Lord Swinfen, MBE is an hereditary member of the House of Lords, an ex Regular soldier of the British Army.
The Right Honourable the Lord Swinfen, MBE
Member of the House of Lords, Upper House of the United Kingdom Parliament, elected hereditary peer.
Takes an active interest in the work of parliament, and now sits on the
Hybrid bills committee (2017 – to date) and was a member of the artificial intelligence committee. (2017 – 2018) of the House of Lords, and joint committee on consolidation bills, United Kingdom Parliament (2010 – 2017).
All party parliamentary group on global health (– to date).
Founded the Swinfen Charitable Trust, registered charity number 1077879 in 1998 and is a director of the trust, and runs it on a day to day basis with his wife. The trust was awarded the humanitarian prize by the american telemedicine association for 2018 (1998 – to date).
Honorary research fellow of the Centre for Online Health, The University Of Queensland, Australia (2002 – 2010).
Member of the steering committee of the catastrophes and conflicts section, The Royal Society Of Medicine, London (2001 – 2012).
Member of the board of directors of the American Telemedicine Association (2009 – 2012).
Member of the SIG (Special Interest Group (Telemedicine Outreach)) of the American Telemedicine Association (2008 – to date).
Member of the First Moett Team (Management Of Obstetric Emergency Trauma Team) to visit Iraq in April 2004.
Co-author of a number of papers on telemedicine in the developing world.
United Kingdom patron of world orthopaedic concern.
Patron of the Kunde Foundation.
Awarded Membership of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by HM the Queen in the new year honours list, 2016, for services to telemedicine overseas.