Centre for Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine


Prof Martin Smith MBBS FRCA

Consultant and Honorary Professor in Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care NHNN, UCLH

Brain Monitoring Research Group


Development and application of novel optical methods for monitoring the injured brain

Novel biomarkers of brain injury

Multimodal monitoring of the injured brain

Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit Research

Selected Publications

Near-infrared spectroscopy: shedding light on the injured brain.
Smith M, Elwell C. Anesth Analg. 2009 Apr;108(4):1055-7.

Increase in cerebral aerobic metabolism by normobaric hyperoxia after traumatic brain injury. Tisdall M, Tachtsidis I, Leung T, Elwell, C, Smith M. J Neurosurg 2008; 109: 424-32.

Metabolic failure precedes intracranial pressure rises in traumatic brain injury: a microdialysis study. Belli A, Sen J, Petzold A, Russo S, Kitchen N, Smith M. Acta Neurochir 2008; 150: 461-70.

Near infrared spectroscopic quantification of changes in the concentration of oxidised cytochrome oxidase in the healthy human brain during hypoxaemia. Tisdall M, Tachtsidis I, Leung T, Elwell C, Smith M. J Biomed Opt 2007; 12: 024002/1-024002/7.

Extracellular N-acetylaspartate depletion in traumatic brain injury. Belli A, Sen J, Petzold A, Russo S, Kitchen N, Smith M, Tavazzi B, Vagnozzi R, Signoretti S, Amorini A, Bellia F, Lazzarino G.  J Neurochem 2006; 96: 861-9


Box 30,
The National Hospital,
Queen Square
Links Primary colaborator: Professor Clare Elwell, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL
Contact martin.smith[at]uclh.nhs.uk