HSRC Director

Dr Ramani Moonesinghe

HSRC Director: April 2016 - present

Ramani Moonesinghe

Ramani is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) where she is Director of the NIHR funded UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre. She has been a Board Member of the National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) since 2009 and the NIAA's academic training advisor since 2012; she is also the academic Training Programme Director for the London Academy of Anaesthesia. Ramani was a Council Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists between 2008 and 2012. She has also previously been a Faculty Tutor in Intensive Care Medicine and a Trust Clinical Lead for Organ Donation. She is the local NIHR clinical research network lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain in North Thames (2015-now). In 2016 she was appointed as Associate National Clinical Director for Elective Care at NHS England; she is also a member of the RCoA's Perioperative Medicine Leadership team.

Ramani's academic interest is Health Services and Improvement Research in perioperative medicine, in particular, risk stratification and outcome measurement with a view to improving the quality of care for patients undergoing major surgery. In 2015 she began a 3-year fellowship in Improvement Science with the Health Foundation and is leading the development of the RCoA / HSRC national Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme which will measure and improve morbidity and patient reported outcome after major non-cardiac surgery.

Ramani is married to Ed, an inventor, and lives in the Sussex countryside surrounded by sheep.

Declarations of Interest

  • 2016-present: Associate National Clinical Director for Elective Care, NHS England
  • 2014-present: Editorial Board, Postgraduate Medical Journal (BMJ Publishing Group)
  • 2016-present: Section Editor, Perioperative Medicine Journal (Biomed Central)
  • 2014-present: Co-Director, Elegant Design and Solutions Ltd. (EDaS) - a design consultancy supporting humanitarian innovation and development
  • 2015-present: Co-Director, Bloomsbury Innovation Group (BIG) - a community interest company which supports developing sustainable medical technology at lowest possible cost to the healthcare system
  • 2016-present: Co-Director, Evidence Based Peri-Operative Medicine (EBPOM) - a community interest company which aims to improve the outcome of patients undergoing surgery through research and education.
  • 2012-present: Co-Chair, UCL Centre for Anaesthesia's annual conference in Dingle, Ireland, which receives unrestricted industry sponsorship negotiated annually

Grant funding received from

  • National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia (AAGBI project grant)
  • The Health Foundation
  • NIHR Biomedical Research Centre's funding scheme