Professional background

  • Undergraduate education at Oxford University Medical School including an intercalated BA Hons in Physiological Science (1999).
  • Postgraduate anaesthesia training in Bristol, Plymouth and Cambridge.
  • Clinical research fellowship at Cambridge University including an MPhil in Medical Science (2014).
  • Clinical fellowhsip in Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (2014-15).
  • Previously locum consultant in Neuroanaesthesia Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
  • Appointed consultant in neuroanaesthesia, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2017.

Research interests

Traumatic brain injury, medical education, perioperative medicine


  • Carter E, Prakash A. (2018) Preoperative Assessment. In Essentials of Neuroanaesthesia & Neurointensive Care. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Saunders, Elsevier.
  • Veenith TV, Carter EL, Grossac J et al. (2017) Normobaric hyperoxia does not improve derangements in diffusion tensor imaging found distant from visible contusions following acute traumatic brain injury. Sci Rep. 7(1):12419.
  • O'Neill F, Carter E, Pink N, Smith I. (2016) Routine preoperative tests for elective surgery: summary of updated NICE guidance. BMJ. 354, i3292.
  • Carter E, Hutchinson PJA, Kolias A, Menon DK. (2016) Predicting outcome for individual patients with traumatic brain injury: a case-based review. Br J Neurosurg. 30(2), 227-232.
  • Veenith TV, Carter EL, Geeraerts T et al. (2016) Pathophysiologic mechanisms of cerebral ischemia and diffusion hypoxia in traumatic brain injury. JAMA Neurol. 73(5), 542-550.
  • Shannon R, van der Heide S, Carter EL et al. (2016) Extracellular N?acetylaspartate in human traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 33(4), 319-329.
  • Carter EL, Adapa RM. (2015) Adult epilepsy and anaesthesia. BJA Educ. 15(3), 111-117.
  • Veenith TV, Carter EL, Grossac J et al. (2014) Use of diffusion tensor imaging to assess the impact of normobaric hyperoxia within at-risk pericontusional tissue after traumatic brain injury. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 34(10), 1622-1627.
  • Veenith TV, Mada M, Carter E et al. (2014) Comparison of intersubject variability and reproducibility of whole brain proton spectroscopy. PLoS One. 9(12), e115304.
  • Carter EL, Duguid A, Ercole A et al. (2014) Strategies to prevent ventilation-associated pneumonia: a benchtop study examining the effect of cuff pressure monitoring techniques and tracheal tube type on aspiration of subglottic secretions. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 31(3), 166-171.
  • Carter E. (2014) Communicating research in teaching. In Haynes A (ed.). 53 Interesting Ways to Communicate Your Research. The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.
  • Veenith T, Carter EL, Grossac J et al. (2013) Inter subject variability and reproducibility of Diffusion Tensor Imaging within and between different imaging centres. PLoS One. 8(6), e65941.
  • Carter E, Newcombe VFJ, Hawkes R, Coles JP. (2013) Magnetic resonance imaging and heating of intracranial pressure transducers. J Neurosurg. 119(4), 1082-1084.
  • Veenith T, Sanfilippo F, Ercole A, Carter E et al. (2012) Nosocomial H1N1 infection during 2010-2011 pandemic: a retrospective cohort study from a tertiary referral hospital. J Hosp Infect. 81(3), 202-205.
  • Carter E, Coles JP. (2012) Imaging in the diagnosis and prognosis of traumatic brain injury. Expert Opin Med Diagn. 6(6), 541-554.
  • Carter EL, Sinclair R. (2011) Drowning. CEACCP. 11(6), 210-213.
  • Stoodley CJ, Talcott JB, Carter EL et al. (2000) Selective deficits of vibrotactile sensitivity in dyslexic readers. Neurosci Lett. 295(1-2), 13-16.