Charlotte Summers is an academic critical care physician with a passion for translating basic science into therapies for critically ill patients. She graduated in Biomedical Sciences and Medicine from the University of Southampton, and later undertook a PhD at the University of Cambridge alongside specialist clinical training in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine. Charlotte was later appointed as the UK’s first NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine, and went on to earn a Fulbright All-disciplines Scholar Award and a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship for Clinician Scientists. In 2015, Charlotte returned to Cambridge from the University of California San Francisco. Her current roles include: University Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine; Honorary Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Deputy Director of Clinical Academic Training, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine; Dean, Fellow, and Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine, Selwyn College, Cambridge.