Safe and affordable surgery is a global health priority. For surgical procedures to effectively improve patient outcomes, health systems must also provide high-quality perioperative care.
There is now strong evidence that health systems failures around the time of surgery are a key factor limiting the net improvements in health which could be achieved through greater access to surgery worldwide.
Professor Pearse and Tim Stephens lead the interdisciplinary global health research within our group. Improving perioperative care globally through research is a truly a collaborative effort and we have partnerships with academic institutions in Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Sri Lanka and Colombia. We also work closely with the GlobalSurg group, working out of the University of Birmingham. We currently have two PhD students from LMICs in our group.