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Dr Ben Dodd contributes to many research projects through the RBWH HUB (HPB / Upper GI / Bariatric Surgery) Research Group. This group facilitates collaborative research projects across the Royal Brisbane, Wesley and St Vincent's Northside Hospital sites.

Ben facilitates trainee surgeons in a combined research/surgical assistant role to enhance their prospects in the highly competitive surgical training selection process.


1. Guy L, Christensen R, Dodd B, Pelecanos A, Wyssusek K, Van Zundert A, Eley VA. The effect of transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilator exchange (THRIVE) versus nasal prongs on safe apnoea time in paralysed obese patients: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Anaesth. 2022 Feb;128(2):375-381. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2021.10.048. Epub 2021 Dec 8. PMID: 34895717

2. Eley VA, Thuzar M, Navarro S, Dodd BR, van Zundert AA. Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammation: An update for anaesthetists caring for patients with obesity. Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2021 Dec;40(6):100947. doi: 10.1016/j.accpm.2021.100947. Epub 2021 Sep 14. PMID: 34534700

3. Eley VA, Christensen R, Guy L, Wyssusek, Pelecanos A, Dodd B, Stowasser M, van Zundert A. Continuous non-invasive blood pressure versus invasive arterial pressure measurements: testing equivalence in obese patients during bariatric surgery.

4. Maurice AP, Miron SW, Yaksich LR, Hopkins GH, Dodd BR. Revisional bariatric surgery to single-anastomosis gastric bypass: a large multi-institutional series. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Jun;17(6):1080-1087. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.01.020. Epub 2021 Jan 23. PMID: 33941478

5. Eley V, Christensen R, Guy L, Wyssusek K, Pelecanos A, Dodd B, Stowasser M, van Zundert A. ClearSight™ finger cuff versus invasive arterial pressure measurement in patients with body mass index above 45 kg/m2. BMC Anesthesiol. 2021 May 18;21(1):152. doi: 10.1186/s12871-021-01374-x. PMID: 34006231

6. Maurice AP, Punnasseril JEJ, King SE, Dodd BR. Improving Access to Bariatric Surgery for Rural and Remote Patients: Experiences from a State-Wide Bariatric Telehealth Service in Australia. Obes Surg. 2020 Jul 2:1–10. doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04804-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32617921; PMCID: PMC7331914.

7. Nguyen D, Finch R, O’Loughlin B, Dodd BR. Incidence, risk factors and management of chylothorax post-oesophagectomy for oesophageal carcinoma in an Australian institution. Annals Esophagus, 2020; 3:3. doi: 10.21037/aoe.2019.12.03

8. Eley VA, Christensen R, Guy L, Dodd B. Perioperative Blood Pressure Monitoring in Patients With Obesity. Anesth Analg. 2019 Mar;128(3):484-491. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003647. PMID: 30059399.

9. Auld MC, Dodd BR, Barbour AP, Smithers M. Two cases of NSAID-induced gastropathy and enteropathy of the ileum. ANZ J Surg. 2015 Jul- Aug;85(7-8):584-5. doi: 10.1111/ans.12462. Epub 2013 Nov 20. PMID: 24251369.

10. Dodd BR, Spence RA. Doxycycline inhibition of abdominal aortic aneurysm growth: a systematic review of the literature. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2011 Jul 1;9(4):471-8. doi: 10.2174/157016111796197288. PMID: 21595625.

11. Marley WD, Dodd B, Spence G. Pneumatosis intestinalis presenting as a partial small bowel obstruction. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Dec 17;2012:bcr2012007291. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-007291. PMID: 23257270

12. Dodd BR, Mccallion K. Iieostomy efferent limb prolapse: a temporising measure. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 Jul;89(5):534-5. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2007.89.5.534. PMID: 18170935; PMCID: PMC2048611.

13. Dodd BR, Dan A. Laparoscopic optical trocar insertion with umbilical traction suture. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 Sep;89(6):634. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2007.89.6.634a. PMID: 18210671; PMCID: PMC2121254.

14. Dodd BR, McCallion K. Lateral cutaneous nerve injury during laparoscopic- assisted sigmoid colectomy. Colorectal Dis. 2007 Mar;9(3):283-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2006.01124.x. PMID: 17298634.