14 December 2017
Academic Management Team

Professor Fang Gao

Professor and Head of the Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain. She is also the Director of the West Midlands Critical Care Research Network. Fang was first appointed as a Consultant at Heartlands in 1997, having completed her postgraduate clinical and research training in London, Cardiff and the Midlands. Fang was appointed a Professor at the University of Warwick in 2006. Fang's research interests are sepsis, ARDS and thoracic anaesthesia.  




Professor Gavin Perkins

Professor in Critical Care and Resuscitation at the University of Warwick and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He is currently appointed as a Department of Health National Institute of Health Research Clinician Scientist. Gavin completed his MD thesis at the University of Birmingham on the evaluation and treatment of patients with acute lung injury/ARDS. His research interests are health services research (clinical trials), acute lung injury/ARDS and resuscitation.  




Dr. Joyce Yeung

Clinician Scientist in Anaesthesia and an NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Birmingham, and an honorary consultant in anaesthesia and critical care at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. Joyce has research interests in both anaesthesia and critical care. Current research projects include the impact of anaesthesia on peri-operative outcomes, chronic pain; acute lung injury and education in resuscitation. Joyce is passionate about making research training more accessible for anaesthetic trainees and is the co-founder of West Midlands Trainee Research in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Network (WMTRAIN).    


Teresa Melody

Teresa is the Academic Department Manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the department, staff management and finances. She has been employed by the trust for 23 years and has a nursing background. She has been conducting research for 15 years with experience in Respiratory and Critical Care Multicentre studies. Her main interest is in Sepsis.