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The Bill Mapleson Centre

Posted on 16 May 2014 by Jeff Clark

Since it’s establishment in 1947 when Professor William W. Mushin became Professor of Anaesthesia, the Department of Anaesthetics at Cardiff has been at the forefront of innovation in anaesthesia, giving […]

Innovation in the Department of Anaesthetics

Posted on 14 May 2014 by Jeff Clark

The Department of Anaesthetics is widely recognised for it’s ability to collaborate with industry, other academic schools and institutions and the National Health Service to successfully bid for grants and […]

Dr Brian Jenkins: the long road to making a difference

Posted on 8 May 2014 by Jeff Clark

To simply be content is a difficult thing. It requires a person to have worked out what is important to them, to be willing to sacrifice certain goals and to […]

Innovation: our theme for May 2014

Posted on 8 May 2014 by Jeff Clark

It's safe to say that the theme of the blog posts for April was firmly Africa.  It's time to move on to a new theme: May's theme is Innovation.  As […]

Why research?

Posted on 20 February 2014 by Jeff Clark

I am a NHS consultant anaesthetist with a long-standing interest in research. Since arriving in the UK almost 20 years ago, I have taken 6 years (whole time equivalent) out […]

Dr. Michael Lim’s collaborative anaesthesia work on Endoscope Simulator

Posted on 18 February 2014 by Jeff Clark

Think future collaboration, come along: MIVS Cardiff 20th February 2014 Tenovus Lecture Theatre, Heath Campus, 10 am to 4 pm For more details click here.

Visual modelling

Posted on 17 February 2014 by Jeff Clark

The great advances of the physical sciences stem from the tight integration of experimental observations with mathematical models. Why this is so, is largely inexplicable as Wigner comments in his […]

And now for something completely………… clever! Guest Editor Dr Michael Lim

Posted on 17 February 2014 by Jeff Clark

Readers, judging by the number of hits on the blog, you obviously enjoyed our last guest editor Dr Ann Taylor. Consequently this week, giving air time to another interesting member […]

Affordances, usability and tea pots

Posted on 30 January 2014 by Jeff Clark

Acknowledgements Karl Luke is an eLearning Technologist at Cardiff University. He is currently studying for an MSc in Education, Technology and Society with support from the Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive […]

2013, and Ann Taylor’s Brave New World in 2014

Posted on 27 January 2014 by Jeff Clark

Last year was a massive relief for me, not only because I successfully completed a PhD (something that any sane 40-50 year old should think seriously about undertaking), but also […]