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Engineering Design Centre

Dr Tom Bashford


Dr Tom Bashford

Dr Tom Bashford

Research Student

Research group: Healthcare Design Group
Telephone: 01223 748577

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  • MBiochem (Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. University of Oxford, 2002
  • MBBS Clinical Medicine. St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, 2007
  • MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 2010
  • FRCA Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2014

Tom is an Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Cambridge, a Clinical Research Fellow in the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma, and a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. His academic interest is in developing a systems understanding of interventions to improve anaesthetic care in low income settings working with the Division of Anaesthesia and the Healthcare Design Group in Cambridge.

Tom’s introduction to global health came working with VSO in Ethiopia between 2011-2012, for which he was awarded the AAGBI/MPS Patient Safety Prize in 2012. He sits on the Education Board of Lifebox Foundation, and leads their current anaesthesia workstream in Ethiopia. In addition, he is co-director of the THET-funded Cambridge-Yangon Trauma Intervention Project ICU Partnership and senior lecturer on the systems-based Delivering Trauma Intensive Care Course developed as part of this partnership, supported by Addenbrooke’s Abroad. He teaches on the MSc in Global Health with Surgery & Anaesthesia at King’s College London, and the NIAA Introduction to Academic Anaesthesia. Tom is the current President of the World Anaesthesia Society, the UK specialist society for anaesthetists interested in Global Health.