Professional background

Dr Peter Odor trained in medicine at Oxford University, where he also completed a MA in physiological sciences.

He trained in anaesthesia across South London before joining UCLH as a consultant anaesthetist. His sub-specialty clinical interests include obstetric anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia and perioperative medicine.

He undertook a postgraduate master's degree in perioperative medicine at University College London, where he is also preparing in PhD in obstetric anaesthesia complications.

Research interests

Peter's research activities have been united by an ambition to increase participation and access to perioperative research by patients and doctors alike. He has led collaborative research networks across London and has expertise in research methodology, statistics and meta-analysis. He is an expert reviewer for several major anaesthetic journals.


Selected publications below. For a full list of peer-reviewed publications, see profile on

Odor PM, Neun M, Bampoe S, et al. Anaesthesia and COVID-19: infection control. Br J Anaesth. 2020;125(1):16-24

Bampoe S, Odor PM, Lucas DN. Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Practice recommendations for obstetric anaesthesia: what we have learned thus far. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2020;43:1-8

Odor PM, Bampoe S, Gilhooly D, Creagh-Brown B, Moonesinghe SR. Perioperative interventions for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2020;368:m540

Heppolette CAA, Brunnen D, Bampoe S, Odor PM. Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Levobupivacaine. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2020;59(6):715-745. doi: 10.1007/s40262-020-00868-0.

Pandit JJ, Cook TM, Shinde S, Ferguson K, Hitchman J, Jonker W, Odor PM, Meek T. The ‘NAP5 Handbook’. Concise practice guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia. AAGBI/RCoA. 2019. Available from:

Fitzgerald S, Odor PM, Pawa A. Breast surgery and regional anaesthesia. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology. 2019;33(1):95-110

Odor PM, Cavalier A, Reynolds N, Ang K, Parrington S, Xu H, Johnston A, Sage F. Safety and pharmacokinetics of levobupivacaine with fascia iliaca compartment block in elderly patients. Drugs and Ageing 2019;36:541-548

Bampoe S, Odor PM, Dushianthan A et al. Perioperative administration of buffered versus non-buffered crystalloid intravenous fluid to improve outcomes following adult surgical procedures. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017;9:CD004089

Odor PM, Chis Ster I, Wilkinson I, Sage F. Effect of admission fascia iliaca compartment blocks on post-operative abbreviated mental test scores in elderly fractured neck of femur patients: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Anesthesiology 2017;17:2

Odor PM, Grocott MPW. From NELA to EPOCH and beyond: enhancing the evidence base for emergency laparotomy. Perioperative Medicine 2016;5:23

Odor PM, Bampoe S, Hayward J, Chis Ster I, Evans E. Intrapartum epidural fixation methods: a randomised controlled trial of three different epidural catheter securement devices. Anaesthesia 2016;71(3):298-305