Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

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 pateints, relatives and collaborators.


We run a variety of critical care, pain management courses and study days. Our department also organises the world famous Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival.

lecuter theatre with lecturer and students

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

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

Professor Tim Walsh photo

Professor Tim Walsh discusses the DESIST trail and a series of videos where our academics talk about research projects undetaken by the department.

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.

Team members

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