Dr Benjamin Reddi


Graduated from Cambridge University and worked in Edinburgh and Nottingham (Queens Medical Centre) before emigrating to Australia in 2006.

Research: Currently undertaking research into the basic physiology of vascular smooth muscle contraction and platelet function and their derangement in septic shock. These studies involve both human and animal work, translating molecular physiology insights into potential therapeutic strategies. The team uses both functional assays of isolated blood vessel contractility, molecular assays of contractile protein activity patch clamp techniques and whole blood impedance aggregometry. Previous research interests include using systems analysis in the fields of neurobiology (the LATER [linear approach to threshold at ergodic rate] model of decision making) and cardiac physiology (the 'venous excess' model of cardiac function).

Undertook a sabbatical in a specialist cardiothoracic unit in the United Kingdom during 2015, specialising in ECMO.


  • Health Technology Assessment: SA Medicines Evaluation Panel, SA Policy Advisory Committee on Technology, CALHN New Clinical Procedures, Services or Other Interventions Committee
  • Mechanical cardiopulmonary support, echocardiography and advanced heart failure management
  • Basic science research and teaching (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Co-author of the 5th edition of 'Neurophysiology' - Carpenter and Reddi 2012 (Hodder Arnold)