Professional background

Trained at Manchester University, graduating 1991. Worked in Manchester for 18 months, before going to Australia for two years. Worked in emergency medicine for two of the first three years after qualifying. On returning back to the UK, worked in Blackburn, North Manchester for a year, where I commenced my anaesthetic training. Then continued my anaesthetic training in Tayside, Scotland for over two and a half years. Came to London at the end of 1999 where I joined the North West Thames / Imperial Anaesthetic Registrar Rotation. Worked in Ealing for one year, back to Australia (Fremantle, Perth) for a year, then at Charing Cross, Queen Charlotte’s, Chelsea & Westminster and The Royal Marsden, before finishing as an airway fellow at UCH / Middlesex and The Royal National Nose,Throat & Ear Hospital. Appointed as a consultant at UCLH in 2003.

Research interests

  • Anaesthesia for head and neck surgery
  • ENT
  • Maxillo-facial surgery and difficult airways
  • Teaching fibreoptic skills
  • Training in difficult airway management


  • Undiagnosed myasthenia gravis unmasked by neuromuscular blockade. M.F. Dunsire, S.G. Clarke, J.J. Stedman. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2001; 86: 727-730
  • Laryngoscopy conditions in spontaneously breathing patients: an incremental step-up regimen using propofol by target controlled infusion. M.F. Dunsire and S.G. Clarke. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2002; 88: 316
  • Evaluation of a model for surgical airway training. S.G. Clarke and S.M. Yentis. Anaesthesia 2003; 58: 506
  • A homemade model for training in cricothyrotomy. S.S. Varaday, S.M. Yentis and S.G Clarke. Anaesthesia 2004; 59: 1012-1015
  • Postoperative visual loss following prone spinal surgery. D. Kamming and S.G. Clarke. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2005; 95: 257-260
  • A randomised comparison of the single use LMA Flexible™ with the reusable LMA Flexible™ in paediatric dental day-case patients. P. Flynn, F. Ahmed, V. Mitchell, A. Patel, S.G. Clarke. Anaesthesia 2007; 62: 1281-1284
  • Anaesthesia for reconstruction of head and neck defects using microvascular tissue transfer. S.K. Nadarajan, S.G. Clarke, V. Mitchell, N. Kalavrezos, P Ramasamy. CPD Anaesthesia 2008; 10 (1): 17-23