Board Members

Rupert Pearse

Prof Rupert Pearse

CTN Director
NIHR Research Professor & Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Queen Mary University of London

I am an active researcher in perioperative medicine, with experience of leading several international projects to completion as chief investigator. I have a major interest in perioperative medicine, but am active in various fields in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia. My clinical work is all in Intensive Care Medicine.

Joyce Yeung

Dr Joyce Yeung

CTN Deputy Director
NIHR Post Doctoral Fellow in Anaesthesia, Clinician Scientist in Anaesthesia

College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

I am a senior lecturer at University of Birmingham and honorary consultant in anaesthesia and critical care. My research into the impact of anaesthesia on post-operative delirium in patients with hip fracture has been awarded a NIHR post- doctoral fellowship. I am also member of the Anaesthesia Specialty Group.

My research interests are in the field of anaesthesia, critical care and resuscitation. My current research focuses on the impact of anaesthesia on cognitive function, the elderly, patient outcomes and development of chronic pain post surgery.

Matt Dickinson

Dr Matt Dickinson

Consultant Anaesthetist
Royal Surrey County Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer
University College London (UCL)

I am a Consultant Anaesthetist with a specialist interest in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB), Oesophagogastric, major Urological surgery, Colorectal surgery and the development of Enhanced Recovery Programmes and quality improvement projects.

I am involved in the development of UCL’s MSc in Perioperative Medicine, co-authoring modules on Enhanced Recovery after Surgery and hold position of Honorary Senior Lecturer.

Michael Gillies

Dr Michael Gillies

Clinical Director for Intensive Care,
Consultant and Honorary Reader in Intensive Care

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

I am a Consultant and Honorary Reader in Critical Care Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and hold a Chief Scientist’s (Scotland) NRS Clinician Award.

My clinical and research interests are: perioperative critical care, echocardiography, respiratory failure and health services research.

Anton Krige

Dr Anton Krige

Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia
East Lancashire Hospitals

My clinical work comprises major colorectal and major hepato-biliary-pancreatico surgery, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and critical care at the Royal Blackburn Hospital. I am Associate Medical Director for R&D for my organisation, Anaesthesia SG Lead for the Greater Manchester NIHR CRN and President of region’s Trainee Research Network (NWRAG). I introduced and lead Enhanced Recovery Programme’s for all surgical specialities in my Trust and lead several critical care and perioperative QI projects.

My research interests are primarily related to Enhanced Recovery and perioperative medicine, but also includes some critical care research, and I am a current NIHR grant holder.

Jaimin Patel

Dr Jaimin Patel

Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Anaesthesia and ICM
University Hospitals Birmingham

I am a Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Anaesthesia and ICM at University Hospitals Birmingham. My research interests are focused around improving outcomes following major abdominal and emergency surgery, as well as sepsis. I am lead for Perioperative Research at University Hospital Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth and am the deputy specialty lead in Anaesthesia for the West-Midlands NIHR CRN.

Matt Wilson

Dr Matt Wilson

Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia, School of Health & Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I am a Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia at Sheffield School of Health & Related Research. I have recently completed a Clinician Scientist Fellowship with the NIHR. I have expertise in clinical trials evaluating health technology interventions in peri-operative medicine, acute pain and reproductive health. My Interests are Acute Pain, Emergency Surgery, Enhanced Recovery after Surgery, Obstetrics, and Perioperative Medicine. My Current Studies are RESPITE (CI), and SALVO (Chief Clinical Investigator); my Previous Studies include BUMPES (Chief Clinical Investigator).

Dr R Kasivisvanathan

Dr Ramanathan Kasivisvanathan

Head of Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Royal Marsden Hospital

Also known as Nathan, I am Head of Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Royal Marsden, providing anaesthesia for all major, robotic and oncological surgery. I trained in the North Central London School of Anaesthesia and conducted a period of research as an honorary associate at the Wellcome Trust.

Work that I have led including service design, quality improvement and research, to date, has been recognised by over 35 regional, national and international prizes, awards or grants from a number of high profile bodies including National Institute of Academic anaesthesia; NIHR; NICE; Association of Anaesthetists and the British Medical Journal. I am well published in a number of areas of perioperative medicine and am invited to speak nationally in many of these areas including high risk surgery, frailty and anaesthesia for robotic surgery

Tamas Szakmany

Dr Tamas Szakmany

Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

I am a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. I graduated at the University of Pecs, Hungary, where I then went on to gain a PhD in Critical Care.

My research interests have always encompassed a broad spectrum of critical care practices: from monitoring and modulation of inflammatory response in sepsis and after major surgery to long-term outcomes following critical care discharge and also participating actively in large randomized controlled trials.

I have always been passionate to work with medical students, to help them realizing their potential: my last few publications are all collaborations with medical students at Cardiff University with whom I developed an award-winning research programme on the epidemiology of sepsis on the general wards.

Dr Laura Carrick

Dr Laura Carrick

Anaesthetic Trainee ST6
East Midlands Anaesthetic Trainee

I have a strong interest in research and making it accessible to all, as such I formed the East Midlands Anaesthetic and Critical Care Trainee Research Network, MERCAT, and I have this year taken on the role of secretary for the Research Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT), the national umbrella organisation for the regional anaesthetic trainee research networks.

In addition I have undertaken a PhD focused on post-operative physical function and frailty in the older surgical patient and I am in the process of writing my thesis.

This reflects my clinical interest in perioperative medicine, specifically of the older patient, in the past I have represented anaesthetic trainees for the Age Anaesthesia Association and currently I am a part of the East Midlands Major Trauma Network Frailty Group. Jointly with Dr Katie Samuel the current RAFT Chair I will represent RAFT, and also trainees in general.

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Dr Katie Samuel

ST7 Anaesthesia, RAFT Chair
Bristol School of Anaesthesia

I am an anaesthetic registrar based in Bristol, and chair both STAR group (Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research) and RAFT (Research and Audit Federation of Trainees), as well as Trainees with an interest in Perioperative Medicine (TRIPOM). My career interests lie in perioperative medicine, clinical research and education, and I represent both RAFT and trainees in general on the CTN board.


Jenny Dorey

Lay Representative
National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia

I was a practising hospital pharmacist for most of my career, including 20 years as chief pharmacist in a large teaching hospital and pharmaceutical advisor to a Strategic Health Authority.

High quality safe, effective and patient focused care delivered through collaboration and sharing has always been my priority.