Ben Shelley
Ben Shelley MBChB, FRCA, MD, FFICM President

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 BSc, MSc, PhD, DipStat, 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.

Vikas Kaura
Vikas Kaura BSc, ARCS, BM, MSc, FRCA, PhD Honorary Secretary (joint)

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and registrar in Anaesthesia at the Univeristy of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust. Previously was a MRC/BJA clinical research training fellow within the national referral centre for malignant hyperthermia (MH) in Leeds. His project investigated how the genetic differences seen in patients with MH affected calcium entry and regulation in skeletal muscle cells. His major research interest is focussed on how perturbed ion channel activity leads to disorders such as malignant hyperthermia and perioperative neurocognitive disorders.

Gareth Kitchen
Gareth Kitchen MBChB, FRCA, PhD. Honorary Secretary (joint)

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 MAHSC Honorary Professor 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

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

Professor 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.

Tanviha Quraishi-Akhtar
Tanviha Quraishi-Akhtar BSc, PhD Committee Member

Tanviha is a registered Clinical Scientist in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). She holds honorary research posts at The University of Manchester (Division of Cardiovascular Sciences) and Manchester Metropolitan University (Science and Engineering).

Tanviha has a background in Neuroscience and completed her PhD in 2017 at The University of Manchester. Her project evaluated clinical applications of a novel brain monitoring device within anaesthesia using the technology of fast electrical impedance tomography (EIT). Her clinical and research interests focus on physiological monitoring and analysis techniques applied to physiological data.

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