Chris Oliver – CyclingSurgeon

Chris Oliver retired surgeon and professor based in Scotland. Inspirational cyclist and expedition kayaker.

Highlights

Previous 

Curriculum vitae

Fellowships

Expeditions

  • 2022 Sailed, The Swan LK243. Outer Hebrides.
  • 2021 Sailed, Bessie Ellen. Caledonian Canal. Oban to Inverness.
  • 2019 Sailed, The Swan LK243. Shetland to Faroes (return).
  • 2019 Cycled, Provence, France.
  • 2018 Cycled, Provence, France.
  • 2017 Cycled, Chile.
  • 2015 Cycled, Rajasthan, India.
  • 2015 Cycled, Knighthood of Sufferlandria – Sir Chris Oliver  65th UK Knight – 250 miles static spin bike in 12 hours.
  • 2014 Cycled, 1,100 miles St Malo-Nice, France.
  • 2013 Cycled, 3,500 miles Los Angeles-Boston, USA.
  • 2012 Expedition Medic. Wilderness Medical Certificate. Glenmore Lodge.
  • 2012 Whitewater kayaking. Bhutan (East), Trashigang.  Doctor.
  • 2011 Whitewater kayaking. Grand Canyon, Colorado River. Doctor.
  • 2010 Whitewater kayaking. Nepal, Sun Kosi River. Doctor.
  • 2009 Cycled, 1,000 miles Land’s End to John O’Groats.
  • 2008 Whitewater kayaking. Bhutan (West), Paro & Thrimpu. Doctor.
  • 1993 Whitewater kayaking. India. Descent of upper River Ganges. Doctor.
  • 1983 Whitewater kayaking. British Universities expedition River Zap. Turkey. Doctor & Team Leader.
  • 1981 Whitewater kayaking. British Expedition to British Columbia, Yukon & Alaska. Doctor.

Journal review 

Research and Media

Research papers Prof Chris Oliver

Media featuring Prof Chris Oliver @CyclingSurgeon

2022

  • Cyclists claim £1.2 million in Edinburgh tram line compensation. Cycling Weekly Expert Opinion. 22nd September 2022.
  • Data reveals cost of tram line cycling accidents for Edinburgh City Council. Yahoo Finance Expert Opinion. 22nd September 2022.
  • Data reveals cost of tram line cycling accidents for Edinburgh City Council.  New York Press News Expert Opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • The data shows the cost of bicycle accidents on the tram line for Edinburgh City Council. UKDailyNews Expert Opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Cyclists injured on Edinburgh tram line paid £1.2million in compensation. UKSportNews Expert Opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Cyclists paid £1.2m in Edinburgh tram line compensation. SixtyPlusCycling Expert Opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Cyclists injured on Edinburgh tram line paid £1.2m in compensation. Road.cc Expert opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • More than £1.2 million paid out to cyclists injured on Edinburgh tram lines. The National Expert opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Edinburgh tram line cycling accidents cost taxpayer £1.26m in 10 years.  Edinburgh Live Expert opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Cyclists paid £1.2m in Edinburgh tram line compensation.  BBC Scotland News online Expert Opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Over £1.2m paid out to cyclists involved in tram line accidents.  STV News Expert Opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Edinburgh trams: £1.2 million paid out over cycle accidents on Edinburgh tram tracks. Edinburgh News Expert opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Edinburgh Tram line cycling accidents. BBC Radio Scotland News interview. Expert Opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Edinburgh Tram line cycling accidents. Radio Forth News interview. Expert Opinion. 21st September 2022.
  • Edinburgh Tramline cycling accidents. BBC Scotland Evening News interview. Expert Opinion television news but not screened. 21st September 2022.
  • Royal portals appear on the Meadows cycle path as mourners line up in Edinburgh. Today. PostUSZero Expert Opinion. 12th Sept 2022.
  • Cyclists in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh are angry at the placement of portaloos along a cycle lane at North Meadow Walk. Electric Vehicle News Expert Opinion. 12th Sept 2022.
  • Cyclists in Edinburgh slam placement of portaloos on cycle lane as crowds expected for Queen Elizabeth II lying in rest. Road.cc Expert Opinion. 12th Sept 2022.
  • Cyclists in Edinburgh call off portoloos placement. SportingNews Expert Opinion. 12th Sept 2022.
  • Cyclists in Edinburgh slam the placement of Portaloos on the cycle lane as crowds are expected for Queen Elizabeth II who lies at rest. UKSportsNews Expert Opinion. 12th Sept 2022.
  • ‘Accident waiting to happen’: Royal portaloos appear on major bike path.  STV News Expert Opinion. 12th Sept 2022.
  • Anger as Edinburgh cyclists ‘at risk of being hit’ by Royal portaloos on Meadows. Edinburgh Live Expert opinion. 12th Sept 2022.
  • Cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in crash after wheel got “stuck in tramlines”. Road.cc Expert Opinion. 5th September 2022.
  • “Where is the effort being put into dangerous driving which kills, maims and destroys lives?”: All the reaction to government plan to introduce death by dangerous cycling law. Road.cc Expert opinion. 7th August 2022.
  • Deaths by Cycling and proposed changes in the law.  National news. BBC News Channel. iPlayer about 7:20pm. Expert opinion. 6th August 2022
  • Grant Shapps vows ‘death by dangerous cycling’ law – but drivers are still the bigger threat, say campaigners. iPaper. Expert opinion. 6th August 2022.
  • Sailing into Lochinver on The Swan LK243. BBC Scotland Picture of the week 24th June to 1st July. 1st July 2022.
  • Zhi Min Soh: May 31 marks 5 years since the fatal Edinburgh tram rails crash, a few lessons learned, but no Fatal Accident Inquiry, no published report ?  Opinion piece by Dave Holliday. Spokes – The Lothian Cycling Campaign. 9th May 2022.
  • What would happen if everyone cycled? Shimano Steps. Essay expert opinion. 28th April 2022.
  • A lifetime’s career in digital innovation. Invited speaker & mentor for mini–hackathon. Medical Student SSC workshop 5th Year module on Digital Healthcare. Imperial College London Global Digital Health Unit. 28th April 2022 & 5th May 2022.
  • Let’s talk about gential health. Cycling Weekly. Expert comment. 7th April 2022.

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