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)


A Dewar, L Kass, RCM Stephens, N Tetlow, T Desai. Heart Rate Recovery Assessed by Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: Relationship with Prognosis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(6), 4678;

SM May, A Reyes, G Martir, J Reynolds, Laura Gallego Paredes, S Karmali, RCM Stephens, D Brealey, GL Ackland.

Acquired loss of cardiac vagal activity is associated with myocardial injury in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery: prospective observational mechanistic cohort study.

Br J Anaesth 2019 Dec;123(6):758-767

GL Ackland TEF Abbott, D Cain, MR Edwards, P Sultan, SN Karmali, AJ Fowler, JR Whittle, NJ MacDonald, A Reyes, L Paredes, RCM Stephens, AG Del Arroyo, S Woldman, RA Archbold, A Wragg, E Kam,TAhmad, AW Khan, E Niebrzegowska, RM Pearse

Preoperative systemic inflammation and myocardial injury: prospective observational multicentre cohort study of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Br J Anaesth 2019 Feb;122(2):180-187

DN Wijeysundera, RM Pearse, MA Shulman, TEF Abbott, E Torres, A Ambosta, B L Croal, JT Granton, KE Thorpe, M P W Grocott, C Farrington, PS Myles, BH Cuthbertson, on behalf of the METS study investigators.

Assessment of functional capacity before major non-cardiac surgery: an international, prospective cohort study. Lancet 2018; 391: 2631–40

Smith A, Carey C, Sadler J, Smith H, Stephens R, Frith C. Undergraduate education in anaesthesia, intensive care,pain and perioperative medicine: the development of a national curriculum framework. Medical Teacher. 2019 Mar;41(3):340-346.

Smith A, Carey C, Sadler J, Smith H, Stephens R, Frith C. Undergraduate education in anaesthesia and related specialties: a compendium of current practice and resources for educators Submitted 2018

Frith C and Stephens R. Undergraduate teaching in Anaesthesia, Critical care, Pain and Perioperative medicine. RCoA Bulletin 2017, 106, 36-38