Professor Britta Regli-Von Ungern Sternberg MD, PhD, DEAA, FANZCA

Professor Britta Regli-Von Ungern Sternberg MD, PhD, DEAA, FANZCA


Professor Britta Regli-Von Ungern Sternberg holds foundation chair of paediatric anaesthesia at the University of Western Australia, the first of its kind in Australasia and is a specialist paediatric anaesthetist at Perth Children’s Hospital, where she also leads the perioperative medicine team.

She leads the most active paediatric anaesthesia research program in Australasia, which is also an internationally leading program focusing on continuously driving improvements in the safety and quality of care along the perioperative pathway. Her research team is strengthened by a multidisciplinary composition that includes anaesthetists, surgeons, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, engineers, scientists, statisticians and health economists across multiple medical and academic institutions. These diverse clinical networks provide strong evidence for immediate translation and implementation into tangible health benefits for young Australians.

Professor Regli-Von Ungern Sternberg’s main research interests relate to prediction and prevention of respiratory complications in paediatric anaesthesia, lung function changes during anaesthesia, the evaluation of different airway devices, and the impact of anaesthesia on children’s neurodevelopment in early life.

Britta was appointed to the Clinical Senate of Western Australia (2020-2022) and sits on the Scientific Advisory Safety Committee of the Child and Adolescent Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee. She is a member of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network Executive, a member of the ANZCA Research Committee, and sits on the Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia Research Committee. She is a section editor and editorial advisory board member for the journal Pediatric Anesthesia.

Last updated 12:12 15.07.2022