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Professor Tomás Corcoran is the deputy chair of the CTN Executive and is a Senior Staff Anaesthetist at Royal Perth Hospital where he is also the Director of Research at the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine. He is Clinical Professor at the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia, and at the School of Translational Medicine in Monash University. He trained in internal medicine and anaesthesia in Ireland and completed a cardiothoracic anaesthesia fellowship in St Barts Hospital in London before migrating to Australia to complete training in Intensive Care Medicine. He has specialist qualifications (anaesthesia and intensive care medicine) in Australia and Ireland, and he holds a doctorate of medicine (MD) from University College Cork in Ireland. An experienced clinical triallist, he has held four NHMRC project grants totalling $10 million including RELIEF (1043755), Balanced (1042727), PADDI (1079501) and POISE-3 (1162362). In 2019 he was awarded $4.3 million from the MRFF Neurological Disorders 2020 initiative (CIA- APP1200994) to deliver the Long-term Outcomes of Lidocaine Infusions for persistent PostOperative Pain in patients undergoing breast surgery (LOLIPOP) Trial.  His career funding total to date is $17,498,750. He has published more than 60 papers, including three in NEJM, one in the Lancet, three in BMJ Open and 10 in leading basic science and anaesthesia and intensive care specialty journal. Professor Corcoran is passionate about delivering the highest quality of evidence to inform clinical practice at a global level, with the principal focus on patient safety and patient-centred outcomes. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

University of Western Australia

Research area keywords

  • Anaesthesia
  • Internal medicine
  • Intensive care medicine

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