Ellen O’Sullivan trained in anaesthesiology and intensive care in UK and USA and is now a Consultant Anaesthesiologist at St James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland affiliated to Trinity College Dublin. She specializes in airway management and is Director of the Fellowship in Advanced Airway Management and Simulation.
She is Past President of the Difficult Airway Society, DAS, and was appointed DAS Professor of Anaesthesia & Airway Management.
Prof O’Sullivan is Past President of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and is now Airway Lead Advisor to the College & runs the CAI national airway training. She has a substantial portfolio of clinically relevant research and has co-authored more than 140 scientific papers, books, website modules etc Clinically she has developed a worldwide reputation in airway management and lectures and teaches workshops internationally. She was a member of the ASA Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway and also sits on the Project for Universal Airway Guidelines Group (PUMA) guideline group. She is an Executive Director of WAAM (World Alliance for Airway Management) and co-chaired the World Airway Meeting, WAMM1, in Dublin 2015 and WAMM2 in Amsterdam 2019. A particular interest of Prof O’ Sullivan’s is Global Anaesthesia and supporting education and training in low & middle income countries. This has led to her involvement in a number of projects in Malawi & Uganda including the Global Capnography Project (GCAP)