Expert Witness for Obstetric Anaesthesia


Name: Dr Paul Howell
Job Title: Consultant Anaesthetist
Primary Speciality: Anaesthesia
Secondary Speciality: Obstetrics
Year Qualified: 1981
Qualifications: BSc 1978 (University of St Andrews)
MBChB 1981 (University of Manchester)
FRCA 1987 (London)
GMC Reg: 2723749
MDU Idemnity Reg: 165292B
Data Protection Reg: Z7829775


Appointed as Consultant Anaesthetist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of London, in 1992

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London EC1A 7BE (1992-2016)
Royal London Hospital, London E1 1FR (1994 to date)
Homerton University Hospital, London E9 6SR (1992 to 2020)
The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, London W1W 5AH (2008 to date)

Professional Memberships

Difficult Airway Society
British Medical Association
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association
UK Register of Expert Witnesses
Faculty of Expert Witnesses
National Expert Witness Agency

Professional Activities

  • Consultant Anaesthetist, St Bartholomew’s and Homerton Hospitals, London (1992-)
  • Lead Clinician in Obstetric Analgesia and Anaesthesia, Homerton Hospital (1994-2016)
  • Recognised Teacher of the University of London (1994-)
  • OAA Meetings Coordinator – scheduled and ran 20 postgraduate educational meetings (2000-2006)
  • Panellist – GMC Fitness to Practise panels (2006-2014)
  • President of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (2008-2011)
  • Chairman of the Obstetric Committee, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (2008-2016)
  • Member of the Healthcare for London Maternity Project Clinical Expert Panel (2008-2010)
  • Chairman of the Board of the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (2009-2014)
  • Member of the International Relations Committee of the AAGBI (2009-2012)
  • Advisory Member of the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (2009-2012)
  • Member of the International Board, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2010-2013)
  • Regional Anaesthetic Assessor for the London Region – MBRRACE-UK Maternal Death Enquiry (2010-)
  • Member of the Trial Steering Committee for the NPEU “Birth in Upright Maternal Position with Epidural in Second Stage” (BUMPES) multicentre study [HTA Project: 08/22/02] (2010-2016)