Dr Pierce is a Fellow of the College, and is a Cardiac Anaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton. He has been the Environmental Adviser to the President since 2013 when the role was created, alongside his longstanding role as a College Examiner.
Dr Pierce is involved with national initiatives in UK relating to sustainability and perioperative medicine and care pathways, and he has published on a wide range of subjects relating to the environmental impact of anaesthesia.
Since the role of Environmental Advisor to the President was created, it has evolved to include education activities and fostering links with other environmental and medical organisations. This includes: the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare; the Sustainable Development Unit, the UK Health Alliance for Climate Change where he is a Council member; Healthcare without Harm (Europe); the Association of Anaesthetists Environment and Sustainability Committee where he is the College representative; and up to 2018, the College representative on the British Lung Foundation’s ‘Taskforce for Lung Health’.
Dr Pierce has worked tirelessly with College committee members to incorporate sustainability into both the curriculum review and GPAS.
In his role as Environmental Advisor to the President, Dr Pierce has given a range of presentations at UK and international conferences.