Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Dr Jonathan Rhodes

Jonathan is a Consultant NHS Lothian and Honorary Reader University of Edinburgh

Dr Jonathan Rhodes

Consultant NHS Lothian and Honorary Reader University of Edinburgh

  • Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
  • Usher Institute
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Contact details



Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
51 Little France Crescent

Post Code
EH16 4SA


Jonathan was educated in Manchester and then the University of Edinburgh. He trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and during his training he developed an interest in the pathophysiology of acute brain inflammation following trauma. This culminated in a neuroscience PhD from the University of Edinburgh (Supervisors;- Dr John Sharkey (Formerly director of Astellas at the University of Edinburgh, currently Senior Lecturer in Translational Medicine, University of Dundee) & Professor Peter Andrews (Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine, University of Edinburgh).

Major Research Interests

The role of inflammation in the neurobiology of secondary brain injury.

The incidence of deep venous thrombosis complicating traumatic brain injury and it’s relationship to  outcome.  Chief Investigator for the Traumatic Brain Injury Associated Radiological Deep Venous Thrombosis Incidence and Significance study  Clinical  NCT03937947


Study of therapeutic hypothermia (33-35oC) and targeted temperature management  following severe traumatic brain injury. 

  • Effect of hypothermia on brain cerebral physiology including  oxygenation, cerebral blood flow and metabolism.
  • The relationship between temperature or temperature modulation and outcome following acute brain injury.


The use of brain oxygen tension monitoring in patients with severe traumatic brain injury and its relationship to outcome.

The development of machine learning approaches to the analysis of  multiparameter data to guide  management of patients with traumatic brain injury.