Dr. Cathy Lawson

Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthesia Fellow 2019-20

Cathy is an anaesthetic and intensive care medicine trainee in the North East. Her interest in environmental sustainability took off when she was elected as a member of the Group of Anaesthetists in Training (GAT) committee at the Association of Anaesthetists (AoA). Cathy sat on the AoA Environmental Task group  for three years, and through this learnt about how the anaesthetic speciality impacts on the environment and sustainability. In February 2019 she starts the Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthesia Fellowship, co hosted by the AoA and CSH and based at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Possible areas of focus include minimising use of environmentally harmful anaesthetic gases, optimising perioperative pathways and mindful procurement, use and disposal of equipment.