Tony is currently an independent consultant on medical devices, standards and statistics, in particular as a HAS (Harmonised Standards) Consultant contracted by Ernst and Young on behalf of the European Commission to assess draft standards developed by European Standards Committees to support European legislation.
From 1988 to 2013, he worked in the Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine in Cardiff University (and prior to that, before merger, in the University of Wales College of Medicine). He evaluated medical devices used in anaesthesia and respiratory care from 1988 to 2004 for the UK Government. He started participating in BSI and ISO technical committees developing standards for such equipment in 1988.
From 2004 he was involved with and then led courses on research and statistics and, later, as Acting Research Director, he was involved in leading many research projects in the Department of Anaesthetics. He has published in many leading anaesthetic journals and chapters in books and obtained a PhD on breathing system filters in 2005.
He was joint lead for two Buyers’ Guides for the Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing, part of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency in 2008 and 2009.
He started working as a consultant on medical devices to CEN and CENELEC in 2009.
Professional and other relevant activities
Scientific Officer of the Difficult Airway Society Committee (2016 to 2018)
Section editor for the Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia (2017)
Joint lead on a project for AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) on the ISO 80369-6 small-bore connector for use with ‘Neuraxial’ medical devices’ (2014)
Training Officer on the Anaesthetic Research Society Council (2007 to 2010)
Involved in Working Parties of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland developing guidance documents
Honorary title of Professor of Anaesthesia and Airway Management 2015, Difficult Airway Society (2014)
Pask Certificate of Honour, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland ‘in recognition of distinguished services in the specialty of Anaesthesia’ (2007)