Sandy Jack PhD is currently a Consultant Clinician Scientist in the Anaesthesia and Critical Care Research Unit at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton and NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit and Integrated Physiology and Critical Illness Group, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. She is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, University of Southampton and University College London.
She was Director of the Clinical Diagnostic and Preoperative Assessment Exercise service at Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was an investigator on the recent Xtreme Everest 2 expedition where she led on hypoxic ventilator control tests.
Her research interests are primarily exercise physiology in health and disease with a special interest in the ventilatory control responses in patients with idiopathic hyperventilation. More recently her research interests have been on the use of exercise testing in preoperative assessment and perioperative management including prehabilitation in cancer patients undergoing major surgery.
Other interests include cough, lung sounds and lung mechanics in a variety of lung diseases and also neurophysiological studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging and the dipole methodology.
Current collaborations include, Showa University Japan, Sunyside University, NY, USA, Aintree NHS Trust and the Xtreme Everest Group at University College London.