Visitors and Affiliates

Current Visitors

  Dr Shuji Okahara MD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2019

Shuji is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the ANZIC-RC. He is conducting a research project entitled "Exploration of potential lung donor pool and graft outcomes in Victoria" under the supervision of Professors Gregory Snell and David Pilcher. In Japan, he worked at Okayama University Hospital as an anaesthesiologist and intensivist, and he was in charge of perioperative lung transplantation management. Shuji obtained his MD from the Faculty of Medicine in 2007, and his PhD from Okayama University's Doctor’s Course in Biophysiological Science in 2018.

  Ms Eveline Wiegers BMedSc MSc(ClinEpi)
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2019

Eveline is a visiting PhD scholar at the ANZIC-RC. Her research focuses on the management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients in the ICU. At ANZIC-RC, she will be working on a comparison of the CENTER-TBI Study with the OzENTER-TBI Study, under the supervision of Professor Jamie Cooper. Another major focus of her current work is to compare methodological approaches in Critical Care Research. Eveline obtained her BSc in Medicine, and her MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2020, she will be starting clinical rotations to obtain her MD.

Previous Visitors

Dr Tomoko Fujii

Dr Tomoko Fujii MD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2018

Tomoko was a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the ANZIC-RC in 2018, and is now a Senior Research Fellow at the ANZIC-RC. She is co-managing a phase II multicentre randomised controlled trial of metabolic support in patients with septic shock, under the supervision of Professors Rinaldo Bellomo and Andrew Udy. In Japan, Tomoko was a Research Fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. She obtained her MD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2007. In 2016, Tomoko was presented with the Best Investigator Award at Kyoto University for the Master of Clinical Research. She has been an invited speaker at international meetings including the Annual Conference of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).
Photo of Professor Rob SladenProfessor Robert Sladen MBChB MRCP(UK) FRCPC FCCM
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2017

Rob worked at the ANZIC-RC from March to April 2017. Rob is the Allen Hyman Emeritus Professor of Critical Care Anesthesiology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York.
Photo of Professor Kathy RowanProfessor Kathryn Rowan PhD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2013 and 2015

Kathy worked at the ANZIC-RC as Professor of Intensive Care Research from September to December 2015, while on sabbatical from her role at the UK Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC). While on a previous sabbatical, Kathy visited the ANZIC-RC in November/December 2013. Kathy established the UK ICNARC in 1994. ICNARC facilitates enhancements in critical care organisation and practice, through a broad programme of audit/research which aims to improve critical care and the experiences and outcomes of critical care. ICNARC also co-ordinates national clinical audits and a wide portfolio of methodological and evaluative research. Until end-2013, Kathy was the Director of ICNARC for 20 years and is now ICNARC's Director of Scientific and Strategic Development; she also remains Director of the Clinical Trials Unit. She is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and in the Division of Research Strategy, University College London.
Theodore Jack IwashynaProfessor Theodore "Jack" Iwashyna MD PhD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2015

Jack was a Visiting Researcher at the ANZIC-RC in 2015 while he was on sabbatical from his role as Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program; Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, and Research Scientist, VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research in the USA. Jack is a critical care physician and health services researcher bringing the tools of social science and outcomes research to improve the care of patients with critical illnesses. A major focus of his current work is to define the experience of survivorship after critical illness, particularly severe sepsis and after in-hospital cardiac arrest. He is also interested in understanding how to reliably measure hospital's contribution to survivorship.

Photo of Dr Aude GarneroDr Aude Garnero MD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2013-2014

Aude was a Visiting Researcher at the ANZIC-RC from 2013 to 2014. She worked on clinical studies in mechanically ventilated intensive care patients, specifically on studies that focused on patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) using recruitment manoeuvres to promote alveolar recruitment leading to increased lung volume, in order to prevent repetitive opening and closing of unstable lung units. The research projects were conducted in collaboration with Sainte Musse Hospital - Toulon, France. Aude is a French specialist fellow in the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Sainte Musse, Toulon, France. Her research interests include mechanical ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, lung disease, ARDS, and infectious diseases.

Photo of Dr Matthieu SchmidtDr Matthieu Schmidt MD AdvMSc(RespPhys)
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2013-2014

Matthieu was a Visiting Researcher at the ANZIC-RC from 2013 to 2014. Matthieu is an intensive care specialist in the Service de Réanimation Médicale, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition (iCAN), Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, France. His qualifications include an Advanced Master's degree in Respiratory Physiology (2009), a Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasonography (2010) and a Diploma in Artificial Ventilation (2008). For three years Dr Schmidt worked as an intensive care registrar in the medical intensive care units in La Pitié Salpêtrière hospital in Paris led by Pr Jean Chastre, Pr Alain Combes and Pr Thomas Similowski. He is a member of the French Speaking Society of Intensive Care (SRLF) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). Dr Schmidt's research interests include patient-ventilator interaction and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, with >30 papers published in international refereed journals and 4 book chapters on these topics.

