Professional background

Clinical lead for audit and QuARC representative.

Clinical Interests:
Obstetric anaesthesia, Anaesthesia for robotic surgery, Paediatric dental anaesthesia, Education

I Teach on ALS and MOET courses, surviving obstetric anaesthesia course, and FRCA examination courses. Director of the obstetric anaesthesia simulation course for trainees. I also teach on FY1&2 simulation courses. 

I am involved with the Year three medical student teaching in the department and I am an examiner for the MBBS examination.

Research interests

I have recently been awarded a grant from the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association to investigate further effect of position on FRC in obstetric patients with a high body mass index. 

I am an academic and educational supervisor, I supervise an obstetric anaesthesia research fellow.


Stewart A, Fernando R. Maternal Ambulation during Labor. Curr Opin Anaesthesial 2011; 24: 268-73

Stewart A, Fernando R, McDonald S, Hignett R, Jones T, Columb M. The dose-dependent effects of phenylephrine for elective cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia. Anesth Analg 2010; 111: 1230-7