Professor Mike Grocott
Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University of Southampton
Mike was appointed to lead the NIAA Health Services Research Centre in February 2010 having previously directed the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre at UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre. He is Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine and Head of the Integrative Physiology and Critical Illness Group at the University of Southampton (UoS) and a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). He also leads the Respiratory Critical Care Research Area of the UHS/UoS NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit. Mike was awarded the British Oxygen Chair of Anaesthesia in May 2011. He is director of the Xtreme Everest programme of hypoxia research and led the 2007 Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition.
Mike completed general professional training in internal medicine (MRCP) in 1996 and UK anaesthesia fellowship (FRCA) in 1999. Following research training with Professor Monty Mythen within the UCL Centre for Anaesthesia, he was appointed senior lecturer in Critical Care Medicine within the Division of Medicine at UCL in 2005, moving to the UCL Institute of Child Health in 2008. He gained his MD in 2010 (UCL) and was elected fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in the same year and a founding fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) in 2011. He was co-director, then director of the UCL Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE) between 2000 and 2011. He was appointed to the chair of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at UoS in 2011.
His research interests include measuring and improving outcome following surgery, human adaptation to hypoxia, exercise physiology, lung injury and fluid therapy. He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and is the joint editor-in-chief of the BMC Journal "Extreme Physiology and Medicine" as well as serving on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine and Perioperative Medicine.