16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

28 August - 2 September 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Rupert Pearse

Affiliation: Intensive Care Medicine Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom;

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Improving outcomes for patients following major surgery and the cardiovascular pathophysiology of critical illness

Biography: Rupert Pearse graduated in 1996 from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, and completed much of his clinical training in the south-west Thames region. In 2006, Rupert was appointed Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London and was promoted to Professor, in 2014. He has received a number of awards from major funders during his career, including more than ten consecutive years of personal funding from the National Institute for Health Research, through a Clinician Scientist Award (2008-13), a Clinical Trials Fellowship (2014) and most recently an NIHR Research Professorship (2014-19). Rupert’s main research interests are in improving outcomes for patients following major surgery and the cardiovascular pathophysiology of critical illness. He plays a leading role in many large multi-centre studies particularly in the field of perioperative medicine. He has experience in a wide range of research methods, including translational laboratory and clinical research, large epidemiological studies and multi-centre randomised trials. His work is supported by outstanding collaborations locally, nationally and internationally, and he has recently been appointed as founding director of the UK Perioperative Medicine Trials Network. Rupert is an active member of several national and international societies for anaesthesia and intensive care medicine and gives around forty invited lectures each year, both within the UK and internationally. He undertakes external peer review for several major public funding agencies, and for a number of specialty and general interest journals. He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at his joint institutions. In the other half of his job, Rupert works as a consultant with a fantastic team on the busy critical care unit at the Royal London Hospital in the heart of London’s east end.

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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