Professional background

Clinical: consultant in perioperative medicine and anaesthesia, with sessions on UCLH's post-anaesthetic care units. Experience in intensive care and emergency medicine.

Research: PhD and associate professor in health systems research, UCL. Recent NIHR academic clinical lecturer. Recipient of the Royal College of Anaesthetists President's commendation.

Teaching: Associate fellow of the Higher Education Authority. Content creation for UCL perioperative masters and medical textbooks. UCL PhD supervision.

Research interests

  • Designing and using observational datasets to better understand healthcare inequalities
  • How healthcare systems can be enhanced and patient outcomes improved.


Selected publications:
Annual patient reports of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA). Royal College of Anaesthetists 2015 - 2019

CM Oliver. Emergency anaesthesia. Raising the Standards: RCoA Quality Improvement Compendium. Royal College of Anaesthetists 2020

R Aitken, JSL Partridge, CM Oliver et al. Older Patients Undergoing Emergency Laparotomy: observations from the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit. Age and ageing 2020, 49(4): 656-663

T Salih, P Martin, T Poulton et al. Distance travelled to hospital for emergency laparotomy and the effect of travel time on mortality: cohort study. BMJ Quality and Safety 2020,0:1-10

Oliver CM, Campbell M, Dulan O, Hamilton N and Birchall M. Appearance and management of COVID-19 laryngo-tracheitis: two case reports. Faculty of 1000, April 2020

H Boyd-Carson, A Shah, A Sugavanam et al. Impact of anaemia on postoperative mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing emergency laparotomy. Anaesthesia 2020, 75(7): 904-912

T Poulton, R Moonesinghe, R Raine et al. Socioeconomic deprivation and mortality after emergency laparotomy: an observational epidemiological study. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2020, 124(1): 73-83

M Oliver, D Murray. Multi-organ support in the ageing population. Challenging Concepts in Critical Care. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198814924

CM Oliver, S Hare. What do perioperative National Clinical Audits tell us? The evolving role of national audits in changing practice and improving outcomes. British Journal of Anaesthesia Education 2019, 19(10): 334-341

R Brinkler, Z Edwards, S Abid et al. Quality of anaesthetic information given for labour: delivery of analgesia and anaesthesia information. Anaesthesia 2019, 74(9): 1101-1111

N Passi, CM Oliver, K Dhadwal. Hospital management of the post-cardiac arrest patient: priorities and challenges. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2019, 80(2): C22-27

CM Oliver, MG Bassett, TE Poulton et al. Organisational factors and mortality after emergency laparotomy: Multilevel analysis of 39,903 patients in the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit cohort. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2018, 121(6): 1346–1356

N Eugene, CM Oliver, Bassett MG et al. Development and internal validation of a novel risk adjustment model for adult patients undergoing emergency laparotomy surgery: The NELA risk model. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2018, 121(4): 739-748

JRN Lacey, N Khan, CM Oliver. Perioperative risk. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2017, 78(11): 616 - 621

DJN Wong, CM Oliver, SR Moonesinghe. Predicting postoperative morbidity using the Surgical Outcome Risk Tool (SORT). British Journal of Anaesthesia 2017, 119(1): 95-105

CM Oliver, SR Moonesinghe. Chapter 93: Mechanical ventilation: Setting rate, volume and time. Oxford Textbook of Critical Care (2016). Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199600830

CM Oliver, E Walker, S Giannaris et al. Risk assessment tools validated for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy: a systematic review. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2015, 115: 849-60

JC Simpson, SR Moonesinghe, MP Grocott et al. Enhanced recovery from surgery in the UK: an audit of the enhanced recovery partnership programme 2009-2012. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2015, 115(4): 560-8