Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton and a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He is research area lead for Critical Care within the Southampton NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit and head of the Integrative Physiology and Critical Illness Group at the University of Southampton. Mike is also Director of the NIAA Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is joint editor-in-chief of the BioMedCentral journal Extreme Physiology and Medicine.
He was previously Smith's Senior Lecturer in Critical Care Medicine at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) at the UCLH/UCL Joint Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre. Mike co-founded and directed (until 2011) the UCL Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE). He is Director of Caudwell Xtreme-Everest Hypoxia Research Consortium (www.xtreme-everest.co.uk) and leads the “Fit-4-Surgery” research collaboration.
His research interests include human responses to hypoxia, measuring and improving outcome following surgery, acute lung injury, and fluid therapy. He is co-chair of the KnO2wledge series of meetings, the National Perioperative CPET meeting and of the Current Controversies in Anaesthesia and Peri-Operative Medicine (Dingle) annual meetings.