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Dr Michael Galsworthy
Room 112
Department of Applied Health Research
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: +44 203 108 3241
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Joint Research Office
  • Clinical Research Support Centre

Mike graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 with a 1st class degree and College Prize in Natural Sciences, specialising in Psychology.  He then immediately began a PhD on the subject of Behaviour Genetics in the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, on an MRC award.

Mike started his PhD on quantitative genetics of early development, molecular genetics and psychiatry. However, he finished his PhD in animal behaviour with a thesis on intelligence in mice, submitted in 2002. He then began a post-doctoral position on animal behaviour in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. This was followed by a NARSAD grant (originally intended for a post in Hawaii) in the same place.

For personal reasons, Mike then moved to Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2007 where he won an Ad Futura visiting scholarship to work in the Medical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana at the Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI). He then moved to the National Institute of Public Health, Republic of Slovenia. There he worked on an EU FP6 project, Health Research For Europe (HR4E) which mapped and analysed all health-related research funded under FP5 & FP6. He then worked on an FP7 project, European Collaboration for Health Optimisation (ECHO) which brought together the national anonymised patient databases of several EU countries. From there he came to UCL.


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Mike is a full time Senior Research Associate, exploring outcomes of surgery.  Mike is also currently running the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia’s Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) into Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care. This PSP partners clinical and patient interest groups under the guidance of the James Lind Alliance in order to identify the most important patient-relevant uncertainties and research questions around anaesthetic practice and the period of perioperative care.  

Mike currently works within two groups (one at UCL, the other at the Royal College of Anaesthetists):

·         The Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe), Department of Applied Health Research

·         Health Services Research Centre (HSRC), National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia, based at the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Teaching Summary

Mike has assisted teaching and marking on the MBBS course at UCL. He is also currently writing the statistics & methodology chapter for a UCL/UCLH online MSc in Perioperative Medicine (as part of the SOuRCe team). 

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