Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Senior Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 3315 8292k.odea




G3.43Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Dr Kieran O’Dea is a Senior Research Fellow in the Section of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care. He  studied for his PhD in Immunology at Imperial College and on completion joined Professor Takata’s Critical Care Research Group in 2001.

In the Critical Care Research Group, Kieran's main interests have been in the inflammatory mechanisms of acute organ injury resulting from sepsis/trauma, with a particular focus on monocyte-endothelial interactions. He is currently part of a joint capacity building project in burns research at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, in which he is managing research into novel mechanisms of inflammation following burn injury.

He lectures to Surgery & Anaesthesia BSc students in the 'Perioperative Medicine' module.



Tatham KC, O'Dea KP, Romano R, et al., 2017, Intravascular donor monocytes play a central role in lung transplant ischaemia-reperfusion injury., Thorax

Wilson MR, Petrie JE, Shaw MW, et al., 2017, High-Fat Feeding Protects Mice From Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury, Via Neutrophil-Independent Mechanisms, Critical Care Medicine, Vol:45, ISSN:0090-3493, Pages:E831-E839

Wilson MR, Wakabayashi K, Bertok S, et al., 2017, Inhibition of TNF Receptor p55 By a Domain Antibody Attenuates the Initial Phase of Acid-Induced Lung Injury in Mice, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:8, ISSN:1664-3224

Edey LF, O'Dea KP, Herbert BR, et al., 2016, The Local and Systemic Immune Response to Intrauterine LPS in the Prepartum Mouse, Biology of Reproduction, Vol:95, ISSN:0006-3363


Davies R, O'Dea KP, Soni S, et al., 2017, P362: Vasopressin alone and with noradrenaline attenuates TNF-α production in an in-vitro model of monocyte priming and deactivation, 37th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, BioMed Central, ISSN:1364-8535

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