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Professor  Mike Grocott BSc MBBS MD FRCA FRCP FFICM

Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Head, Integrative Physiology and Critical Illness Group,CES Lead, Critical Care Research Area,Southampton NIHR Respiratory BRC

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Professor Mike Grocott is Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Southampton and Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

He leads the Critical Care Research Area within the Southampton NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre and is Head of the Integrative Physiology and Critical Illness Group at the University of Southampton. He also leads the Anaesthesia and Critical Care Research Unit within University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

Mike graduated in medicine from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London having also completed an intercalated degree in “Biomedical Sciences and Immunology” (BSc, 1989; MBBS, 1992). He has completed general professional training in internal medicine (MRCP, 1996) and UK anaesthesia fellowship (FRCA, 1999) before undertaking research training with Professor Michael (Monty) Mythen within the UCL Centre for Anaesthesia (MD, 2010).

He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Critical Care Medicine within the Division of Medicine at UCL in 2005.
In 2008 he moved to UHS as a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine. Mike was appointed Honorary Reader at the University of Southampton in 2010 and to the Chair of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine in 2011. In 2011 he was also awarded the British Oxygen Company Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP, 2010) and a founding fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM, 2011)

With Dr Kevin Fong, Mike co-founded the UCL Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE) in 2000 and was co-director (2000-2007) and then director (2007-2011). Since 2006, he has been Director of the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Hypoxia Research Consortium and chairs the executive board.
( ) Mike led the 2003 CASE Baruntse, 2006 Xtreme Everest Cho Oyu and the 2007 Caudwell Xtreme Everest medical research expeditions and was one of the team who obtained blood gases near to the summit of Everest in 2007. He also leads the Fit-4-Surgery research consortium.

Mike is the Founding Director of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and chairs the HQIP funded National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (2012-). He was previously the director of the UCL/UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe; 2008-2010) which he confounded in 2000.

Mike is the Division A (Cancer, Surgery and Critical Care) lead for R&D. He is the Hampshire and Isle of Wight CLRN specialty group lead for Anaesthesia and Critical Care and serves on the UKCRN Specialty Groups in this role. He also serves on the Board and Research Council of the National institute of Academic Anaesthesia.





Research interests

Human responses to hypoxia, oxygen transport and utilisation, measuring and improving outcome following surgery, acute lung injury, and fluid therapy.

Higher degree supervision

Dr Ahilanandan Dushianthan (PhD, primary supervisor) Dr Ramani Moonesinghe (MD Res, primary supervisor) Ms Elizabeth Ashby (MD Res, primary supervisor) Dr Roger McMorrow (MD, secondary supervisor) Ms Claire Black (PhD, secondary supervisor) Mr Malcolm West (PhD, secondary supervisor) Dr Edward Gilbert-Kawai (PhD, secondary supervisor) Dr Matthew Oliver (MD Res, secondary supervisor) Dr John-Oliver Dunn (PhD, primary supervisor) Ms. Lisa Loughney (PhD, secondary supervisor)

Higher degree completed supervisions
Dr Dan Martin (PhD, primary supervisor) - 2012

Primary research group:

Integrative Physiology and Critical Illness Group, Clinical and ExperimentalSciences

Affiliate research groups:

UoS Centre for Human Integrative Physiology, Human Development and Health,

NIAA Health Services Research Centre (Director),

National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (Chair),

Caudwell Xtreme Everest Hypoxia Research Consortium (Director),

Fit-4-Surgery Research Collaboration (Lead)>

Research group

Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Affiliate research group

Human Development and Health

Mike is Joint Editor-in-Chief of the BioMedCentral journal "Extreme Physiology and Medicine" ( ) and serves on the editorial board of several other journals.

He is co-chair of the KnO2wledge series of meetings and of the National Perioperative CPET meeting. He is on the managing faculty of Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) and the Current Controversies in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine series of meetings.

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Book Chapter

  • Grocott, M. P. W., Levett, D. Z. H., Martin, D. S., Wilson, M. H., Mackenney, A., Dhillon, S., ... Mitchell, K. (2016). Caudwell Xtreme Everest: An Overview. In Hypoxia. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (Vol. 903, pp. 427-437). [Chapter 28] (Hypoxia; Vol. 903). Boston, MA: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4899-7678-9_28




Professor Mike Grocott
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Building 85, Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO171BJ

Room Number: SGH/CD93

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