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Research interests

Research interests of the group include:

  • anaesthesia workforce training
  • task sharing and task shifting
  • teaching post-operative care in the low-resource setting
  • humanitarian surgical epidemiology
  • the use of mobile technology for training in hard-to-reach places.


  • Kudsk-Iversen S, Peel F, Aftab H, Shah S, Stubbing J, Falcinelli A, Shrimpton S, Maestro-Ruiz M, Ross O. 141 Countries and 2.4 Million Annual Views – Open Access Clinical Anaesthesia Videos: Global Anaesthesia Education in the Cloud. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2021 133(suppl 2);725-6 (selected as “Best 200” abstracts, so I presented it as an oral presentation)

  • Kudsk-Iversen S, Edgcombe H. Review of anaesthesia workforce composition in charitable organisations. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2021 133(suppl 2);727-8

  • Glaze S, McLure S, Shamambo N, Krouch S, Thwaites V, Eng R, Inglis R, Higgins-Gill O, Kudsk-Iversen S, Bould MD. Lack of transparency of anaesthesia journal editorial board roles: Challenges in assessing representation for the Anaesthesia Editorial Board Diversity Study. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2021 133(suppl 2);1804-5.

  • Higgins-Gill O, Kudsk-Iversen S, Glaze S, McLure S, Thwaites V, Krouch S, Shamambo N, Inglis R, Eng R, Bould MD. Female gender representation on 30 anaesthesia journal editorial boards in 2020: Preliminary Findings from the Anaesthesia Editorial Board Diversity Study. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2021 133(suppl 2);1806-7


Some recent publications from members of the group are listed below:

  • The Oxford Specialist Handbook of Global Anaesthesia (OUP, 2020) ed. Craven, Edgcombe, Gupta
  • Kudsk-Iversen S, Krouch S, Chu K. "The contribution of surgical Non-Governmental Organizations to Global Surgical Care: An Estimate of Annual Caseload" JAMA Surgery 2020;155(7):664-665
  • Tuti T, Winters N, Edgcombe H, et al "Evaluation of Adaptive Feedback in a Smartphone-Based Game on Health Care Providers’ Learning Gain: Randomized Controlled Trial" J Med Internet Res 2020;22(7):e17100
  • Kudsk-Iversen S, Trelles M, Ngowa Bakebaanitsa E, et al "Anaesthesia care providers employed in humanitarian settings by Médecins Sans Frontières: a retrospective observational study of 173 084 surgical cases over 10 years" BMJ Open 2020;10:e034891. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034891
  • Kudsk-Iversen S, Edgcombe H, Kendell J, Trelles M. "A comparison of techniques used by physician anaesthetists in the UK versus in the humanitarian setting: are we adequately prepared?" Anaesthesia 2020, 75(Suppl. 2):82
  • Edgcombe H, Baxter LS, Kudsk-Iversen S, et al "Training non-physician anaesthetists in sub-Saharan Africa: a qualitative investigation of providers’ perspectives" BMJ Open 2019;9:e026218. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026218
  • Law T, Bulamba F, Ochieng JP et al  "Anesthesia Provider Training and Practice Models: A Survey of Africa" Anesthesia & Analgesia: September 2019 - Volume 129 - Issue 3 - p 839-846 doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004302 Global Health: Original Clinical Research Report
  • Sheik-Ali S, Edgcombe H, & Paton C (2019). "Next-generation Virtual and Augmented Reality in surgical education: a narrative review" Surgical Technology International, 33.
  • Patel R, Khundkar R; Peter N et al "Improving global surgery education for trainees" International Journal of Surgery: Global Health: October 2019 - Volume 2 - Issue 3 - p e07
  • Edgcombe H, Paton C, English M "Enhancing emergency care in low-income countries using mobile technology-based training tools" Archives of Disease in Childhood 2016;101:1149-1152