Centre for Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine


Dr Gareth Ackland PhD FRCA FFICM

Academy of Medical Sciences/ Health Foundation Clinician Scientist 2009-2014
Consultant in Anaesthesia, Barts and the London Hospitals

Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Queen Mary's University


Inflammatory mechanisms underlying postoperative organ dysfunction and sepsis

Autonomic dysfunction in critical illness

Postoperative outcome

Current Research

Cellular and humoral mechanisms associated with improving surgical outcomes.
(Academy of Medical Sciences/Health Foundation Clinician Scientist award; 2009-2014).

Parasympathetic modulation of perioperative myocardial injury
(Royal College of Anaesthesia/British Journal of Anaesthesia Basic Science Research Fellow; 2014-2018)

Molecular mechanisms underlying epidural-related maternal fever. (Obstetric Anaesthetists Association; 2014-2016)

Translational clinical research supported by UCL/UCLH NIHR Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre


Biomarkers to guide perioperative management.

Edwards M, Whittle J, Ackland GL.
Postgrad Med J. 2011 Jan 17

Revised cardiac risk index and postoperative morbidity after elective orthopaedic surgery: a prospective cohort study.
Ackland GL, Harris S, Ziabari Y, Grocott M, Mythen M; SOuRCe Investigators.
Br J Anaesth. 2010 Dec;105(6):744-52. Epub 2010 Sep 28.

Arterial hyperoxia and in-hospital mortality after resuscitation from cardiac arrest.
Ackland GL, Dyson A, Singer M.
JAMA. 2010 Oct 6;304(13):1440; author reply 1441

Chronic Kidney Disease and Postoperative Morbidity After Elective Orthopedic Surgery.
Ackland GL, Moran N, Cone S, Grocott MP, Mythen MG
Anesth Analg. 2010 Aug 31.

Dehydration induced by bowel preparation in older adults does not result in cognitive dysfunction.
Ackland GL, Harrington J, Downie P, Holding JW, Singh-Ranger D, Griva K, Mythen MG, Newman SP.
Anesth Analg. 2008 Mar;106(3):924-9

Additional Publications available at: 


Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, UCL
Cruciform Building
London WC1E 6BT
Links Dr Alexander Gourine
Prof Mervyn Singer
Contact g.ackland[at]ucl.ac.uk