Centre for Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine


Dr Roshan Fernando FRCA

Consultant in Anaesthesia, UCLH

Obstetric anesthesia

My research focuses on the cardiovascular effects, using non-invasive cardiac output monitoring, of vasopressors and different types of fluid used to treat spinal anaesthesia induced hypotension during  caesarean section.

Current research projects include a randomised, double-blind study to compare ECG changes during elective caesarean section when using a phenylephrine or ephedrine infusion, a randomised study to assess the changes in FRC which BMI has in term pregnant women in different positions and a study looking into the molecular mechanism of epidural related maternal fever.

Selected Publications

How UK obstetric anaesthetists assess neuraxial anaesthesia for caesarean delivery: National surveys of practice conducted in 2004 and 2010.
Husain T, Liu YM, Fernando R, Nagaratnam V, Sodhi M, Tamilselvan P, Venkatesh S, England A, Columb M
Int J Obstet Anesth 2013 Nov;22(4): 298-302

The effect of posture and baricity on the spread of intrathecal bupivacaine for elective cesarean delivery.
Hallworth SP, Fernando R, Columb MO, Stocks GM.
Anesth Analg. 2005 Apr;100(4):1159-65.


Anaesthetics Department
Podium 3, Maple Link corridor
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road
Contact roshan.fernando@uclh.nhs.uk