Professional background

  • Qualified from Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 1989.
  • Appointed as consultant anaesthetist at UCLH 2000.
  • Subspeciality interest in obstetric anaesthesia and lead clinician for obstetric anaesthesia 2000 - 2010.

Research interests

  • High risk obstetric anaesthesia
  • Cardiac disease in anaesthesia


  • Bell R, Parry MG, Fernando R, Hallworth S, Jethwa N, Harling B, Sherratt RM. Assessment of dorsal column function using somatosensory evoked potentials after ambulatory combined spinal epidural analgesia for labour. Int J Obstet Anaesth 1997; 6: 199-200
  • Hallworth SP, Fernando R, Bell R, Parry MG, Lim GH. Comparison of intrathecal and epidural diamorphine for elective Caesarean section using a combined spinal-epidural technique. Br J Anaesth 1999; 82: 228-32
  • Bell R, Fernando R, Parry MG. Spinal Anaesthesia with 0.25% hyperbaric bupivacaine for Caesarean section: effects of volume. Br J Anaesth 1997; 78: 339-40 (letter)
  • Rao MP, Bell R.  Pulmonary hemorrhage after radioablation of liver metastases. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2003; 97(3): 684-6
  • Hunningher A, Bell R. Post-dural puncture headache: pathogenesis, prevention and treatment. Br J Anaesth 2004;  92: 768 (letter)
  • Khalil A, Raafat A, Kalleja-Agius J, Bell R, O'Brien P. Cardiac arrest associated with uterine inversion during caesarean section. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2006;26:696–697
  • Ramasamy P, Wee L, Dick J, Bell R. Watch the point!! Anaesthesia 2007; 62(10): 1079-1080 (letter)
  • Curran N, Holmes M, Holding J, Ryten M, Bromley L, Brandner B, Bell R. Maternal expectations and experiences of labour analgesia: an observational study. Int J Obstet Anaesth 2007; 16: S46
  • Chakravarti-Chattopadhyay M, Patel N, Bell R. Chemical burns and pressure sores in obstetric anaesthesia: a retrospective audit. Int J Obstet Anaesth 2007; 16: S16
  • McGlennan A, Patel N, Sujith B, Bell R. A survey of pre-loading and vasopressor use during regional anaesthesia for caesarean section. Int J Obstet Anaesth 2007; 16: S27
  • Ramasamy P, Von Klemperer K, Walker F, Bell R. Anaesthesia for parturients with mechanical heart valves: a case series. Int J Obstet Anaesth 2008; 17: S57
  • Braham D, Patel N, Bell R, Berry M, Columb M, Fernando R. Maternal and fetal effects of starvation times before spinal anaesthesia for elective caesarean section. Int J Obstet Anaesth 2010;19: S28
  • Braham D, Bell R. Anaesthetic considerations for caesarean section in a patient with mitochondrial myopathy (complex I and IV deficiency) with respiratory weakness: a case report. Int J Obstet Anaesth 2010;19: S30