Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Professor Peter Andrews

Peter Andrews is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, from August 1, 2007.

Professor Peter Andrews

Consultant and Honorary Profesoor

  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Deanery of Clinical Sciences

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Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South

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He has an international reputation in Neurological Intensive Care and has sustained an active, externally funded research programme over many years.


Research streams include; “Direct Brain Cooling” studies attracting external funding of over £250K and public recognition of the importance of this work. This work has lead to grant funding to develop non-invasive measurement of regional brain temperature using magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Prof. Andrews is the Chief Investigator of the EUROTHERM3235Trial ( investigating the use of titrated hypothermia after traumatic brain injury in patients with raised intracranial pressure. This has attracted funding of £900K from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine for the pilot phase and the National Institute for Health, Health Technology Assessment board recently (September 2012) awarded £2.18Million for main phase of the trial.


Prof Andrews was the Chief Investigator of the “SIGNET Trial” (RCT in Scottish Intensive Care Units). This was the first UK non-commercial multicentre CT-IMP trial in critical care and had funding of over £1.5M (including £1.1M from the MRC, UK).

Prof Andrews also leads a laboratory research programme studying inflammation after lateral fluid percussion brain injury.

Prof Andrews is chairman of the VANISH Trial DMC and a member of another 2 DMCs.

Prof Andrews is section head for Neurological-Intensive Care (Europe) at Faculty of Medicine 1000 (, Editor-in-Chief of The Open Critical Care Medicine Journal, from May14, 2008 and member of the Scottish Neuroscience Council.

Prof Andrews has been an external PhD examiner at the universities of Cambridge, London, Upsalla, Gothenberg, Aberdeen, Glasgow & London.