Dr Pratheeban Nambyiah

Dr Pratheeban Nambyiah is a Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), and an Honorary Associate Professor at the Institute of Child Health. He is the Education Lead for Simulation Development at GOSH. His clinical interests are in anaesthesia for spinal surgery, for specialist neonatal and paediatric surgery and for paediatric interventional radiology. 


He is a member of the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (APAGBI) Scientific Committee, and is co-lead for medical students in the Department of Anaesthesia at GOSH. 



BA, Medical Sciences & Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 2001.

BM BCh, University of Oxford, 2004.

Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, University of Liverpool, 2007.

FRCA (Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists), 2010.

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, University of Bedfordshire, 2012.

Fellowship in Medical Education & Simulation, University of Ottawa Skills & Simulation Centre, 2012.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2013.

MD(Res), Imperial College London, 2020.

Research Interests

Pratheeban’s research interests are in the impact of anaesthesia on developing nervous systems, and in the ability of anaesthesia to modulate neural plasticity. His doctoral research was performed at the Behavioural Genomics Laboratory at the Medical Research Council (MRC) London Institute of Medical Sciences. Using the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, it focused on building a high-throughput screening platform to capture complex behavioural motifs within large datasets of animals exposed to multi-drug anaesthesia combinations, and automated algorithms to interpret these patterns. Pratheeban’s other research interest is in the use of simulation for medical education.