John Kinnear is a consultant in anaesthetics and critical care medicine, and has a special interest in developing education to improve the care of acutely ill patients globally.
John graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1985, and trained in Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology before completing training as a specialist anaesthetist at the Barts & London School of Anaesthetics in 1998. He is currently a consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine at Southend University Hospital in the UK.
He has a special interest in developing postgraduate medical education, with particular application to simulation-based education and global healthcare improvement. He co-designed and was the founding director of the high-fidelity simulation centre for the Postgraduate Medical Institute, and was formerly simulation lead for Health Education East of England. He is also Head of Programme for the Zambia MMed Anaesthesia programme based in Lusaka, which he designed specifically to address the high surgical mortality associated with anaesthesia in resource-challenged environments.
Kinnear J, Wilson N, O’Dwyer A. Evaluating team decision-making as an emergent phenomenon. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2018 (in press).
O’Dwyer A, Kinnear J, Wilson N. Assessing thinking dispositions of clinicians as individuals and team members. Anaesthesia 2018; supplement (in press).
Kinnear J, Wilson N. Assessing the association between thinking dispositions and clinical error. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2018; 94(1107); 3-6.
Janowicz A, Kasole T, Measures E, Goma F, Ismailova F, Kinnear J, Bould D. Development of Education and Research in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia: a descriptive observational study. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2017; 25(1): 287-293.
Kinnear J. Cognitive aids and 'behavioural anaesthesia'. Anaesthesia 2017; 72(6): 794-5.
Bowen L, Zyambo M, Snell D, Kinnear J, Bould MD. Evaluation of the accuracy of common weight estimation formulae in a Zambian paediatric surgical population. Anaesthesia 2017; 72(4); 470-78.
Kinnear J. Damage limitation - minimising unintentional harm: complexity, error, team working and human factors. Journal of Surgical Simulation. 2017; 4: A: 3 – 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1102/2051-7726.2017.A003.
Kinnear J, Jackson R. Constructing diagnostic likelihood: clinical decisions using subjective versus statistical probability. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2017; 93: 425-429.
Dart P, Kinnear J, Bould D, Mwansa S, Rakhda Z, Snell D. An Evaluation of inpatient morbidity and critical care provision in Zambia. Anaesthesia 2017; 72(2): 172 – 180.
Beal M, Kinnear J, Anderson C, Martin T, Wamboldt R, Hooper L. The Effectiveness of Medical Simulation in Teaching Medical Students Critical Care Medicine: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Simulation in Healthcare 2017; 12(2): 104-116.&
Marriage B, Kinnear J. Assessing team performance – markers and methods. Trends in Anaesthesia & Critical Care May 2016;7-8: 11-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tacc.2016.05.002.
Aldridge, Bion et al. (Kinnear J as HISLAC Local Project Lead). Weekend specialist intensity and admission mortality in acute hospital trusts in England: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet, 10 May 2016 (online) http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30442-1/abstract.
Lillie E, Holmes C, O’Donohoe L, Bowen L, Ngwisha C, Ahmed Y, Snell D, Kinnear J, Bould MD. Avoidable perioperative mortality at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia: a retrospective cohort study. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 2015; 62(12): 1259-67.
Lillie E, O’Donohoe E, Shamambo N, Bould MD, Ismailova F, Kinnear J. Peer training and co-learning in global healthcare. The Clinical Teacher May 2015; 12: 193–196.
Kinnear J, Smith B, Akram M, Wilson N, Simpson E. Simulation faculty development by expert consensus. The Clinical Teacher, 2015 Feb; 12(1):27-31. doi: 10.1111/tct.12233.
Bould MD, Clarkin C, Boet S, Pigford A, Ismailova F, Measures E, McCarthy A, Kinnear J. Faculty experiences of a global partnership for anesthesia postgraduate training: a qualitative study. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 2015; 62: DOI 10.1007/s12630-014-0252-4.
S Kudsk-Iversen, R Colhoun, D Chama, J Mulenga, MD Bould, J Kinnear, D Snell. Improving blood transfusion safety in a low resource setting: an audit of 1163 transfusion requests. Critical Care 2015, 19(Suppl 1):P337.
Wicker J, Kinnear J, Ringrose D. The RSI: Do we practice what is preached? Royal College of Anaesthetics Bulletin, July 2014.
Kinnear J, Bould MD, Ismailova F, Measures E. A new partnership for anesthesia training in Zambia: reflections on the first year. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 2013; 60(5); 484-491, DOI: 10.1007/s12630-013-9905-y
Hanna-Jumma S, Higgins D, Kinnear J, Wright M. Antibiotic prophylaxis for percutaneous tracheostomy: a survey of current practice in the United Kingdom. Journal Intensive Care Society 2010; 11(1).
Higgins D, Bunker N, Kinnear J. Follow-up of patients with tracheal ring fractures secondary to antegrade percutaneous dilational tracheostomy. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2009; 26: 147-149.
Hanna-Jumma S, Higgins D, Kinnear J. Antibiotic prophylaxis for percutaneous tracheostomy: a survey of current practice in UK. EJA 2009; 26(45): 165.
