Prof Sandra Peake is Director of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. She is currently the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG) Committee. She was an examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine for 12 years and has previously held positions as Chair of ANZICS (SA), Chair of the CICM (SA), Chair of the ANZICS Abstract Review Committee and Chair of the Intensive Care Foundation Scientific Committee.
Prof Peake is currently CIA for the NHMRC-funded, ANZICS CTG-endorsed Australasian Resuscitation In Sepsis Evaluation – Fluids (ARISE-Fluids) multi-centre trial of fluids versus early vasopressors in sepsis. She was previously Chair of the Management Committee for the ARISE EGDT Trial published in NEJM and Co-Chair of the NHMRC-funded, ANZICS CTG Endorsed multicentre trial of optimal calorie delivery in the critically ill (The Augmented versus Routine approach to Giving Energy Trial; TARGET), also published in NEJM. She has 180 publications and has been awarded over 23 million in NHMRC and MRFF Funding in the last 5 years.
Clin A/Prof Craig French is a specialist Intensive Care Physician and Anaesthetist. He is the Director of Intensive Care at Western Health, Melbourne Australia, a Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne, and the Immediate Past Chair of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. His primary interests are multicentre clinical research, clinical ethics, and guideline development.
Dr Manoj Saxena completed undergraduate training in England (University of London and Cambridge), before moving to Sydney to complete training in General Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine (Concord and St. George Hospitals). After completing training, he additionally undertook a 2-year Fellowship at the Western General Hospital (Edinburgh, Scotland).
Manoj currently works as an Intensive Care Physician at St. George Hospital (University of New South Wales) and is a Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. He is completing a PhD on the subject of normothermia for acute brain injury and has developed a research program focused on therapeutic thermal regulation for critically ill patients with acute brain injury and sepsis. Other research areas include fluid resuscitation, early mobility, outcome measurement and registries/data linkage.
Intensive Care Physician, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, St. George Hospital Clinical School, University of New South Wales
Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health
Prof Andrew Udy is a full-time intensive care clinician and researcher at The Alfred ICU, Melbourne, Victoria. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of Auckland, followed by ICU training in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Australia. After award of Fellowship, Andrew worked as a consultant for many years in Queensland, while also completing a PhD in antibiotic pharmacokinetics (University of Queensland). His major academic interests include optimised drug prescribing in the critically ill, haemodynamic management in severe sepsis, acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy, management of subarachnoid haemorrhage, and critical care nutrition. Andrew is also a keen educator; instructing on BASIC, ALS, ECMO and EMST courses, and is Deputy Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee (VRC), College of Intensive Care Medicine. Andrew is Co-Deputy Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Monash University.
Adam is an Intensivist with research interests including pragmatic clinical trials, nutrition, glucose metabolism and outcomes from critical illness.
He currently serves as Senior Staff Specialist, Head of Intensive Care Unit Research, and Deputy Director Intensive Care Unit at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Adam currently holds a Career Development Fellowship (Level 2 clinical) with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Adam collaborates with the Department of Critical Care at the University of Melbourne, where he is the Graduate Research Coordinator. He is also lead of the Clinical Trials Node at the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health Research Hub (MISCH) that is located at the University of Melbourne.
Anthony is a Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is currently a Professorial Fellow in the Division of Critical Care at the George Institute for Global Health, also holding appointments as Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and an adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Health at Monash University. He maintains a clinical role as Senior Staff Specialist in the Malcolm Fisher Department of Intensive Care Medicine at The Royal North Shore Hospital.
Dr Bihari is a senior ICU consultant within Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) working at Flinders Medical Centre, ICU and Associate Professor with College of Medicine and Public health at Flinders University. After his MD and intensive care training (FCICM) he completed his PhD and was the recipient of Vice Chancellor award for Thesis excellence and early career research excellence. He has published over 110 peer review articles and 4 book chapters. He has recently completed Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU) (Critical Care). He has been the recipient of many research grants (including NHMRC fellowship and ideas grant) and regularly reviews for College of Intensive Care Medicine research projects. He is also an examiner for the part II fellowship examination. He is currently supervising/co-supervising a number of intensive care trainees and higher degrees students.
He has been an avid supporter of the ANZICS CTG and the Society’s research, and educational activities. Testimony to his commitment to society’s research activities include initiatives such as conception of CTG pre-clinical research interest group and facilitating its annual meeting, and facilitating several CTG research studies in his hospital on an ongoing basis.
Dr Mahesh Ramanan is a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at The Prince Charles and Caboolture Hospitals, QLD, Australia. Mahesh is currently pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Prof Balasubramanian Venkatesh investigating the evolution of trials methodology and recruitment challenges in critical care clinical trials. Mahesh is the current Chair of the Queensland Critical Care Research Network, through which he aims to bring pragmatic bedside clinical research to peripheral, non-tertiary hospitals which have traditionally not played a major role in clinical research. He has academic interests in the use of electronic health records in clinical research, the IT/clinical interface, fluids in the ICU and long-term outcomes of critical illness.
Dr Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid is a full-time intensive care specialist and researcher at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Intensive Care Unit. She completed her postgraduate training in Intensive Care Medicine in 2015 and successfully qualified for her PhD, examining long-term outcomes in survivors of critical illness and interaction with glucose metabolism, in 2021. Dr Ali Abdelhamid has specific expertise in complex physiological studies of critical illness, clinical trial design, and long-term functional outcome assessment in survivors of critical illness. She is a Board and Executive member of ANZICS, the Victorian representative to the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG) Committee and an Executive member of the Department of Critical Care at the University of Melbourne.
