Prof Rupert Pearse

/ Prof Rupert Pearse

Rupert Pearse graduated in 1996 from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK.  He also completed much of his clinical training in the London region. His clinical duties are based on the busy intensive care unit at the Royal London Hospital where he oversees the care of patients suffering from critical illness of various causes. In 2006, Rupert was appointed Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and was promoted to Professor in 2014.  He is an active member of several national and international societies for anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.  He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In June 2015 he was appointed Director of the UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network and in 2017 he was also appointed as Clinical Director R&D at Queen Mary.

Rupert’s main research interests are in improving outcomes for patients following major surgery and the cardiovascular pathophysiology of critical illness.  Rupert plays a leading role in many large multi-centre studies including EuSOS, ISOS, OPTIMISE, EPOCH, PRISM and OPTIMISE II. He has experience in a wide range of research methods including translational laboratory and clinical research, multi-centre observational and randomised trials and large epidemiological studies.