Professional background

Kirstie graduated from Leeds University School of Medicine in 2004. She completed anaesthesia training in the Central London School of Anesthesia, and was appointed consultant in anaesthesia at University College Hospital in 2015. Her key interests are those of advanced airway management and the use of digital technology to support surgical pathways. She is faculty on a number of advanced airway skills courses for anarsthetists.

Kirstie is currently airway lead for University College Hospital.

Research interests

  • Use of digital technology in perioperative medicine
  • Awarded Health Foundation Grant for development of an app to support enhanced recovery after surgery pathways
  • Advanced airway management


Nikitichev DI, Barburas A, McPherson K, Mari J-M, West SJ, Desjardins AE. Construction of ultrasound phantoms with wall-less vessels using 3D printing. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2016 35(6): 1333-9.

McPherson K, Ng S-C, Patel S. The Cheers Dream Campaign. Bulletin of The Royal College of Anaesthetists, May, 2016

McPherson K, West S. Percutaneous emergency airway access; prevention, preparation, technique and training. Br. J. Anaesth. (2016) 116 (1): 143-144.

McPherson K, Stephens R. Postoperative Respiratory Complications. British Journal Hospital Medicine, 2016 77(4): C60.

McPherson K, Kumar N, Bouras I. Anaesthesia for Special Care Dentistry (2013) World Anaesthesia, Tutorial of the Week.

McPherson K and Stephens R. Managing airway obstruction. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2012 73(10): C156-60

McPherson K, Frith C. Good Clinical Care: Paediatric Anaesthesia & Safeguarding Children. Foundation Years Journal 2012 (6): 45-51

Stebbing J, Powles T, McPherson K et al. Efficacy and safety of weekly vinorelbine in relapsed malignant pleural mesothelioma, Lung Cancer 2008; 10:1016-1020