Meet the Team
One of the fastest growing and diverse research portfolios, anaesthesia, perioperative care and pain management cares for all patient groups, including paediatrics, adults and obstetric patients. Whether they require emergency surgery or a procedure to treat a long term condition, the diverse portfolio of industry sponsored studies, medical technology interventions and academic research brings together the NHS, academic institutions, social care and MedTech research.
Research delivery manager
CRN North East and North Cumbria
Dr Iain McCullagh
Anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management specialty group lead
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management, critical care, trauma and emergency, ophthalmology, ears, nose and throat, musculoskeletal, surgery and oral and dental
Dr Iain McCullagh's research experience
I trained in anaesthesia and intensive care in Edinburgh and Toronto. Following the completion of my training, I was appointed as a consultant at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle in 2012.
After undergoing some local research training, I began leading portfolio studies in intensive care and anaesthesia as a principle investigator (PI) and then went on to develop my own work in the field of postoperative delirium with a regional multi-centre study completing in 2018. This work is being further developed with the help of contacts I have made after joining the chief investigator (CI) scheme.
Currently, I am currently completing a masters in research in at Newcastle University and I am engaged in developing grant applications with POMCTN and with Newcastle based intensive care researchers.
How to get involved
Apply for the Associate PI scheme
The Associate Principal Investigator scheme is perfect for trainee anaesthetists who wish to develop their research career.
Be Part of Research
Direct your patients to Be Part of Research as research cannot happen without volunteers!
Priority setting partnerships
Familiarise yourself with the priority setting partnerships which have been laid out by the James Lind Alliance. The questions that are asked as part of the priority setting partnership can be used to influence research questions and subsequent projects.
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