. Prior to that he was a computer analyst / programmer. Since studying for an MSc in Modern Epidemiology at Imperial College London in 2002/03 he has worked as a researcher in a number of areas involving evidence synthesis and data analysis of routine data sets. His two main topics of interest are injury and trauma and inequality in access to health care. He has worked with Professor Allyson Pollock on these issues for 10 years, this has included extensive research into sport injury and concussion in children which continues.
He is on the Stakeholder Engagement Group for the new emergency care data set being developed by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in partnership with the NHS and has also worked closely with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in the development of information packs, particularly on trampoline injury and injuries in the home in under 5s.