The NIHR funds and supports world-class experts in the field of anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management. In addition, our experts in the NIHR Clinical Research Network (National Specialty Leads) can advise on delivering your anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management study in the NHS.
National Specialty Lead
Professor Michael Grocott
Mike Grocott is the NIHR Clinical Research Network Specialty National Lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management.
He is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton and a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital Southampton where he leads critical care research within the UHS-UoS NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.
Mike was the founding director of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia Health Services Research Centre (2011-2016) and chaired the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (2012-17). He is an elected council member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and an elected board member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
Mike’s research interests include human responses to hypoxia, measuring and improving outcome following surgery, lung injury, and fluid therapy. He leads the Xtreme-Everest Oxygen Research Consortium and the Fit-4-Surgery Group.