Professional background

FRCA, fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists,2000 
MB BS, St Mary’s Hospital, London University, 1993 
BA Honours, physiological sciences, Magdalen College, Oxford University, 1990

Research interests

  • Anaesthesia
  • Postoperative care
  • Education
  • Research (immune response, endotoxin)


S Goon R Stephens etc Cricothyroidotomy British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009 Submitted

GL Ackland, A Gutierrez Del Arroyo, ST Yao, R C Stephens, NJ Klein, M Singer and AV Gourine. Low molecular weight polyethylene glycol improves survival in experimental sepsis through anti-inflammatory, protective cell membrane effects. Critical Care Medicine 2009 Submitted

J Rajan, K Kaur and RCM Stephens. How to insert a Central Venous Line. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009 In Press
AR Mani, S Montagnese, CD Jackson, CW Jenkins, IM Head , RC Stephens, KP Moore and  MY Morgan. Decreased heart rate variability in patients with cirrhosis relates to the presence and severity of hepatic encephalopathy. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 2009 296(2):330-8

HE Baxendale, MJohnson, RC Stephens, J Yuste, N Klein, JS Brown and D Goldblatt.  Natural human antibodies to pneumococcus have distinctive molecular characteristics and protect against pneumococcal disease. Clinical and experimental immunology 2008 151: 51

M Nagaratnam, H Sutton and R Stephens. Prescribing analgesia for the surgical patient. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2007 68:

BM Charalambous, RCM Stephens, IM Feavers and HE Montgomery. The role of bacterial endotoxin in heart disease. Shock 2007 28: 15

RCM Stephens, K Fidler, P Wilson, GR Barclay, MG Mythen, GLJ Dixon, MW Turner, NJ Klein and MJ Peters. Endotoxin immunity and the development of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in critically ill children. Intensive Care Medicine 2006 32: 286

RCM Stephens, CMN O’Malley, RJ Frumento, MG Mythen and E Bennett-Guerrero. Low Dose Endotoxin Elicits Variability In The Inflammatory Response In Healthy Volunteers. Journal of Endotoxin Research 2005 11: 207

R C M Stephens, G Dixon M Rashid and M G Mythen. Anti-endotoxin therapies: where are we now? 2005 Netherlands Journal of Critical Care  9: 20

JF Down, R Barclay, E Bennett-Guerrero, C Hamilton-Davies, R Stephens, MPW Grocott and MG Mythen. A descriptive study of the variation in baseline levels of anti-endotoxin core antibodies between US and UK populations. Journal of Endotoxin Research 2004 10:195

R Stephens and M Mythen. Resuscitation Fluids and Hyperchloraemic Metabolic Acidosis 2003 Trauma 5:141

R Stephens and M Mythen. Update on Anti-Endotoxin Therapies. Brussels Yearbook of Intensive Care Medicine 2003 65

R Stephens and M Mythen. Optimising intraoperative Fluid Therapy: Current opinion in Anaesthesiology 2003 16:385

Wilkes NJ, Woolf R, Mutch M, Mallett SV, Peachey T, Stephens R and Mythen MG. The effects of balanced versus saline-based hetastarch and crystalloid solutions on acid-base and electrolyte status and gastric mucosal perfusion in elderly surgical patients. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2001 93:811-6

R Stephens, M Mythen, P Kallis, D W L Davies, W Egner and A Rickards. Case Report: Two episodes of anaphylaxis in the same patient to a Chlorhexidine suphadiazine coated central venous catheter. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2001 87:1-3

R Stephens and C Hamilton-Davies. Update on Anti-Endotoxin therapies. Hospital Medicine 2000 61 254-256

R Stephens and M Mythen. Endotoxin Immunization. Intensive Care Medicine 2000 26; s129-s136