Daniel Stubbs

Dr Daniel Stubbs


Daniel is a clinical lecturer in anaesthesia with an interest in neuroanaesthesia and perioperative medicine. His research focuses on understanding complex health systems, their impact on patient outcome, and how they can be improved and understood using 'routinely collected' data.

Daniel Stubbs

Daniel studied medicine at the University of Oxford with an intercalated degree in medical sciences (physiology). Following graduation, he was appointed to an Academic Foundation Program based in Cambridge and subsequently undertook combined clinical and academic specialist training within the East of England. He has been awarded academic prizes by both the University of Oxford (Meakins McClaran Medal, Wronker research prize) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (Nuffield & Macintosh medals) for his performance in undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Following an NIHR academic clinical fellowship in anaesthesia (2015) he subsequently completed an MPhil in Epidemiology (2019) and a PhD in Health Systems Engineering (2022) funded by a Wellcome Trust clinician PhD fellowship. He is a current clinical lecturer in anaesthesia, jointly based between the division of anaesthesia and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His subspecialty interest in neuroanaesthesia and perioperative medicine has led him to a co-opted council position at the Neuro Aanaesthesia and Critical Care Society (NACCS) having previously been the postgraduate doctor in training representative to both NACCS and the Age Anaesthesia Association.

He has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in both Oxford and Cambridge. Through this work, he has mentored numerous students on self-contained research projects, many of which have led to national presentations, publications, or research prizes. He has recently been appointed co-lead for the 'Healthcare informatics' module in the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Medicine. He is an active instructor on both adult and paediatric life support courses.

Daniel's research focuses on how 'routinely collected' healthcare data can be used to understand, and improve, the complex systems which deliver healthcare to patients. Linking his clinical interests he is focused on understanding the reciprocal connections between hospital care and community outcomes before and after surgery.

His PhD in health systems engineering looked at the methodological role of a 'systems approach' in using electronic health records to understand the health trajectory of older patients following surgery. This included devising new ways in which routine data can be used to represent or capture key (and novel) events that happen to patients while they are in hospital.

He is currently co-leading a national consensus building and health system improvement initiative: the 'improving care in elderly neurosurgery initiative (ICENI)' with colleagues in the Department of Clinical Neurosurgery. This project seeks to define clinical best practice in the care of a specific cohort of complex neurosurgical patients; those with a particular type of brain bleed called a chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH). The national working group he co-leads hopes to produce the first national guideline document for this cohort in late 2023 with future work looking to begin implementing and evaluating interventions to improve patient outcome.

As well as his primary research articles he has written invited editorials and reviews, presented his work at national and international conferences, and disseminated his research findings and methodological approaches to national policy makers.

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Graduation Ceremony - General Admission

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