Professional background

Professor Ashish Shetty completed his training at Cambridge University Hospitals and underwent a clinical fellowship in pain management at Guys & St Thomas Hospital in London before becoming an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL and Lead Consultant in Pain Management at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

He is also the lead for neuromodulation at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. 

Professor Shetty specialises in the use of spinal cord stimulation for managing complex neuropathic pain conditions including chronic back, leg and pelvic pain. 

He also holds or has held the following positions:

  • Visiting Professor, SSHAE
  • Secretary: Royal Society of Medicine (Pain Section), London
  • Regional Advisor for Pain Medicine, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthesia, London
  • Core committee member: London School of Regional Anaesthesia
  • Senior Fellow and Council Member: London Pain Forum
  • Lead for Neuromodulation UCLH
  • Faculty: UCL Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Medical appraiser for Consultants, University College London Hospitals.
  • MSc Neuromodulation Module Lead: University College London.
  • Principal investigator NIHR Portfolio study. Oxford University, 2020
  • Reviewer: Neuromodulation, British Journal of Pain, BMJ

Research interests

Neuromodulation, Pelvic pain, headache, neuropathic pain, medicolegal


  1. MRC- Co-applicant and Principal Investigator, VIRIBUS-I RCT and ELEMI Project (Oxford trials unit).
  2. A systematic review to compare and evaluate the mental health impact amongst healthcare professionals, 2021. NIHR CRD42021228697
  3. A systematic review exploring the prevalence of autonomic dysfunction amongst Covid-19 patients, NIHR, PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021235351
  4. A systematic review demonstrating a comprehensive evaluation of the prevalence of global chronic pain conditions. NIHR, PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021235384
  5. (EPIC Project-Evidence Synthesis Phase). PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021235351
  6. A systematic review of rescue analgesic strategies in acute exacerbations of primary trigeminal neuralgia. Br J Anaesth. 2019 Aug; 123(2): e385–e396.
  7. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Endometriosis and Mental Health sequalae (DOI: 10.1177/17455065211019717/ ID: WHE-21-0058.R1).
  8. Artificial Intelligence: A Rapid Case for Advancement in the Personalisation of Gynaecology and Mental Health Care (DOI: 10.1177/17455065211018111/ ID: WHE-21-0052.R1).
  9. Textbook Chapter: Pharmacological management of Pelvic pain, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Springer 2020.
  10. To test or not to test in Peripheral Nerve stimulation. Neuromodulation 2014
  11. ( DOI: 10.1111/ner.12240
  12. Percutaneous Peripheral neuromodulation lead insertion using a Novel Stimulating Coudé needle. Neuromodulation 2014 ( DOI: 10.1111/ner.12126
  13. Burning questions on Pain Management: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3, British Journal of Family Medicine, May 2014.