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Anaesthesia, Pain Relief and Sedation

Please contact the department secretaries on 0151 252 5223, by fax on 0151 252 5460 or by emailing An alternative email option is

Administrator: Kim Bennett ext. 2223,


Dr Nick Airey

Dr Philip Arnold


Dr Imogen Billingham

Scoliosis, Cleft,Craniofacial, Critical Incident Coordinator                               

Dr Peter Corry

Cardiac, SAMP coordinator, Trainee Induction

Dr Richard Craig

Craniofacial, ENT, Transfusion Lead, Airway Lead, Update meeting organiser, Educational supervisor

Dr Marie Deane

Neurosurgery, Trainee Induction

Dr Annette Davis

Cardiac, Service Group Lead, Cardiac On Call rota

I have been a Consultant Anaesthetist at Alder Hey since 1999, having trained in paediatric anaesthesia at Alder Hey and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. I specialise in anaesthesia for children with heart disease and am a member of our team of 5 consultants who work in the field of cardiac anaesthesia. I also provide anaesthesia for children requiring a wide range of surgical procedures, in particular general surgery, endoscopy and emergency surgery of all sorts. My interests include: The development of paediatric cardiac services in developing world countries and anaesthesia training using simulators.

Dr Rishi Diwan                            

Scoliosis, ENT, Acute Pain Lead, Visitor Coordinator

Dr Jo Dixon                                                                                                         

Rota Coordinator, Audit Coordinator

Dr Colin Dryden                          

Neurosurgery, orthopaedics, Wide Awake Club, Appraisal Lead

Colin graduated from Dundee University in 1984

Main training hospitals include Yorkhill Hospitals, Glasgow & Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Areas of interest in medicine: Children with learning difficulties, autism and regional anaesthetic techniques for pain relief.

Dr Jo Haidon

I started work as a full time paediatric anaesthetic consultant in 2015, after working here for a year as a locum. My main interests are anaesthesia for orthopaedic and spinal corrective surgery, and chronic pain management in children and young people.

I also teach on degree course modules for theatre practitioners in conjunction with Edge Hill University.

I have spent time working in the developing world during my training, where I was involved in setting up a training programme for nurse anaesthetists , and completed post graduate diploma in tropical medicine.

My specialisms are chronic pain management and anaesthesia for spinal surgery.

Qualifications: MB ChB, Bsc Hons, FRCA, DTMH

Dr Alisdair Howie

Dr Anne Hunt                              



Dr Nivedeta Kelgeri                                  

Cleft, Audit Coordinator

Dr Sri Kuchi                                             

I have two and a half years experience as Consultant in General-cum-Cardiac Anaesthesia  overseas. However, I retrained in UK and completed my CCST in Anaesthesia in July, 2009 including 1y Fellowship in Paediatric Anaesthesia at Royal Children’s Hospital, Edinburgh. Following my CCST, I worked as Locum Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia for 2m at Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals NHS Trust, Leicester.

I started  as Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia  in Oct, 2009 at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. My main Clinical Interests are Orthopaedics (both upperlimb and lower-limb), US guided Regional Blocks, Urology and Plastic surgery.I believe and keen on  Integrative Medicine with best combination of allopathy and alternative therapy thus providing Holistic Treatment and Care.

Dr Katherine Lau                        

Urology, General Surgery, Clinical Lead in Enhanced Recovery

Dr Harvey Livingstone                                                          

Equipment Lead, Emergency surgery lead, Educational supervisor

Originally hailing from the West Midlands, Harvey graduated from Leeds Medical School in 1996 and trained in and around Leeds as an anaesthetist. During this he gained a master’s degree in medical science and developed an early warning tool to identify critically ill children, which is now in widespread use across Yorkshire. Having developed an interest in paediatrics, he took a fellowship in paediatric anaesthesia at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and after periods of time as a locum consultant paediatric anaesthetist in Birmingham and back in Leeds he took up his post at Alder Hey in 2008 and moved to Liverpool with his family.

Harvey’s interests are in emergency surgery, plastics (including laser dermatology) and adolescent urology and he is the lead clinician for the theatre emergency service and burns/plastics.  He also has an interest in medical equipment. He chairs the trust’s medical devices committee and sits on the committees at the British Standards Institute (BSI) regarding anaesthetic equipment and the standards committee of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI).

In his spare time, Harvey plays squash in the JJB North West leagues and plays guitar in a band.


Dr Nuria Masip

Dr Caron Moores                         

Emergency, Oncology, Acupuncture & Hypnotherapy, General on call rota

Dr Peter Murphy  

MBcHB MRCPCH DCH FRCA ESRA-Dip                       

Regional anaesthesia, NEWTS, Major Civilian Disaster Coordinator, Airway surgery, Lead for orthopaedics / regional, anaesthetic equipment, Educational supervisor

Pete trained initially in paediatric and neonatal medicine before switching to anaesthesia. Completed advanced paediatric anaesthesia training at Alder Hey before taking up permanent post. He is a keen proponent of Ultrasound use in anaesthesia and teaches on courses locally, national and internationally. Pete recently completed the European diploma in regional anaesthesia to further his credentials in the field.

Pete is a founding member of the North West and North Wales Paediatric Transfer Service responsible for moving critically ill children from base hospitals to intensive care units both locally and elsewhere in the country.

Dr Helen Neary                            

ENT, Chronic Pain Lead

Dr Frank Potter

PICU Liaison

Dr Radha Ravi                             

Scoliosis, ENT, Head of Department

Dr Naveen Raj                             

Cardiac, Orthopaedics, College Tutor

Dr Steve Roberts                        

Orthopaedic, ENT, Radiology Lead, Day Surgery Lead, Educational supervisor

Specialisms: Regional anaesthesia – ultrasound guided

I joined Alder Hey over 10 years ago because I was struck by the great teamwork that was so eminent when I was a trainee. It is what makes the operating theatre tick.

I am particularly interested in the utilisation of ultrasound in anaesthesia, especially for providing specialist pain relieving techniques. It is these techniques that facilitate the surgery and improved recovery of our patients. I am proud to say our department leads the way in this field.
Every year we hold 3 courses to teach these techniques to anaesthetists from around the UK and occasionally further afield.


Dr Sanaulla Syed                        

Cardiac, Recovery Lead

Locum Consultant Anaesthetists

  • Papari Deka
  • Martinus Meela

Children’s Anaesthetists

  • Amit Dawar
  • Clinton Jones
  • Mike McGovern
  • Bruce Neary


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