Visitors and Affiliates


  Dr Shuji Okahara MD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2019-2020

Shuji was a visiting researcher at the ANZIC-RC 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 is an anaesthesiologist and intensivist at Okayama University Hospital, and is 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.

  Dr Katsunori Mochizuki MD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2019-2020

Katsunori was a visiting researcher at the ANZIC-RC conducting an international epidemiological study on metabolic acidosis among critically ill patients, under the supervision of professors Rinaldo Bellomo and David Pilcher. He is a Senior Assistant Professor of the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan, and an emergency physician as well as an intensivist at the Shinshu University Hospital. He obtained his PhD from Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine in 2014.

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

Eveline was a visiting PhD scholar at the ANZIC-RC in 2019. Her research focuses on the management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients in the ICU. At ANZIC-RC, she worked 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 was 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. Her PhD was conferred in 2021.

Dr Tomoko Fujii  Dr Tomoko Fujii MD PhD
ANZIC-RC Visiting Researcher 2018

Tomoko was a visiting researcher in 2018, and a Senior Research Fellow in 2019/2020 at the ANZIC-RC. She co-managed 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 (Fujii et al, JAMA 2020). 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) and the World Congress of Intensive Care. Dr Fujii returned to Japan to take up an appointment in an ICU in Tokyo.

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.


  Prof Adrian Barnett BSc(Hons) PhD AStat FASSA

Professor Adrian Barnett is a statistician known for his work in health and medical research and on improving the application of statistical methods. He was the president of the Statistical Society of Australia from 2018 to 2020. He has published two statistical textbooks and over 280 peer reviewed papers. His publications have been cited over 23,000 times and his research has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Time, ABC and BBC.

  Dr Naomi Hammond RN BN MN(CritCare) MPH(with Merit) PhD

Dr Naomi Hammond is the Operations Lead and Senior Research Fellow in the Critical Care Division at The George Institute for Global Health. She also works part-time as the Intensive Care Clinical Research Manager at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. Naomi holds several other appointments including NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow; Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales; Vice-Chair of the ANZICS-CTG Intensive Care Research Coordinator Interest Group; and Senior Research Fellow with the Australian Sepsis Network. Naomi is a clinical nurse researcher. She has been successful at attracting scholarships, awards and grants and has published widely in a few key areas of critical care with more than 70 papers published in peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, and Australian Critical Care. Naomi’s main research interests include fluid resuscitation, sepsis, fever management, knowledge translation and implementation research, health economics, and long-term outcomes post critical illness. Naomi collaborates on several projects with the ANZICS-RC academics.

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.

  A/Professor Stuart Lane

Associate Professor Lane is coordinator of clinical studies, chair of the Ethics Law and Professionalism teaching theme for the Sydney Medical Program, and a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Nepean Hospital. He has a decorated record for teaching, being awarded multiple awards for teaching excellence at National, State, and Faculty levels. His primary research interest is phenomenological analysis of human experience. He has implemented the first Intensive Care Unit follow-up clinic in NSW, developing knowledge and theory to optimise patient experience and management whilst they are in the ICU and beyond. He is also a keen ocean swimmer, and in 2017 he swam the English Channel, raising $12500 to assist research into chronic critical illness.​

  Ms Kylie Lange BSc(Hons)

Kylie is the biostatistician in the Centre of Research Excellence in Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health at The University of Adelaide. She collaborates on clinical research in the areas of nutrition, critical illness, diabetes, obesity and ageing, with expertise in the design, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials. She was trial statistician and member of the Management Committee for the ANZICS-CTG endorsed TARGET trial.

  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.

  Dr Praba Sekhar

Praba graduated with a medical degree from Monash University in 2020, and now works as a doctor in New South Wales.  Her ANZIC-RC research currently involves systematic reviews, as well as accessing databases to conduct retrospective analyses. Praba is also affiliated with Cochrane Australia, and recently had a first-author paper on "Mindfulness-based psychological interventions for improving mental well-being in medical students and junior doctors". She has a keen interest in critical care medicine, and wants to pursue a career in the field including involvement with clinical trials.

  Assistant Professor Pratik Sinha MB ChB PhD FRCEM FFICM

Pratik is a physician-scientist in Critical Care at Washington University, St. Louis, USA. His interests are in studying molecular biology in critical care syndromes. He uses multidimensional biological and clinical data to find biologically homogeneous subgroups in ARDS and sepsis with a view to developing precision-based care in the ICU. He also has a keen interest in Data Science and uses cutting-edge tools to understand biological data at a population-wide level. Through these novel tools he hopes to improve patient outcomes by matching the right therapies to the right patient at the right time.

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 Janani Sivasuthan BBiomedSc (Hons) MPH

Janani was ANZIC-RC's project manager for the TEAM (Treatment of invasively ventilated adults with Early Activity and Mobilisation) trial from March 2017 to March 2021. Prior to this role, she worked as a Clinical Trial Manager at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where she managed a large number of oncology trials over an extensive period of time. Janani has strong experience in data management and project management of clinical trials from both working in the industry and research institutions. She has a Master of Public Health, specialising in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr Eveline Wiegers BMedSc MSc(ClinEpi) PhD

Eveline was a visiting PhD scholar at the ANZIC-RC in 2019. Her research focuses on the management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients in the ICU. At ANZIC-RC, she worked 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 was 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. Her PhD was conferred in 2021.

  Ms Christina Whitehead RN BN MBioethics

Christina is an experienced research manager in the Intensive Care setting in Australia. She is the Project lead for the Research Co-ordinators Pandemic Project, an International management committee member of the MEGA-ROX trial, and an Investigator for the COVID-Recovery study. Christina has a Master's degree in Bioethics and is a current PhD Candidate with the University of Sydney faculty of medicine and health.


Dr Fumitaka Yanase PhD

In 2021, Fumitaka completed his PhD entitled “Endothelial protection and fluid pharmacokinetics: the impact of Vitamin C, albumin, dexamethasone and fluid temperature” under the supervision of Professors Rinaldo Bellomo and Michael Bailey. He graduated from Tohoku University School of Medicine in Japan and has a background in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. He is an ICU Research Fellow at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.

  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.