Photo of Gilles CapellierProfessor Gilles Capellier MD MSc PhD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2011-2012

Gilles was a Visiting Researcher at the ANZIC-RC for one year (2011-2012) when he was on sabbatical from the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France where he runs a critical care and emergency department, is a member of the Board of the Medical Faculty, and a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine. His qualifications include an MD; certification as a Critical Care Physician from the Hôpital Claude Bernard, Paris; a Master of Science degree in Respiratory and Circulatory Physiology and Pathophysiology (Thesis title: Pulmonary neutrophils accumulation during peritonitis induced by cecal ligation and perforation); and a PhD (Thesis title: Pulmonary oxygen toxicity - demonstration of clinical and experimental tolerance). Gilles' main research foci are Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), oxygen toxicity tolerance, and ICU management of ARDS including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is also interested in ICU organisation and quality-safety in care. His experience includes a year as a Clinical Fellow and a Clinical Research Fellow at the Toronto General Hospital, Canada. Gilles spent his year in Australia working half time on research and half time in clinical work at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
Photo of Guillaume Carteaux Dr Guillaume Carteaux MD AdvMSc(RespPhys) MSc(Bact) MSc(Immun)
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2010-2011

Will was a Visiting Researcher at the ANZIC-RC for one year (2010-2011). His qualifications included an MD from the Université Paris Descartes (Thesis title: Hemoptysis of non-tuberculous bacterial origin), Master of Science degrees in Immunology (2000) and Bacteriology (2007), and an Advanced Master of Science degree in Respiratory Physiology (2009). In 2009 he also completed a Diploma in Artificial Ventilation under the supervision of Professor Laurent Brochard, Université Paris-Est. During his studies, Will worked for 3 months in the Togolese Republic in West Africa. He completed his Residency in Pneumology (Respiratory Care) and Intensive Care Medicine in Paris. From 2007 to 2009 he worked as a Research Fellow on physiological and clinical studies concerning mechanical ventilation in the Respiratory Team led by Professor Laurent Brochard at the Intensive Care Unit of the Henri Mondor Hospital, Université Paris-Est, within the INSERM Unit 955 (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) (National Institute of Health and Medical Research), Créteil, France. He is a member of the Société de Réanimation de Langue Française (SRLF) (French Speaking Society of Intensive Care) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). Will's year at the ANZIC-RC was made possible by research grant funding from the following organisations: 1. Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (SPLF) (French Society of Respiratory Care) from the Fonds de Dotation "Recherche en Santé Respiratoire "; 2. Collège des Enseignants de Pneumologie (College of Pneumology Teachers); and 3. PhD Grant from the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) (Foundation for Medical Research). During his year at the ANZIC-RC he was working on his PhD thesis entitled "Patient-ventilator interactions during assisted mechanical ventilation ". Will returned to Paris to take up a position as a Senior Specialist Intensivist.

Affiliates

Lizzie Hudson  Ms Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hudson BBiomed

Lizzie completed her medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 2018, and previously completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the same university. She is currently based in New South Wales. Lizzie is involved in ANZIC-RC research into vitamin C therapy in critically ill patients.

  Dr Virginia Newcombe

Virginia is an HF/AMS Clinician Scientist Fellow who works in the Division of Anaesthesia and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre at Cambridge University, UK. Her research focuses on the use of MR imaging as a biomarker in traumatic brain injury (TBI). She is particularly interested in prediction of outcome after TBI and how acute management influences the long-term outcomes of patients. Her projects, which are based in the Emergency Department and Neurosciences Critical Care Unit, encompass the entire spectrum of TBI from mild to severe.
  Mr Alexis Poole BNursing GradDipICUNsg GCNSRetrv RN

Alex job shares the role of Intensive Care Research Manager at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, is Project Manager of the LUCID study, and was a Project Officer on the ANZIC-RC's TARGET Nutrition study. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing Science with first class honours, graduate diploma of critical care, and graduate certificate of aero medical retrievals. He has been working in clinical research since 2009 in both Intensive Care and Infectious Diseases, and has extensive experience in the management of clinical trials. Alex has been invited to present at the ANZICS Intensive Care Research Coordinators Interest Group (IRCIG) workshops. He is also an Affiliate Lecturer in the Discipline of Acute Care, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Science at the University of Adelaide. Alex is a member of several Management Committees for ANZICS-CTG endorsed clinical trials including REVISE and LUCID. His research interest includes nutrition delivery and blood glucose management in critically ill patients.

  Ms Liadain Reid DNS BNS(Hons) PGrad(IntCareNurs) MPH

Liadain has 18 years nursing experience, 13 years of those working in intensive care. She worked at the Alfred hospital intensive care unit for 6 years in various roles such as clinical nurse specialist, associate nurse unit manager and trainer for the electronic medical record system. In 2017, she completed a Master in Public Health (MPH) with a focus on research. Following completion of her MPH, Liadain commenced as a research assistant with Monash University on the Pre-hospital Anti-fibrinolytics for Traumatic Coagulopathy and Haemorrhage (PATCH) study, ICU-ROX study and long-term follow-ups for the Erythropoietin in Traumatic Brain Injury (EPO-TBI) Trial. From November 2018 to July 2019, Liadain was the project manager for the BLENDER trial.

Professor Kathy RowanProfessor Kathryn Rowan PhD

Kathy worked at the ANZIC-RC as Professor of Intensive Care Research from September to December 2015, while on sabbatical from her role at the UK Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC). While on a previous sabbatical, Kathy visited the ANZIC-RC in November/December 2013. Kathy established the UK ICNARC in 1994. ICNARC facilitates enhancements in critical care organisation and practice, through a broad programme of audit/research which aims to improve critical care and the experiences and outcomes of critical care. ICNARC also co-ordinates national clinical audits and a wide portfolio of methodological and evaluative research. Until end-2013, Kathy was the Director of ICNARC for 20 years and is now ICNARC's Director of Scientific and Strategic Development; she also remains Director of the Clinical Trials Unit. She is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and in the Division of Research Strategy, University College London.
Photo of Professor Rob SladenProfessor Robert Sladen MBChB MRCP(UK) FRCPC FCCM

Rob worked at the ANZIC-RC from March to April 2017. Rob is the Allen Hyman Emeritus Professor of Critical Care Anesthesiology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York.
  Ms Meredith Young BN GCert(IntCareNurs) MPH RN

Meredith was an ANZIC-RC Project Manager for the ICU-Recovery and PHARLAP studies. She is now the Research Manager in the Department of Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital. Meredith completed her Master's degree in Public Health in 2012.