Dr Justine Lee

Dr Justine Lee (JJ) is a Specialist in Major Trauma at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QEHB), with a keen interest in trauma care, mass casualty management, multi-disciplinary training and simulation-based education and course design.

Following on from an 18-year military career (in oral and maxillofacial surgery and military trauma), Justine continued her career at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (Level 1) Major Trauma Centre caring for seriously injured polytrauma patients and their families. In addition to advancing excellence in clinical trauma care, improving healthcare systems and trauma research, more recently she has ventured into the fields of emergency planning and preparedness, high fidelity simulation, course design and in training trauma teams of the future.

Justine is the creator and editor of the Clinical Guidelines for use in a Major Incident and Mass Casualty Event, an NHS England publication to assist with the clinical response to a major incident. Using knowledge gained from treating military casualties in civilian trauma practice, Justine co-created the Major Incident Surgical and Trauma Teams training course (MISTT) which uses lectures, high fidelity simulation and cadaveric workshops to deliver teaching in mass casualty management and disaster medicine. She is also a member of the World Health Organisation Academy Expert Group (Mass Casualty Management, MCM) and was appointed as a WHO Academy Instructor for the new mass casualty management simulation course for the WHO Academy. Justine was part of the first European team to deliver face to face teaching in Athens, Greece on Mass Casualty Management, Major Incident Triage, Major Trauma Systems and Pre-Hospital Care in 2021.

Justine is also a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer for the MSc Trauma Sciences programme at University of Birmingham, a Senior EMERGO instructor for Public Health England, an Academic Educational and Clinical Supervisor for Health Education England core surgical trainees, a Trust Clinical Simulation Fellow and a Royal College Surgical Tutor.