Professional background

Professor Ramani Moonesinghe graduated from UCL Medical School in 1997 and was appointed as a consultant at UCLH in 2010 having undertaken postgraduate training in medicine, anaesthesia and critical care.

Alongside local NHS and University commitments, Ramani is NHS England's national clinical director for critical and perioperative care and director of the Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

In her NHS England role she was the clinical lead for the national critical care response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research interests

Ramani was appointed as professor of perioperative medicine at UCL in 2018 and has since become head of The Centre for Perioperative Medicine and head of her department within UCL.

She focuses on health services and improvement research in perioperative medicine and evaluation of novel technologies or pathways. She supports a large number of doctoral research students, and collaborates internationally, including with partners in low and middle income countries.


Over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and over 20 national reports or books / book chapters. Full list available here: