The Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management has a proud history of quality research.
A variety of research is undertaken within the department including basic research, small research studies of various design conducted by supervised medical students, as well as major international multi-centre clinical trials.
|Prof Kate Leslie||Head of Research|
|A/Prof Andrew Bjorksten||Senior Scientist|
|Dana Middleton||Research Nurse Manager|
- Prof Kate Leslie coordinates large multicentre trials endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Clinical Trial Network
- A/Prof Malcolm Hogg is involved in pain medicine research
- Dr Robyn Gillies and A/Prof Andrew Bjorksten continue to investigate the genetics of malignant hypertension
- Prof Colin Royse major research interests are in echocardiography, cardiac outcomes for cardiac surgery and quality of recovery after surgery. Prof Royse is also the co-director of the Ultrasound Education Group in the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne
The department maintains a research position for a provisional fellow. The position is half time research and half time clinical.
The department continues its close collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne.
Current research projects
|PADDI Trial||Perioperative administration of Dexamethasone and Infection.||NHMRC grant $4.6 million|
Reduction of chronic post-surgical pain with Ketamine
NHMRC $4.82 million
|The Chewy Study||Chewing gum for the treatment of post-operative nausea and vomiting|
ANZCA Research Foundation $70,000,
RMH Foundation $25,000
|Balanced Anaesthesia Study||Influence of anaesthetic depth on patient outcomes after major surgery||NHMRC $2.89 million||Follow up|
|RELIEF Trial||Restrictive versus liberal fluid therapy in major abdominal surgery||Completed|
|METS||Measurement of exercise tolerance for surgery study, and using the six-minute walk test to predict the quality of recovery and disability-free survival following major non-cardiac surgery||Completed|
|ENIGMA-I Trial||Avoidance of nitrous oxide for patients undergoing major surgery||Completed|
Safety of addition of nitrous oxide to general anaesthesia in at-risk patients having major non-cardiac surgery
Nitrous oxide and serious morbidity and mortality in the POISE trial
Neuraxial block, death and serious cardiovascular morbidity in the POISE trial
Aspirin in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery
Clonidine in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery
|B-aware Study||Bispectral index monitoring to prevent awareness during anaesthesia||Completed|