Research In Intensive Care

Oxford has many outstanding research training opportunities for trainees in intensive care medicine. There is a well-established NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship training programme as well as many different collaborations between the University of Oxford and the regions hospitals.

What research is going on?

Professor Duncan Young and Professor Peter Watkinson undertake large-scale research projects to identify early patient deterioration and long-term outcomes of patients who have survived intensive care. The Critical Care Research Group based at the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research & Education group has secured >£10m of research funding in the last five years. The group has strong links with Professor Lionel Tarassenko at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and are developing novel non-contact vital sign monitoring technology.

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Dr Stuart McKechnie is the Lead Principal Investigator for a number of NIHR portfolio studies and has strong links with Professor Peter Robbins in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (DPAG) and Professor Simon Stanworth in NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). Research interests with these groups include cardiometabolic and metabolic responses to hypoxia and critical illness, coagulopathy in critical illness, improving transfusion practice through systematic reviews and multicenter RCTs.

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Professor Kyle Pattinson leads the Oxford Subarachnoid Haemorrhage and Breathe Oxford research groups. The focus of the research is using novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques to quantify cerebral perfusion at tissue level and investigate the neural processes underlying breathlessness. 

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Professor Julian Knight lead a research group investigating genetics and genomic analysis in patients with sepsis as part of the UK Genomics Advance in Sepsis (GAinS) study. 

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