Dr Gareth Clegg




Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Lothian.

EMeRGE & Cardiac Arrest Research.

Gareth Clegg trained in Emergency Medicine in Edinburgh having completed undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Psychology. He started research work early in the course of EM training - initially looking with Professor Colin Robertson at whether the ventricular fibrillation ECG waveform could be used to guide real time resuscitation of patients in cardiac arrest. He then completed a PhD in cell biology as a Wellcome Clinical Research Fellow and went on to complete a CSO Intermediate Fellowship at the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research in Edinburgh looking at the process of lung epithelial repair after acute lung injury. He now works as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at in the Queen’s Medical Research Institute at Edinburgh University and Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.

Gareth is co-founder of the Emergency Medicine Research Group in Edinburgh (EMERGE) and leads the Resuscitation Research Group, a collaborative involving Edinburgh University, the Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Lothian. Research interests include the physiology and clinical management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, non-technical skills in time critical resuscitation, and the physiology of fluid resuscitation. The group coordinates the TOPCAT2 project and 3RU team along with a range of other projects relating to all all elements of the OHCA response ‘system’ summarised in the Chain of Survival.

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