I am an academic critical care clinician with a major research portfolio in Health Services Research, specifically pragmatic clinical trials, epidemiology, and quality improvement research. In recent years my focus has increasingly been on large multicentre studies within Scotland, UK-wide, and internationally. Through collaboration with clinical scientists in Edinburgh I have had a key role in recent successful translational research projects bridging the gap between the laboratory and patient.
My particular clinical interests are in blood transfusion related research, sedation technology, and recovery from critical illness, but I am involved in a wide range of key UK portfolio studies relating to critical illness either as co-investigator, recruiting centre, or through steering committee and data monitoring committee roles. My methodological interests focus on outcome measurement for critical care trials, especially the used of mixed methods (combined quantitative and qualitative) approaches. I have a particular interest in complex intervention trial methodology.