Dr. Andrew F. Smith, PhD

Professor, European Society of Anaesthesiology

Andrew Smith obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1988. He has been a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary since 1998 and Director of the Patient Safety Research Unit there since 2008. He has been an advisory member of the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group since 2009 and is also a member of the European Society of Anaesthesiology’s Patient Safety and Quality Committee. He has participated as an invited expert in the WHO Global Consultation on Patient Safety (2016) and the 2nd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety (2017). His contribution to the specialty of anaesthesia, and the science and practice of patient safety, were recently recognised by a Foundation Award from the Association of Great Britain and Ireland.