Kirtsy McPherson

Bloomsbury Innovation Group / Discovery Lab

Professional Biography

Kirstie McPherson is an Anaesthetics Research Fellow, working in the Discovery Lab, based at the ISEH.

The Discovery Lab is a research partnership between UCL and Smiths Medical, who provide funding and expert advice. The Lab aims to improve innovation in medical practice and equipment design used in hospital operating theatres, and fast-track the implementation of products that have been through successful trials.

Examples of work currently in progress are those of tracheostomy design, working in collaboration with UCL bioengineers, evaluating the role of ultrasound in difficult airway management, and exploring postoperative pulmonary complications and novel therapies to prevent these.