The Critical Care Research Group undertakes a programme of research which focuses on the identification of early patient deterioration and long-term clinical outcomes of patients who have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. The research team has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and designs mixed methods projects to enable a breadth of research questions to be addressed.
The team also has a long standing collaboration with the Instituteof Biomedical Engineeringand, as part of the NIHR Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU), shares facilities with the NDORMS trauma research team who are also based at the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research & Education.
Recent and current studies include the TracMan trial which was the world’s largest trial on the timing of tracheostomies; OSCAR, an HTA funded trial to study high frequency ventilation in patients with ARDS; ICON, the world’s largest study of quality of life and functional outcome in survivors of critical illness; PICRAM, a trial looking to develop personalised algorithms for monitoring hospital inpatients through wireless, wearable devices; CALMS which aims to improve the management of patients after abdominal surgery; and a local study looking at heart impairment related to critical illness.
|Dr Duncan Young – Chief Investigator||Jennifer Richards - Research Support Assistant|
|Dr Peter Watkinson – Chief Investigator||David Vallance – Research Nurse|
|Julie Darbyshire – Critical Care Research Programme Manager||Julia Knight – Research Nurse|
|Sam Brown – Research Data Programmer||Debbie Evans – Research Nurse|
|Sarah Vollam – Critical Care Research Assistant||Breda Lynch – Research Nurse|
|Judith Bishop – ICON Study Co-ordinator||Victoria Trubody – DPhil student|
|Nicola Blakey – Research Study Co-ordinator||Lynn Hutchings – DPhil student|
|Emma Henderson – Research Study Co-ordinator|