Professional background

Dr James Holding has been a consultant at UCLH since 2007. He was previously a college tutor, and has been clinical lead since 2014.

He has interests in preassessment and the perioperative management of major complex surgery.

Research interests

Education in anaesthesia


  • Dehydration induced by bowel preparation in older adults does not result in cognitive dysfunction. Ackland GL, Harrington J, Downie P, Holding JW, Singh-Ranger D, Griva K, Mythen MG, Newman SP. Anesth Analg. 2008 Mar;106(3):924-9
  • Acute effects of opioids on memory functions of healthy men and women. Friswell J, Phillips C, Holding J, Morgan CJ, Brandner B, Curran HV. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2008 Jun;198(2):243-50. Epub 2008 Apr 1.
  • Googling your treatment for analgesia in labour. Holding J, Holmes MV. BMJ. 2006 Apr 1;332(7544):795.