Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Together with our collaborators around the world, we have discovered several genes that may be different in people who are extremely susceptible to flu. By better understanding these genes, and the biological processes that they are involved in, we aim to find new targets for effective drug treatments. Such treatments would not necessarily repair defects in patients' immune systems, but rather make the immune system behave a little more like a resistant immune system, and so make the patient more likely to survive.

We run a diverse range of clinical and translational studies including health sciences research, therapeutics, genetics and genomics. These pages provide some additional information for patients, relatives and collaborators.

In a video Professor Tim Walsh introduces the research activites within the section.

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Study online for an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification. New intercalated BMedSci programme in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.

In a video Professor Tim Walsh discusses educational opportunities with in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.

Tim Walsh gives demonstration of medical equipment to a child dressed as a surgeon

Edinburgh Critical Care Research Group (ECCRG) is committed to sharing our excellent research across all sections of society.  We engage and communicate with our stakeholders and the wider public to bring about meaningful dialogue and develop a shared understanding and respect for each other’s views. In this way we will accelerate the pace of improvements in health.

ICU staff discuss patient notes in the ward

Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine have created a number of short videos where our researchers describe the work undetaken by the department.

Videos include Professor Tim Walsh discussing the DESIST trial.


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Edinburgh Critical Care Research Group - A vibrant multidisciplinary research group within the University of Edinburgh.

Nurse in ICU ward

Information about our staff members, their backgrounds, research interests and contact details.