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    Dr Nicola Jones

    Murray Edwards College
    Huntingdon Road
    CB3 0DF

    Fellow in Clinical Medicine; Director of Studies

    Clinical Medicine


    Murray Edwards is a warm and inviting college that nurtures students, encouraging them to fulfil their ambitions.

    Degrees & Honours

    BA(Hons) - 1998

    MA  - 2001

    BM Bch - 2001

    MRCP - 2004

    FRCA - 2006

    DICM - 2010

    FFICM - 2011

    Awards & Prizes

    Pilkington Prize, Cambridge University - 2015

    2nd place in Oxford Medical School Pathology Exam, Roche Prize - 1999 

    1st place in Cambridge Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos part Ib - 1997 

    5th place in Cambridge Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos part Ia - 1996 

    Henry & Irene Dean Prize, Trinity Hall Cambridge  - 1996/7

    Issac Newton Scholarship, Trinity Hall, Cambridge - 1996/7

    Research Interests

    Extracorporeal Life Support, Patient Blood Management, Critical care Ultrasound


    After graduating from Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Nicola undertook training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine before specialising in Cardiothoracics. She now works as a consultant at Papworth NHS Foundation Trust, the UK’s largest heart and lung centre, and is Clinical Lead for the Critical Care Area. Other roles include Clinical Sub-dean and Associate Lecturer for the University of Cambridge, as well as Chair of the Hospital and Regional Transfusion Committees.


    Zochios V, Klein A, Jones N, and Kriz T. Rationale and design of a prospective cohort study to assess extravascular lung water as an early predictor and marker of the severity of reperfusion lung injury in pulmonary endarterectomy. Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. In Press.

    Zochios V, Klein A, Jones N, Kriz T. Effect of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen on Pulmonary Complications and Outcomes After Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery: A Qualitative Review. Journal Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Oct;30(5):1379-85.

    Gillon S, Walker D, Jones N. Barriers to focused echocardiography education. Eur J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb;23(1):75-6.

    Zochios V, Klein A, Jones N, Kriz T, Dunning J, et al. Rationale and Design of a Randomised Controlled Trial of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen (Optiflow™) and Standard Oxygen Therapy in High-Risk Patients after Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiol Clin Res. 2015 3(2): 1045.

    Ramalingam G, Jones N.  Platelets for anaesthetists: Part 2: pharmacology. BJA Education. 2015, 1–6

    Ramalingam G, Jones N.  Platelets for anaesthetists: Part 1: physiology. BJA Education. 2015, 1–6

    Zochios V, Jones N, Klein A, Kriz T. Interventions to reduce length of stay and accelerate validated measures of recovery in cardiac surgery. Heart Lung Vessel. 2015;7(4):277-9

    Parhar K, Parizkova B, Jones N, Valchanov K, Fowles JA, Besser M, Telfer P, Kaya B, Vuylsteke A, Rubino A. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for the treatment of adult sickle cell acute chest syndrome. Perfusion. 2015 Jun 30. pii: 0267659115593172.

    Zochios V1, Ansari B, Jones N. Is central venous pressure a reliable indicator of fluid responsiveness in the critically ill? Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2014 Oct;75(10):598. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2014.75.10.598.

    Zochios V1, Umar I, Simpson N, Jones N. Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related thrombosis in critically ill patients. J Vasc Access. 2014 Sep-Oct;15(5):329-37. doi: 10.5301/jva.5000239. Epub 2014 Apr 25.

    Jones N, Yusuff H, Fowles J, Nichols A, Webb ST. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: look out for a retrieval team coming to a hospital near you! J Perioper Pract. 2014 Jul-Aug;24(7-8):172-7.

    Jovic T, Aboelmagd T, Ramalingham G, Jones N, Nashef SA. Type A Aortic Dissection in Pregnancy: Two Operations Yielding Five Healthy Patients. Aorta (Stamford). 2014 Jun 1;2(3):113-5. doi: 10.12945/j.aorta.2014.14-013. eCollection 2014.

    Zochios V, Jones N. Acute right heart syndrome in the critically ill patient. Heart Lung Vessel. 2014;6(3):157-70.

    Jones N, Edmonds L, Ghosh S, Klein A. A review of enhanced recovery for thoracic anaesthesia and surgery. Anaesthesia. 2013 Feb;68(2):179-89. doi: 10.1111/anae.12067. Epub 2012 Nov 5.

    Jones N, Terblanche M. Tissue saturation measurement--exciting prospects, but standardisation and reference data still needed. Crit Care. 2010;14(3):169. doi: 10.1186/cc8970. Epub 2010 Jun 24.

    Jones N, Broomhead R, JAur J, Mallett S. To MAP or not to MAP: is that the question? Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care. April 2010 (Vol 21, issue 2, Pages 91-93)