Drakesmith Group: Iron and Immunity
Murphy, Roberts and Stanworth Group: Oxford Clinical Research in Transfusion Medicine
Critical Care Research Group
BMedSci (Hons), BM BS, MSc, DipHRes, MRCP, FRCA, DPhil
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
- NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine
- Honorary Specialty Registrar in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
I am a NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine working across both Nuffield Division of Clinical Neurosciences and NHS Blood & Transplant.
In 2017, I was awarded a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to undertake a DPhil which I completed in 2021. The focus of the DPhil was on investigating the epidemiology and mechanisms of anaemia in survivors of critical illness and and potential the role of intravenous iron as a treatment strategy. I was awarded the Intensive Care Society Rising Star Gold Medal award for this work in December 2021.
During my DPhil I also undertook the prestigious Anaesthesia Trainee Editor Fellowship and contributed to international guidelines on transfusion strategies in non-bleeding with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
My main research interests are in the haematological aspects of critical illness and perioperative medicine, in particular:
(i) Improving the detection management of anaemia secondary to iron deficiency and/or inflammation across a range of settings including primary care, acute illness and surgery.
(ii) Establishing the risk benefit profile of commonly used interventions to prevent bleeding in critically ill patients (e.g. prophylactic platelet transfusions) and to better understand platelet function in patients undergoing major vascular surgery
(iii) To develop a platform for further studies using efficient data linkage of routinely collected healthcare from transfusion, primary care, critical care and perioperative medicine databases from the collaborations have developed with these specialities.
Non-pharmacological interventions for self-management of fatigue in adults: An umbrella review of potential interventions to support patients recovering from critical illness
SHAH A., (2023), Journal fo Critical Care
Major haemorrhage: past, present and future.
Shah A. et al, (2022), Anaesthesia
How I use platelet transfusions.
Stanworth SJ. and Shah A., (2022), Blood
Frailty in the ICU: what are we doing with all this information?
Shah A. et al, (2022), Intensive Care Medicine
Is there a role for Desmopressin as an alternative to platelet transfusion prior to procedures or Radiological InterVEntions in thrombocytopenic critically ill patients (DRIVE)? Results of a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled feasibility trial
Desborough M. et al, (2022), BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY, 197, 40 - 41