Specialist Intensivist, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Honorary Senior Fellow, Department of Critical Care, University of Melbourne
MD, FCICM, EDIC, Anaesthesia FMH, Intensive Care FMH, Intensive Care Physician
Adrian Regli is an intensive care physician at the Fiona Stanley Hospital and the Saint John of God Murdoch Hospital, Perth. He trained in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia in Switzerland and is a Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He has been involved in animal experiments and clinical studies for over 20 years and completed a PhD in ventilation in the setting of intra-abdominal hypertension at the University of Western Australia. He is the head of research at the Intensive Care Unit at the Saint John of God Murdoch Hospital. He also oversees the teaching and placement of Notre Dame University medical students at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Toby is an intensive care and anaesthetic specialist at Christchurch hospital department of intensive care.
Toby graduated from the University of Bristol with a masters in organic chemistry in 2000 before going on to graduate from the same university in medicine in 2006 . He began his training in anaesthesia and intensive care in Bath, UK in 2010; completing his training in Christchurch. He gained FANZCA in 2017 and FCICM in 2020. He undertook a fellowship in cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care in Auckland in 2017. He returned to work in Christchurch in 2018.
Since 2021 he has held a position on the ANZ intensive Care Foundation board as the director for New Zealand.
Toby has been involved with and lead several observational studies within intensive care in Christchurch and Auckland. He has published works within general medicine. His research interests include sub-arachnoid haemorrhage, invasive ventilation, peri-operative care and the impact or right ventricular dysfunction in ICU patients. Beyond medicine his interests revolve around sport, particularly those involving hill climbing on foot or by bike; as well as supporting the current resurgence of vinyl as a music medium.
Ms Samantha BatesIRCIG Representative, ANZICS CTG Committee (Chair, IRCIG Executive)
Ms Samantha Bates is the current Research Manager for the Department of Intensive Care, Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine at Western Health and Chair of IRCiG. Samantha manages all research trials for both the Footscray & Sunshine Hospital ICU’s, as well as all Anaesthesia research trials that recruit across any of the four Western Health Hospitals. Samantha manages three other part-time research coordinators, and a full-time research intern student. The extension of Samantha’s job role into Anaesthesia research has been an interesting and rewarding journey (consenting “healthier” pre-operative patients is hugely different to ICU patients!!!). Juggling cross campuses and cross disciplines is certainly challenging and every day at work is never the same… With over 28 trials currently “on the books” Samantha would describe herself as very busy!!
Warwick Butt is a senior consultant of The Royal Children’s Intensive Care Unit in Melbourne Australia. He is Chair of the ANZICS- Paediatric Research Group and also on the on the editorial board of Australian Critical Care and Resuscitation as an Associate Editor and on the editorial board of World Federation of Pediatric Critical Care Societies (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) journal, Canadian Journal of Cardiology and Perfusion. He is also an editorial reviewer of Critical Care Medicine(USA)and Intensive Care Medicine (Europe) and a regular reviewer for the British Journal of Anaesthesia. He has had over 350 scientific communications including 50 editorials, invited reviews and Chapters in textbooks. Warwick has been an invited lecturer at adult and paediatric world congresses in general and cardiac critical care, anaesthesia and cardiology. His major research interests include the short and long term outcome of PICU and the use of extracorporeal technology in critical illness.
David is an Intensive Care Specialist at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. His interests include ICU performance monitoring, severity of illness assessment, organ donation, lung transplantation and ECMO. He trained in respiratory, general and intensive care medicine in the United Kingdom and Australia.
He is the Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE). He is a medical advisor to DonateLife in Victoria. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, and Clinical Lead for the Safer Care Victoria Critical Care Clinical Network.
He has co-authored 300 publications including papers in New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association, has written six book chapters, supervised eight PhD students and received over $20 million in competitive and government grants since 2000 but what he really enjoys doing when not in the ICU, is burying himself in a spreadsheet with biostatisticians, data scientists and clinicians.
Kimberley Haines is an early career researcher and the Physiotherapy Research Lead and Senior Critical Care Physiotherapist at Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria. Kimberley holds an honorary clinical associate professor appointment in the Department of Critical Care, School of Medicine, at The University of Melbourne.
Kimberley’s PhD research focused on measuring ICU patient and family-reported outcomes and her post-doctoral research program is focused on designing interventions to support critical care recovery. She has led an international qualitative research program for the US Society of Critical Care Medicine on patient and family experiences of ICU recovery and follow-up programs.
In 2021, she was awarded a NHMRC Investigator Grant, Emerging Leader Level 1, to continue her post-doctoral research in ICU recovery using novel consumer-engaged methods to develop and test promising interventions such as peer support via telehealth.
Dr Emily SeeANZICS CTG Trainee Representative, ANZICS CTG Committee
Dr Emily See is an Intensive Care Fellow at Austin Health, a Nephrologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Critical Care, University of Melbourne. She holds a Master of Evidence-Based Health Care (Medical Statistics) degree from the University of Oxford and is completing a PhD examining the long-term sequelae of acute kidney injury. Her clinical and research interests centre around acute kidney injury, continuous renal replacement therapy, and care of the critically ill transplant or dialysis patient.
Dr See is the trainee representative on the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group Committee. She is also a member of the Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment Guidelines Steering Committee, the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry Haemodialysis Working Group, the Quality Indicators and Registries Sub-Committee of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, and the Nephrology Curriculum Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.