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Elaine Armstrong


Graham Barker

Dr Graham Barker is a Critical Care and Anaesthetics Consultant based in the Adult (JR) and Churchill Hospital critical care areas of Oxford University Hospitals.

Having completed his undergraduate and early postgraduate training in London, Dr Barker completed his critical care and anaesthetic training within Oxfordshire and at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

His areas of interest include management of shock, trans thoracic echocardiography and point of care ultrasound and medical education.

Dr Barker is the current faculty tutor for Intensive Care Medicine and Chair of the British Society of Echocardiography Acute Critical Care (ACCE) section.

Stuart Benham

Stuart graduated from Glasgow University, and trained in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine in West of Scotland and Oxford. He was appointed consultant in 2000 in Oxford.

Stuart has been involved in airway training and airway management in anaesthetics and intensive care. As an anaesthetist he has worked in head and neck cancer anaesthesia for many years and more recently has been very involved in implementing national tracheostomy guidelines across OUH, as lead clinician on the multidisciplinary tracheostomy management group, tasked with implementing the On The Right Trach NCEPOD 2014 recommendations.

He has been involved in postgraduate education for the Thames Valley LETB, mainly as a Foundation Programme Training Director since 2005. He oversaw the introduction of Foundation trainees to the Intensive Care Unit in 2005, and maintains an oversight role for them to this day.

He is a strong believer in the multidisciplinary team, and OUH Intensive Care exemplifies the benefits committed physiotherapists, pharmacists, dietitians and nursing staff can make to improving patients' and relatives' experience and patient outcomes.

Henry Bettinson

Jonathan Chantler

Jonathan graduated from Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital before training in medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care at the Royal Free and Middlesex Hospitals.

He spent a year in Sydney at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia before joining the consultant staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in 2001.

He has held many training roles including Intensive Care Medicine tutor, Training Programme Director for the Oxford Region and Regional Advisor in Intensive Care Medicine. He is currently in his second term as College Tutor for Anaesthesia and is a Honorary Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia (University of Oxford).

As medical lead for the ALERT course he has overseen the training of over 6000 doctors, nurses, medical students and applied health professionals since 2002. The course won the Thames Valley Educator Team award in 2013.

He has an interest in the use of high-fidelity simulation patient-centred medical education and leads the local Intensive Care simulation programme.

Other interests include the theory and practice of ventilation, and he regularly lectures on this subject at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

His interests outside ICM include ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, and anaesthesia, analgesia and enhanced recovery for shoulder, knee, hip and major lower GI surgery.

Claire Colebourn

Claire is a Consultant Medical Intensivist and was appointed as a consultant in Oxford in October 2008. She holds a Masters degree in medical education and has a long track record as an clinical echocardiographer, accredited through the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) in 2009.

In 2009 she established the Oxford Critical Care Echo Fellowship (OCCEF), accrediting senior intensive care trainees in echocardiography and allowing the department to become the UK's leading FICE training centre. She has held posts on the BSE Council and chairs the Accreditation Committee: she is a chief examiner for the BSE.

Claire has published in scientific and education arenas and presented at national conferences: she has run the regional intensive care training programme and held the post of College Tutor for three years.

Claire Colebourn

Peyton Davis

Peyton is a dual qualified as an Emergency Physician and Intensive Care Consultant Specialist. He joined OUH in 2013 as a consultant, having completed his training in the Oxford University PGMDE Deanery, with additional training in Australia and the USA. He also holds a BSc in Virology and MRCS (Eng).

He is the current Clinical Lead for the AICU and CICU groups and Divisional IT Lead for the MRC Division. He holds a MA in Medical Education, and has a specialist interest in trauma and infectious diseases, and is a member of faculty for the Oxford Advanced Trauma Skills Course.

James Day

James is dual qualified as an anaesthetist and intensive care specialist. He joined OUH in 2017 after a year as a senior fellow in ICM at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
He has a strong interest in Critical Care Echocardiography with British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Level 2 Accreditation.

He also has an interest in perioperative care and has a undergraduate degree in physiology and cardio pulmonary exercise testing (CPET). He regularly runs CPET and preoperative echo clinics. Currently he is departmental lead for FICE training.

He also has an interest in management and runs the FICM endorsed Consultant Intensivist Transition (CIT) course.

Oliver Dyar

Oliver was appointed Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Intensive Care in 1993. He has been at various stages College Tutor, Programme Director and Head of School for Anaesthetics.

Currently he applies himself to keeping apace with modern developments in Intensive Care Medicine.

Oliver Dyar

David Garry

David is dual qualified in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics and joined OUH in 2015. He has a strong interest in critical care and pre-operative echocardiography. He has Level 2 Accreditation with the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) and is National Lead for the Level 1 committee.

He has a strong interest in advanced and critical care airway management and integrated IT systems.

David Garry

John Griffiths

Stuart McKechnie

Julian Millo

Julian Millo is an anaesthetist with a special interest in intensive care. He has been the FICM Tutor and was a FFICM examiner.

He is interested the local development of high-dependency care, end of life care, sepsis management and governance, particularly mortality review.

Julian Millo

Jonathan Salmon

Jon Salmon qualified from Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital in 1982.

He spent a long time in the army, where he trained as a general physician and intensivist before moving to Oxford in 1998.

He continues in both disciplines but his main focus is intensive care and intensive care follow-up.

Peter Watkinson

Douglas Wilkinson

Douglas Wilkinson is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Intensive Care, having been appointed to this dual post in 1996.

His interests include:

  • Author and Founder, Primary Trauma Care Foundation
  • Interest in Developing Counties Anaesthesia, having worked with the WHO in the production of several WHO books
  • Clinical Director NDA 2001-2004
  • Surgeon Commander RNR, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and at sea on deployment
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Oxford University (Senior Clinical Research Fellow - 2011-2013 )
  • Associate Fellow - Green Templeton College
  • Olive farming - Good Food Award 2015