Helen Galley
Helen Galley PhD, FRCA, FFICM President

Professor in the Academic Unit of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen. Her research interests are inflammatory responses of sepsis- particularly of oxidative stress in mitochondria and the use of antioxidants targeted to mitochondria as therapeutic approaches. Helen has been an ARS member for 20 years and has held two terms of office as a member of the ARS Council, latterly as Grants Officer, before becoming President in 2016.

Ben Shelley
Ben Shelley MBChB, FRCA, MD, FFICM Honorary Secretary

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing. Research interests include cardio thoraic anaestheis and critical care and acute respiratory physiology.

Angella Bryan
Angella Bryan PhD, CSci, MIPEM Honorary Treasurer

Consultant Clinical Scientist in Anaesthesia at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) with an honorary post in The Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester. Varied research interests include all aspects of physiological measurement in the specialities of Anaesthesia and Critical Care including EMG, EEG, NIRS (Near Infrared Spectroscopy), Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), BIS monitoring for the measurement of depth of anaesthesia and sedation and clinical applications of metabolomics. Also scientific manager for the preoperative CPET (Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing) service at CMFT with a keen interest in medical statistics and mathematical and statistical modelling.

Gareth Ackland
Gareth Ackland MBChB, PhD, FRCA, FFICM, FHEA Committee Member

Reader in Perioperative Medicine at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary, University of London. Current research focuses on improving outcomes for patients following major surgery and critical illness through developing translational models, specifically focussing on autonomic regulation of tissue injury.

Hannah Gill
Hannah Gill MBChB, PhD Committee Member

Paediatric Anaesthetist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children with an interest in improving anaesthesia in early childhood. She completed her PhD studying dose-response relationships of sevoflurane and xenon in the lab while working on a RCT comparing hypothermia alone and combined with xenon to treat term babies born in poor condition.

Vikas Kaura
Vikas Kaura BSc, BM, MSc, FRCA Trainee Representative and committee member

MRC/BJA clinical research training fellow in anaesthesia within the national referral centre for malignant hyperthermia (MH) in Leeds. Major research interest focusses on modulation of ion channels and how this relate to health and disease. Specifically,  current doctoral research project is addressing the fundamental need to understand how the genetic differences seen in patients with MH affects the entry and regulation systems of calcium in skeletal muscle.

Gareth Kitchen
Gareth Kitchen MBChB, FRCA, PhD. Committee Member

Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Infirmary. He completed his PhD in Manchester's Centre for Biological Timing on a Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Gareth's research has led to interesting discoveries relating to circadian regulation of macrophage function. He is also Chief Investigator of "CADI" a Clinical Study assessing circadian rhythms in Intensive Care. Gareth's has recently been funded by the BJA to study the effects of ventilation on circadian rhythms.

Brendan McGrath
Brendan McGrath MBChB, FRCP, FRCA, DICM, EDIC, PGCertMedEd, AHEA, FFICM, MAcadMedEd, PhD Committee Member

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital South Manchester and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Inflammation and Repair. He has an interest in airway management in the critically ill and leads on a number of national and international safety and quality improvement projects. He set up and chairs the UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project and is European Lead for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative

Katie Warnaby
Katie Warnaby PhD, MPhys Committee Member

Senior Research Scientist, University of Oxford. Broad range of research interests in neuroimaging of anaesthesia, sleep and pain, using multi-modal neuroimaging techniques, such as combined electrocephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI), to observe the changes in the brain's activity and connectivity associated with altered states of consciousness, particularly general anaesthesia and sleep. 

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