Dr Hingston studied medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine, graduating in 1999. He is accredited in both Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine, although since 2010 has worked as a full-time Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine.

He has a recognised expertise in human factors in error, an interest developed during time spent working with aircrews in pre-hospital emergency medicine/aeromedical retrieval in Sydney, Australia. He is a certified instructor in this field and has a significant commitment to teaching these non-technical skills to undergraduates, postgraduates and multidisciplinary teams to improve patient safety.

He has an interest in medical education and is the local Faculty Tutor for Intensive Care Medicine in Cardiff, supporting the education and training of all the junior doctors working on the Intensive Care Unit. He is also involved with the Royal College of Physicians IMPACT Course, helping to train physicians in the recognition of the critically ill, both as a member of the national Curriculum Development Group and as a Course Director.

He was a co-author of the, ‘Targeted Temperature Management after Cardiac Arrest (TTM) Trial’ which has significantly influenced global cardiac arrest management.