Professional background

  • Consultant Anaesthetist at UCLH
  • Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia

Graduated from UCL Medical School in 2001. General anaesthetic training via rotation through the North Central School of Anaesthesia - Awarded the FRCA in 2007. Paediatric anaesthesia training completed across two tertiary centres in the USA and UK: Mott Children's Hospital - University of Michigan and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

As the Anaesthetic Lead for Radiotherapy, helped set up the Proton Beam Therapy service -  a national transformation project.

Research interests

  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Anaesthesia for Proton Beam Therapy
  • Bariatric Anaesthesia


R.Ackwerh, L.Lehrian, O.Nafiu. Assessing the accuracy of common pediatric age-based weight estimation formulae. Anesth Analg 2014 May;118(5):1027-33

R. Ackwerh. Chapter 25.7 - Analgesia for the Neonate and Infant.
Advanced Training in Anaesthesia. 2014. Edited by J.Prout, T.Jones, D.Martin

O.Nafiu, C.Burke, W.Chimbira, R.Ackwerh, P.Reynolds, S.Malviya. Prevalence of habitual snoring in children and occurrence of peri-operative adverse events. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2011 May;28(5):340-5

O.Nafiu, S.Ramachandran, R.Ackwerh, K.Tremper, D.Campbell, J.Stanley. Factors associated with and consequences of unplanned post-operative intubation in elderly vascular and general surgery patients. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2011 Mar;28(3):220-4