Dr. Harriet Kemp
Dr Harriet Kemp is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at Imperial College London. Her main research interests involve understanding the aetiology and impact of pain following critical illness, including following severe infection and major trauma.
She completed her PhD in 2018 under Professor Rice in infection related chronic pain. Her work explored sensory phenotypes, conditioned pain modulation and the role of cognitive impairment in people living with HIV and chronic pain. She also has an active interest in improving acute pain management in the critically ill and led a multi-centre trainee network study of pain assessment in ICU. She is a committee member for IASP’s Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group.
Dr. John John
Dr. John Chathuparambil John MBBS FRCA
Department of Anesthesiology,
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Foundation Trust
GMC No – 4761352
- 1994 M.B.B.S., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
- 2000 FRCA London UK
- 2004 CCST UK
Department of Anesthesiology
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Foundation Trust
Dec 2002 – Dec 2003
Senior Registrar, Anaesthetics
Stoke School of Anaesthesia
Feb 1998- October 1998
Queens Medical Centre Nottingham
August 1997-Jan 1998
August 1995- July 1997
Derbyshire Royal Infirmary,
Acute Pain Lead
Lead Clinician for enhanced recovery.
I have developed over the last 10 years a national reputation for leading an enhanced recovery programme in orthopaedic surgery. Our hospital was one of the first institutions in the UK to start a comprehensive ERAS program in arthroplasty. Performing 3000 primary joint replacements a year we have succeeded in significantly reducing the length of stay. I have given a number of presentations on this subject at various national and local meetings.
- Robert Jones medal from the British Orthopaedic Association 2012
- Presidents medal from the British society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists 2012
- Shortlisted for BMJ medal in the leadership category 2013
Current Research interests
- Motor sparing blocks for Knee replacements
- I have developed a nerve block technique involving adductor canal plus geniculate plus cutaneous blocks for the knee that has shown to half the opioid requirements when compared to LIA plus adductor block. Planning to perform an RCT this year
- Enhanced recovery in major spinal surgery
- 5 yr experience in using GA with low dose spinal anesthesia with intrathecal febtanyl/morphine with LIA to reduce provide an opiate free perioperative period with same day mobilisation.
Jackie Walumbe – MSc (Global Public Health and Policy), MSc (Pain), BSc (hons) Physiotherapy
Jackie is an advance practice physiotherapist at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust in London, UK.
Jackie works as part of a multidisciplinary inpatient team (complex pain team) based in a tertiary care hospital and is involved in the management of complex pain in an integrated system across specialities as well as primary, community, secondary and tertiary care.
Jackie is an independent prescriber and clinical researcher. She is in the fourth and final year of a DPhil (PhD) in Primary Health Care at the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford as part of a NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship.
Her research is focused on understanding how self-management is understood and enacted by people living with chronic pain, and how they are supported in policy and practice using mixed qualitative methods.
Dr. Emma Briggs PhD, BSc, RN, PGCAP
Emma is a Senior Lecturer based at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London. At King’s she led the development of the UK’s first Interprofessional Pain Education programme that is delivered annually for 1400 students from six disciplines.
As a member of the European Pain Federation EFIC Education Committee, she has the privilege of chairing the Nursing Education Working Group that developed the EFIC Core Curriculum for the European Diploma in Pain Nursing and interprofessional competencies across the EFIC curricula. She is passionate about interprofessional and competency–based education (developing skills, knowledge and values) and works locally, nationally and internationally to improve pain education for the benefit of people in pain.
She is past chair of the British Pain Society Education Special Interest Group where she and the team have led a number of projects to develop undergraduate and postgraduate education. Emma is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain Education Initiatives Working Group.
Prof. Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1988. He has been a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary since 1998 and Director of the Patient Safety Research Unit there since 2008.
He has been a member of the RCoA/Association of Anaesthetists Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group since 2009. Additionally, he has a longstanding interest in evidence-based medicine, and has been the Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group since 2018. Clinically he is interested in awake airway management and regional anaesthesia. He is standing for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (voting opens 17th November).
Prof. Sibs Anwar
Prof Sibs Anwar – Prevention of PPP (Persistent Perioperative Pain)
Sibs Anwar is a Cardiac Anaesthetist, Intensive Care Medicine Consultant and Pain Physician at the Barts Heart Centre where he Leads the Pain Service and Clinical Research programme.
As one of the largest cardiothoracic centres in Europe, his service manages a whole array of complex perioperative pain, including:
1. the optimisation of chronic pain in the high risk clinic before surgery
2. on the ICU and wards soon after the surgical and anaesthetic insult (it’s crucial that we don’t blame the the surgeons for this!)
3. most importantly, persistent perioperative pain following hospital discharge.
Sibs has a research interest in PPP having completed a PhD in this area and regularly hosts meetings on this topic, especially at the Royal Society of Medicine where is the President of the Pain Medicine Section. He encourages you to check out their educational programme and in particular the meeting on Pain Prehab on 28th January! He is also a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts where he lectures regularly on this subject.
Dr. Robbie Erskine
Dr Robbie Erskine FRCA
Consultant Anaesthetist and Acute Pain Lead
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust, UK
Trained in anaesthesia in Leicester, Derby and Nottingham. I have been a consultant in Derby since 1994. I have a special interest in Regional and Spinal anaesthesia. BADS, ESRA and RA-UK member
Areas of regular practice include Vascular, Trauma and Orthopaedics, with a particular interest in knee surgery and day case spinal anaesthesia. I have extensive experience in the use of Prilocaine and 2-chloroprocaine spinal anaesthesia since 2010. I have authored an educational article in BJA education on spinal anaesthesia in the ambulatory setting and have lectured on this subject extensively in the UK and Europe.
Also, walking, running, cycling, skiing, gardening and restoring classic cars.