Dr Lekaashree Rambabu

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Anaesthetics

School/Department: Cardiovascular Sciences, Department of



Dr Lekaashree Rambabu graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 2020 and completed her foundation programme training in Tayside, Scotland. She is working as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Anaesthetics at Leicester.


Dr Rambabu has conducted research into the mechanisms of organophosphate poisoning, new ways to support care home staff during COVID, and epidemiological modelling of COVID infection spread during natural disasters. She currently works with Professor Gavin Murphy’s team to better understand perioperative factors leading to organ injury.


Van Wyk de Vries M, Rambabu L. The impact of natural disasters on the spread of COVID-19: a geospatial, agent based epidemiology model. 2021. BMC Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 18, 20. (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s12976-021-00151-0

Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockely, J. and Shenkin, S., 2021. Practice Based Approaches to Supporting the Work Related Wellbeing of Frontline Care Workers in Care Homes: A Scoping Review. Journal of Long-Term Care pp.230–240. (2021) DOI:

Rambabu L, Mohamed F, Dhanasiri J, Gawarammana I, Raubenheimer J, Mackenzie L, Roberts M, Buckley N, Eddleston M. Acute phenthoate poisoning: a prospective case series. Clinical toxicology. (2021) DOI: 10.1080/15563650.2021.1917596

Rambabu L, Megson IL, Eddleston M. Does oxidative stress contribute to toxicity in acute organophosphorus poisoning? – a systematic review of the evidence. Clinical toxicology. (2019). DOI: 10.1080/15563650.2019.1693589

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MBChB, Edinburgh Medical School (2020)
BMedSci (hons) Literature and Medicine, University of Edinburgh (2018)

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