Professional background

Consultant anaesthetist at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Lead for visiting doctors at the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Hon lecturer at UCL Clinical Education & Health Psychology Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Training in Florence and UCLH

Special interest in Anaesthesia for Endocrine and Bariatric Surgery

Languages: Italian, English, Arabic and French

Research interests

Psychopharmacology and pharmacokinetics of anaesthetic drugs, perioperative medicine

Languages spoken

Italian, Arabic and French


Pharmacological modelling of dissociation and psychosis: an evaluation of the Clinician Administered Dissociative States Scale and Psychotomimetic States Inventory during nitrous oxide (‘laughing gas’)‚Äźinduced anomalous states
March 2022
DOI: 10.1007/s00213-022-06121-9

Rewarding subjective effects of the NMDAR antagonist, nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') are moderated by impulsivity and depressive symptoms in healthy volunteers
March 2021
The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 24(7), 551-561 Follow journal
DOI: 10.1093/ijnp/pyab009

Ketamine can reduce harmful drinking by pharmacologically rewriting drinking memories
November 2019
Nature Communications 10(1)
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13162-w

An assessment of rapamycin for weakening binge-eating memories via reconsolidation: a pre-registered, double-blind randomised placebo-controlled experimental study
November 2019
Psychological Medicine
DOI: 10.1017/S003329171900312X

Reduction in the occurrence of distressing involuntary memories following propranolol or hydrocortisone in healthy women
May 2019
Psychological Medicine 50(7):1-8

Ketamine reduces alcohol consumption in hazardous drinkers by interfering with the reconsolidation of drinking memories: Preliminary findings
January 2019
European Neuropsychopharmacology 29:S486-S487
DOI: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2018.11.728

High-flow nasal oxygen therapy in intensive care and anaesthesia
January 2018
BJA British Journal of Anaesthesia 120(1):18-27
DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2017.11.010