Mr Kirkpatrick is the Medical Director, a Trustee and past Chairman of the International charity organisation ‘Facing The World’. The charity was started in 2002 and Mr Kirkpatrick has been one of the team of surgeons since its inception.
Facing The World is committed to training, building and supporting sustainable Craniofacial units in countries with the greatest need and has been involved in building Craniofacial Centres in both Hanoi and Danang in Vietnam since 2009.
The work of the charity has been independently audited by other Craniofacial Surgeons and has featured in several major Television company documentaries.
Facing The World has received a Points of Light Award from the British Prime Minister and The Medal for Peace and Friendship among Nations from the Government of Vietnam.
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