My research uses a novel technology called ex vivo normothermic perfusion (EVNP) on kidneys from deceased donors. Used after a period of cold storage, this form of warm perfusion ‘reanimates’ the kidney, and allows us to assess condition and improve quality by delivering drugs directly to the organ. I am investigating whether giving the kidneys less oxygen and argon gas reduces damage suffered at organ retrieval.
I trained at University College London in Physiology and Medicine. Here I developed interests in ‘extremes’ of illness, endurance, environment and society. Before Foundation training, I spent a year as deputy research leader on the largest research expedition to Everest Base Camp (http://www.xtreme-everest.co.uk/) with UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine.
I intend to pursue a career in Academic Intensive Care Medicine.