Prof Sandra Peake is Director of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, and Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide and an Adjunct Associate 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 has been an examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine for the past 11 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 Chair of the Management Committee for the NHMRC-funded, ANZICS CTG-endorsed Australasian Resuscitation In Sepsis Evaluation (ARISE) multi-centre trial of early resuscitation in sepsis, 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) and a member of the Management Committee for the NHMRC-funded, CTG Endorsed multi-centre SMARRT (Sampling antibiotics in renal replacement therapy) trial.
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.
Dr David Cooper is Research Director in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Medical Co-Director of the Department of Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital in Tasmania. Outside medicine, his interests include flying, hiking, climbing, walking the dog, and raising his four boys. He has recently completed a Masters degree in astronomy and astrophysics and is currently exploring PhD opportunities in a related field. Current research interests include the utility of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of cutaneous soft-tissue radiation injury, frostbite, circadian rhythm disturbance in ICU, physiological challenges to reproduction in Space, and meteorite impact structures in outback Australia.
A/Prof Winston Cheung is a Senior Staff Specialist in the Intensive Care Unit at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor with the Sydney Medical School – Concord, University of Sydney.
He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, is a fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Winston is a proponent of evidence-based health policy, and his main research interests centre round the evaluation of health systems and health policy in relation to the provision of critical care services.
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!!