Thomas Smith
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Professor Thomas Smith MBBS DAvMed DPhil (Oxon) FRCA FAsMA

Head of Aerospace Medicine Research

Professor Smith is a clinician-scientist specialising in aerospace medicine, cardiopulmonary physiology and anaesthetics. He is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and has worked extensively in aeromedical critical care as a flying doctor. He graduated from medicine at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and was based at the University of Oxford (2003-2017) before moving to King's. He is a former Rhodes Scholar and Churchill Fellow. Prof Smith is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and an Academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. He was elected to a Macintosh Professorship by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2023.

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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide

Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine, Monash University

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association

Diploma in Aviation Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (London)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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