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ASA Announces Appointment of New Editor-in-Chief for Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Philip Peyton as the new Editor-in-Chief of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, succeeding Associate Professor John Loadsman.

Professor Peyton will officially assume his role on 1st October 2024.

Associate Professor John Loadsman, the sixth Chief Editor of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, will conclude his tenure on 30th September 2024, coinciding with the National Scientific Congress (NSC) in Darwin during the ASA’s 90th year celebration. Associate Professor Loadsman has been at the helm since 2017, navigating the journal through significant changes, including the transition from in-house publication to a commercial publishing partnership, a process complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. His dedication to publication integrity has been internationally recognized, cementing the journal’s reputation for high standards.

The ASA extends its sincere gratitude to Associate Professor Loadsman for his exceptional stewardship, ensuring that Anaesthesia & Intensive Care continues to support the specialty and research community of Australia and New Zealand in its pursuit of safe, high-quality care.

Following an extensive review and search process, the ASA is confident that Professor Philip Peyton is immensely qualified to lead Anaesthesia & Intensive Care. With an MD and PhD, Professor Peyton brings over 30 years of experience as an Australian anaesthetist and researcher. He has significantly contributed to anaesthetic physiology, pharmacology, and perioperative medicine through his research, boasting over 150 peer-reviewed publications and more than 6,000 citations. Professor Peyton dedication to the journal’s role in fostering academic development is evident in his past roles, including his honorary appointment as a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and his tenure as Head of Research in the Department of Anaesthesia at Austin Health, Melbourne.

Professor Peyton has impressed the ASA with his extensive publication experience and vision for the future of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care. The ASA is excited to support him in building upon the journal’s over fifty-year history, ensuring its continued growth and impact in the field of anaesthesia.

The ASA also thanks the interview panel, comprising Professor David Story, Professor Kate Leslie AO, Dr Andrew Miller, supported by Dr Matthew Fisher (CEO), and Noel Rowland from Brown & Chase, for their role in this process and appointment.

Dr Mark Sinclair


Australian Society of Anaesthetists