Dr Edward (Ned) Gilbert - Kawai

Dr Edward (Ned) Gilbert - Kawai


  • Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Registrar
  • Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Registrar
  • Senior Research Fellow, ISEH

Ned was the research leader for Xtreme Everest 2 (2013). His PhD and current research interests relate to the effects of hypoxia on the microcirculation.


  • 2015: Scientific advisor and presenter for the BBC Four television documentary: The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley


  • Gilbert-Kawai N, Extreme Physiology and Medicine, 2015. In Conversation with…James Sibree Milledge
  • Gilbert-Kawai N, Extreme Physiology and Medicine, 2015. In Conversation with…John Wendell Severinghaus
  • Gilbert-Kawai N, Extreme Physiology and Medicine, 2015. In Conversation with…John Burnard West
  • Wythe, Davies, Feelisch, Martin, Gilbert-Kawai N, Extreme Physiology and Medicine, 2015. Getting the most from venous occlusion plethysmography: proposed methods for data analysis when used in combination with an exercise / metabolic stimulus
  • Gilbert-Kawai E, Sheperdigian A, Adams T, Mitchell K, Feelisch M, Murray A, Peters M, Gilbert-Kawai G, Montgomery H, Levett D, Kumar R,) Mythen M, Grocott M, Martin D for the Xtreme Everest 2 Research Group, F1000 Research, 2015. Design and conduct of Xtreme Everest 2: an observational cohort study of Sherpa and lowlander responses to graduated hypobaric hypoxia
  • Coppel J, Hennis P, Gilbert-Kawai E, Grocott M. Extreme Physiology and Medicine, 2015. The Physiological Effects of Hypobaric Hypoxia Versus Normobaric Hypoxia: a systematic review of crossover trials.
  • Gilbert-Kawai E, Milledge J, Grocott M, Martin D, Physiology, 2014. King of the mountains: Tibetan and Sherpa physiological adaptations for life at high altitude
  • Gilbert-Kawai ET, Mitchell K, Martin D, Carlisle J, Grocott MPW. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014. Permissive hypoxaemia versus normoxaemia for mechanically ventilated critically ill patients
  • Martin DS, Gilbert-Kawai ET, Meale PM, Fernandez BO, Cobb A, Khosravi M, Mitchell K, Grocott MP, Levett DZ, Mythen MG, Feelisch M
    Contemp Clin Trials. 2013. Design and conduct of 'Xtreme Alps': A double-blind, randomised controlled study of the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on acclimatisation to high altitude.
  • Martin DS, Gilbert-Kawai E, Levett DZH, Mitchell K, Kumar BC R, Mythen MG, Grocott MPW. Extreme Physiology and Medicine, 2013. Xtreme Everest 2: unlocking the secrets of the Sherpa phenotype?
  • Hennis P, Gilbert-Kawai ET, Grocott MPW. High Altitude Medicine & Biology, 2013. Isolated Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure at High Altitude in a Young Male Trekker with a Positive Family History of Seizure
  • Martin D , Thompson E, Stewart I, Gilbert E, Hope K, Kawai G, Griffiths A, Extreme Physiology & Medicine, 2012 A paradigm of fragile Earth in Priestley's bell jar
  • Hennis P, Gilbert-Kawai ET. British Journal of Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2014.Xtreme Everest 2 - Exercising in the Extremes to Understand Critical Illness.
  • Gilbert-Kawai ETAdventure Medicine, 2013. Xtreme Everest 2
  • Gilbert-Kawai ET, Smedley T, Martin DS. British Journal of Anaesthesia Bulletin, 2013. Xtreme Everest 2: Science near the summit
  • Gilbert E, Martin D, Firth O. Anaesthesia News. 2012.Liquid Oxygen: A pharmacological panacea?
  • Gilbert ET British Mountaineering Medicine, 2012.Could the secrets of Sherpa physiology save lives?

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