Trainees

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia is committed to the academic advancement of Trainees whether they are purely clinically orientated or future clinical academics. We believe involvement in academic activity is a key component of anaesthetic training and leads to improvements in patient care.

Academic anaesthesia is a rapidly growing field. The number of studies in our specialty is increasing annually, and their findings are being translated into practice that benefits our patients. Whilst much of this research is led by senior investigators throughout the country, Trainees are now engaged at all stages of research, and this is where the future of academic anaesthesia lies.

If you have ever wondered what it might be like to get involved with research, but thought that research was just for 'academics' you should read on. We have put together some useful information that may help you decide whether research is something you would enjoy. From helping to collect data for a local project to designing and funding your own study for a PhD, we hope there is something here for everyone.

If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please contact one of the NIAA representatives who sit on the NIAA Board and Research Council:


  • Dr Daniel Martin OBE
    NIAA Academic Training Coordinator
    University College London and Royal Free Hospital
    Contact Dr Martin

  • Dr Annemarie Docherty
    NIAA Trainee Representative
    University of Edinburgh

  • Dr Andrew Owen
    NIAA Trainee Representative
    Birmingham