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Critical Care

Intensive Care

Under the clinical direction of Dr Duncan Young and Dr Peter Watkinson, the Critical Care Research Group undertakes research projects to identify early patient deterioration and long-term clinical outcomes of patients who have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Critical and Intensive Care Research Team

Duncan Young

Intensive Care / Anaesthetics Consultant

Dr Duncan Young is a Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care. He combines his NHS clinical duties with his interest in research and has designed and run several multicentre studies that focus primarily on the critically ill patient.

Peter Watkinson

Intensive Care / Medical Consultant

Dr Peter Watkinson is an NHS Consultant in Intensive Care and Acute Medicine and has a particular interest in electronic monitoring and recognition of the deteriorating patient.

Julie Darbyshire

Research Programme Manager

Julie is the Research Programme Manager for the Critical Care Research Group.

Her personal academic interests focus on patient oriented improvements to healthcare, public understanding of research and the importance of publishing trial results for the lay audience.

Judith Bishop

Study Co-ordinator

Judith is the co-ordinator for the ICON study which is a national multi-centre study investigating the mental health of Intensive Care patients up to two years after they have been treated.

Breda Lynch and Soubera Rymell

Research Nurses

Breda and Soubera all work on Biomedical Research Council funded studies which are run in collaboration with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Their primary role is to recruit and retain patients to the studies and to ensure that all data is collected and entered into the trial systems.

Marco Pimentel

Research Assistant

Marco is a Research Assistant for the PICRAM study. He is affiliated to the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and his work focuses on database linkage and data processing.

Emma Jeffs

Research Support Assistant

Emma is a registered nurse from Australia currently working with us recruiting patients to our studies based in the Intensive Care Unit.

Victoria Trubody

DPhil Student

Victoria is a junior doctor researching heart abnormalities which occur as a result of critical illness.

David Vallance

Research Nurse

David works across both the CLRN critical care portfolio and the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre funded OUH project developing electronic capture for vital signs monitoring.

Sarah Vollam

Research Assistant

Sarah is the Research Assistant for the Critical Care Research Group. Currently her work focusses on post-ICU care pathways with a particular interest in early identification of deterioration.

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