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.

Phil Moore

Dr Phil Moore

Consultant Anaesthetist
University Hospitals Birmingham

I am a Consultant Anaesthetist working in Birmingham Women’s Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham. I have extensive experience in running and delivering large multi-centre clinical trials, including COMET, BUMPES, SALVO and ANODE. My clinical interests include obstetric and neurosurgical anaesthesia, acute pain management, resuscitation and healthcare information technology.

Michael Gillies

Dr Michael Gillies

Clinical Director for Intensive Care
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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.

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).

Joyce Yeung

Dr Joyce Yeung

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.

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.


Mr Simon Bach

Consultant Surgeon
Royal College of Surgeons of England

I am a colorectal surgeon in Birmingham and chief investigator for the Cancer Research UK TREC and STAR-TREC studies evaluating rectal sparing treatment for early rectal cancer. I am RCS lead for colorectal surgery and have developed a national strategy for research prioritisation, collaborating closely with ACPGBI and stakeholder charities. This initiative has produced a number of exciting new studies including the HTA Prepare ABC (prehabilition), CIPER (parastomal hernia) an LEGO (resolution of postoperative ileus).

I also work with the trainee collaboratives e.g. national audit of small bowel obstruction (NASBO) and with medical student collaboratives; STAR-SURG ( and EUROSURG ( developing a training programme to teach recruitment techniques for randomised studies (GRANULE). I am clinical lead for Birmingham’s early phase trials unit (Drugs, Diagnostics, Devices and Biomarkers -D3B) also chair the National Cancer Research Institute Colorectal Surgery subgroup, overseeing delivery of the UK’s colorectal cancer research portfolio.

Matthew Costa

Prof Matt Costa

Professor of Trauma & Orthopaedics
Royal College of Surgeons of England

I am Chair of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Injuries and Emergencies Specialty Group and the Scientific Committee of the National Hip Fracture Database. I am also Research Lead for the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and the NIHR Musculoskeletal Trauma Trials Network and a Specialty Lead in Trauma and Orthopaedics for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

My research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal trauma interventions.

Martyn Ezra

Dr Martyn Ezra

NIHR Clinical Research Training Fellow in Anaesthetics
Nuffield Department Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

I am a NIHR supported Clinical Research Training Fellow undertaking a DPhil at the University of Oxford in Clinical Neurosciences. This programme is part of an OOPR from ST5 anaesthetic training. Prior to this I have held two NIHR integrated clinical research posts (academic foundation training/academic clinical fellowship).

My research background is in the use of multimodal MRI to aid biomarker and drug discovery in acute neurological conditions. I also have an interest in multicentre clinical trials and have undertaken a PGDip in evidence based healthcare research (University of Oxford), which focused on design and conduct of clinical trials.