Vedage D, Shawaf S, Naran P, Sirisena U, Kinnear J. Evaluation of SIRS and qSOFA criteria in predicting outcome for sepsis in a UK hospital. European Intensive Care Society conference, Milan, Oct 2016
Gregory M, Almond M, Arnold L, Hayden R, Balasubramaniam G, Kinnear J, Mapplebeck S. The addition of Outreach and AKI Bundles to simple AKI e-alerting improves all areas of AKI management, but does not change the outcome as measured by ITU admissions, length of stay, dialysis or death. Renal Association UK KIDNEY WEEK Conference, Birmingham, June 2016
Vedage D, Shawaf S, Kinnear J. Sepsis outcomes in an acute trust using qSOFA screening. Abstract & Poster presentation: Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) Conference in Liverpool, March 2016.
Shawaf S, Vedage D, Kinnear J. A retrospective study of sepsis outcomes in an acute trust comparing SIRS criteria to a novel scoring method. The Kings Fund Conference: Integrating care throughout the patient’s surgical journey. London, February 2016
Janowicz A, Kasole T, Measures E, Langley M, Goma F, Ismailova F, Kinnear J, Bould MD. Development of Education and Research in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia: a descriptive observational study. South East Thames Society of Anaesthetists, London Oct 2015
Wicker J, Kinnear J. Associations between critical event outcome and exposure to simulation-based learning. 6th Annual ASPiH conference - improving performance. Brighton, Nov 2015
Janowicz A, Bould MD, Ismailova F, Kasole T, Measures E, Langley M, Goma F, Kinnear J. Evaluation of the status of education and research in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia: ten years on. GPAS Global Surgery Conference, Entebbe, Uganda September 2015
Kudsk-Iversen S, Colhoun R, Chama D, Mulenga J, Bould MD, Kinnear J, Snell D. Improving blood transfusion safety in a low resource setting: an audit of 1163 transfusion requests. Critical Care 2015, 19(Suppl 1):P337, ISIECM (International Society of Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine) Conference Brussels, March 2015
Barker L, Kinnear J, Donohue G, Higgins D. Critical analysis of cardiac arrests: going beyond outcomes. Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting 2014 London Dec 2014
Bowen L, McCue C, Brosnan S, Kinnear J. Implementing a Ventilator Associated Pneumonia prevention bundle in Intensive Care at University Teaching Hospital, Zambia. Anaesthesia 2014; 69(supplement 3): 96. GAT Conference Newcastle June 2014
Saha S, Kinnear J. Application of cricoid force for rapid sequence induction and intubation: an audit of knowledge and practice in ITU nurses, operating department assistants and anaesthetic trainees. Anaesthesia 2014; 69(supplement 3): 96. GAT Conference Newcastle June 2014
Bould D, McCarty A, Kinnear J, Pigford A, Boet S, Clarkin C, Ismailova F, Measures E. Global health postgraduate trainee experiences in anesthesia. Canadian Anesthesiology Society annual scientific meeting, Newfoundland June 2014
Bould D, Clarkin C, McCarthy A, Pigford A, Ismailova F, Measures E, Kinnear J, Boet S. Faculty experiences of a north-south partnership for postgraduate anesthesia training in Zambia. 2014 Canadian Conference on Medical Education - “Transforming Healthcare through Excellence in Assessment and Evaluation”. Ottawa/CCME April 2014
Wicker J, Hills J, Hoare N, Thomson R, Ringrose D, Kinnear J. Rapid sequence induction: do we practice what is preached? A regional audit performed in four district general hospitals in the UK. Difficult Airway Society. Ascot Nov 2013
Kinnear J, Oborska A, Higgins D, Donohue G, Hayden R, Kinnear K. RADAR (Recognition of Avoidable Deterioration in the At Risk patient): surveillance of deteriorating patients. International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care. London April 2013
Chakana C, Kinnear J, Bould D. Incidence of perioperative complications in caesarean delivery at the University Teaching Hospital Lusaka. THET Stakeholders conference Lusaka November 2012
Kinnear J, Grady K. SAFE Obstetrics – Improving maternal outcomes through an embedded training programme. Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance International Conference: Maternal and Newborn Health. Lusaka November 2012
Kinnear J, Simpson E, Wilson N, Donohue G, Sadler C, Nunn A, Kandasamy G, Smith T, Mohr O, Mulchandani H. Peer review in a simulation provider network. ASPiH Conference Oxford November 2012
Kinnear J, Simpson E, Wilson N, Donohue G, Sadler C, Nunn A, Kandasamy G, Smith T, Mohr O, Mulchandani H. Peer review for standardisation and quality improvement of a simulation course: an evaluation. ASPiH Conference Oxford November 2012
Kinnear J, Simpson E, Wilson NM, Wilson N, Donohue G. Simulation-based training may have negative effects on learning. ASPiH Conference Oxford November 2012
Rosel Tallach, Sadler C, Kinnear J, Simpson E, Wilson N, Donohue G, Kandasamy G, Smith T, Mohr O, Mulchandani H. Mapping Simulation-Based Training to the Anaesthetic Curriculum: the Barts & London School of Anaesthesia Experience. ASPiH Conference Oxford November 2012
Kinnear J, Bould D, McCarthy A, Ismailova F. Overseas faculty: potential problems with teaching on the global stage. ASME conference: Global Health Education for Tomorrows Doctors, Birmingham October 2011
Kinnear J, Gill P. UK anaesthetic trainees’ preparedness for practice of global anaesthesia. Abstract and Poster – ASME conference: Global Health Education for Tomorrows Doctors, Birmingham October 2011
Kinnear J. Sustainability of an externally supported postgraduate anaesthesia programme. Abstract and Poster – ASME conference: Global Health Education for Tomorrows Doctors, Birmingham October 2011