Professor Victoria Eley

Mayne Professor and Head of Mayne A

Medical School (Office & AME)
Faculty of Medicine


Professor Eley obtained her medical degree at The University of Tasmania in 1999 and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2006, after being awarded the Cecil Gray prize for the Final Examination. She has worked as a Staff Specialist in anaesthesia at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) since 2007, providing adult and obstetric anaesthesia clinical services. In 2017 she completed her PhD with The University of Queensland, in the area of obstetric anaesthesia. She has a clinical and research interest in optimising the anaesthesia care of patients with obesity, in obstetric and non-obstetric anaesthesia. Professor Eley is currently undertaking a Metro North Clinican Research Fellowship exploring the influence of perioperative antibiotics on the maternal and neonatal microbiome. She is currently focused on expanding the growing research activity within the Department of Anaesthesia of Perioperative Care at the RBWH and across Metro North Health. As the Professor of the Mayne Academy of Critical Care, she is oversees the teaching of the Critical Care curriculum for UQ medical students.

Research Interests

  • Obstetric anaesthesia
  • Maternal obesity
  • Quality assurance
  • Evidence based clinical practice
  • Perioperative blood pressure measurement
  • Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours), University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor, University of Tasmania


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  • Eley, Victoria A., Guy, Louis, Woods, Christine, Llewellyn, Stacey and Van Zundert, Andre A. J. (2023). Transcutaneous carbon dioxide measurements in anesthetized apneic patients with BMI > 35 kg/m2. Journal of Anesthesia, 37 (6), 971-975. doi: 10.1007/s00540-023-03263-8

  • Eley, Victoria A, Culwick, Martin D and Dennis, Alicia T (2023). Analysis of anaesthesia incidents during caesarean section reported to webAIRS between 2009 and 2022. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 51 (6), 391-399. doi: 10.1177/0310057x231196915

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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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