Kathy is Director of Scientific & Strategic Development and Clinical Trials Unit Director at the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) and honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In 1994, following her PhD from the University of Oxford, Kathy founded ICNARC as a not-for-profit organisation to facilitate improvements in critical care – for patients and for those who care for them. ICNARC conducts audit and research, nationally and internationally and its database serves as a resource for epidemiology of critical illness and as a platform for randomised clinical trials – informing policy and practice of critical care within the NHS. In 2004, Kathy was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists as a mark of distinction for her significant contribution to critical care. Kathy is on the Executive of the International Forum for Acute Care Trialists and the Council of the International Sepsis Forum.