Dr Matthieu Schmidt MD AdvMSc(RespPhys)
Visiting Researcher, ANZIC-RC
Matthieu is a Visiting Researcher at the ANZIC-RC. He is a French intensive care specialist who has further qualifications in respiratory physiology and mechanical ventilation. His qualifications include an Advanced Master's of Respiratory Physiology (2009), a Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasonography (2010) and a Diploma in Artificial Ventilation (2008). For three years Matthieu worked as an intensive care registrar in the medical intensive care units in La Pitié Salpêtrière hospital in Paris led by Pr Jean Chastre, Pr Alain Combes and Pr Thomas Similowski. Matthieu is a member of the French Speaking Society of Intensive Care (SRLF) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). His research interests include patient-ventilator interaction and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, with 15 papers published in international refereed journals on these topics.
Professor Gilles Capellier MD MSc PhD
Visitor, ANZIC-RC, 2011-2012
Gilles was a Visitor at the ANZIC-RC for one year (2011-2012) when he was on sabbatical from the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France where he runs a critical care and emergency department, is a member of the Board of the Medical Faculty, and a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine. His qualifications include an MD; certification as a Critical Care Physician from the Hôpital Claude Bernard, Paris; a Master of Science degree in Respiratory and Circulatory Physiology and Pathophysiology (Thesis title: Pulmonary neutrophils accumulation during peritonitis induced by cecal ligation and perforation); and a PhD (Thesis title: Pulmonary oxygen toxicity - demonstration of clinical and experimental tolerance). Gilles' main research foci are Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), oxygen toxicity tolerance, and ICU management of ARDS including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is also interested in ICU organisation and quality-safety in care. His experience includes a year as a Clinical Fellow and a Clinical Research Fellow at the Toronto General Hospital, Canada. Gilles spent his year in Australia working half time on research and half time in clinical work at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
Dr Guillaume Carteaux MD AdvMSc(RespPhys) MSc(Bact) MSc(Immun)
Visitor, ANZIC-RC, 2010-2011
Will was a Visitor at the ANZIC-RC for one year (2010-2011). His qualifications included an MD from the Université Paris Descartes (Thesis title: Hemoptysis of non-tuberculous bacterial origin), Master of Science degrees in Immunology (2000) and Bacteriology (2007), and an Advanced Master of Science degree in Respiratory Physiology (2009). In 2009 he also completed a Diploma in Artificial Ventilation under the supervision of Professor Laurent Brochard, Université Paris-Est. During his studies, Will worked for 3 months in the Togolese Republic in West Africa. He completed his Residency in Pneumology (Respiratory Care) and Intensive Care Medicine in Paris. From 2007 to 2009 he worked as a Research Fellow on physiological and clinical studies concerning mechanical ventilation in the Respiratory Team led by Professor Laurent Brochard at the Intensive Care Unit of the Henri Mondor Hospital, Université Paris-Est, within the INSERM Unit 955 (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) (National Institute of Health and Medical Research), Créteil, France. He is a member of the Société de Réanimation de Langue Française (SRLF) (French Speaking Society of Intensive Care) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). Will's year at the ANZIC-RC was made possible by research grant funding from the following organisations: 1. Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (SPLF) (French Society of Respiratory Care) from the Fonds de Dotation "Recherche en Santé Respiratoire"; 2. Collège des Enseignants de Pneumologie (College of Pneumology Teachers); and 3. PhD Grant from the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) (Foundation for Medical Research). During his year at the ANZIC-RC he was working on his PhD thesis entitled "Patient-ventilator interactions during assisted mechanical ventilation". Will returned to Paris to take up a position as a Senior Specialist Intensivist.
Dr Adrian Praeger
Adrian is a Monash University Affiliate. He assisted the ANZIC-RC with the RELEVENT study which looked at the rate of lower limb Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in patients admitted to intensive care with a traumatic brain injury by means of compression ultrasonography.
Dr Dashiell Gantner BSc MBBS
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Dashiell is currently undertaking a PhD entitled Knowledge Translation in the Management of Acute Traumatic Brain Injury and is the recipient of a Centre for Excellence in Traumatic Brain Injury Research (CETBIR) Fellowship at the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI). In 2012 Dashiell was a Senior Research Fellow with the ANZIC-RC and was actively involved in the TRANFUSE-RCT (sTandaRd issue trANfusion versuS Fresher red blood cell Use in intenSive carE - Randomised Controlled Trial) study as well as a clinical advisor on POLAR (Prophylactic hypothermia trial to Lessen traumatic bRain injury). He is an Intensive Care Registrar, a member of the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal Australian College of Physicians, and was shortlisted in the 2007 Young Voices in Research for Health, Global Forum for Health Research competition. In addition to extensive clinical experience, he previously undertook a research fellowship with The George Institute for Global Health, China, working with the Critical Care and Trauma and Neurological and Mental Health Divisions. His research interests include neurocritical care, transfusion medicine, sepsis, and fluid resuscitation.
Mr Glenn Yong
Glenn is a Monash University Affiliate. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Medicine at Monash University, and is due to graduate in 2014. Glenn is currently involved in the ANZIC-RC's observational study exploring the nutritional practices in the ECMO population. He has a keen interest in critical care medicine, and is looking to develop his career in that area of medicine, as well as to cultivate a further interest through future research projects in this area.
Dr Heather Waddy
Heather is a Monash University Affiliate and is an Outcome Assessor for ANZIC-RC research projects in traumatic brain injury.
Ms Oana Tatucu BNutrDietet
Oana completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University in 2010. She has since been working as a clinical Dietitian in a variety of departments within Alfred Health. Oana enrolled in an Honours of Nutrition and Dietetics course in 2013 to explore her interest in research. She is carrying out a study that focuses on trialling a new method to allow for the measurement of energy expenditure in critically ill patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is also involved in the ANZIC-RC'S observational study exploring nutritional practises in the ECMO population. Oana has aspirations to continue to develop her research career and to complete a PhD in the near future.
Ms Rhiannon Tate
Rhiannon commenced her career as a Registered Nurse in Intensive Care before taking up the position of Executive Officer with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG) in 2006. During her five years with the CTG, Rhiannon was a key driver of strategic development, establishing a number of initiatives to improve infrastructure and research capacity across the critical care research network. She remains an investigator and Management Committee member with the CTG's Point Prevalence Program. In 2012, Rhiannon worked with the ANZIC-RC to coordinate two large, successful NHMRC grant applications: the Centre of Research Excellence for Patient Blood Management in Critical Illness and Trauma awarded $2.5 million, and the SPICE Early Goal-Directed Sedation Randomised Controlled Trial awarded $2.75 million. She is currently the Development Manager working to establish the new Spinal Research Institute in Melbourne.
Ms Sherly Li BNutrDietet
Sherly is an Affiliate of the ANZIC-RC and has a degree in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons). She has been involved in the ANZIC-RC's observational study of nutrition in cooled Ventricular Fibrillation patients as well as of nutritional practices in critically ill adults requiring ECMO. In 2011, she contributed to the largest ever international study on dietitians and nutritional genomics, working with Monash University and King's College, London. The work was presented at the International Congress of Dietetics, 2012. She has been awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship for leadership in advancing science to pursue a PhD in nutrigenetics in the United Kingdom. She is currently a PhD student at the University of East Anglia working on her PhD entitled 'Genetic and phenotypic determinants of flavonoid metabolism'.
Dr Tài Pham MD MSc(Phys) MSc(Immun) AdvMPH
Tài completed his residency in Anesthesia and Intensive Care in Paris. His qualifications include a Master of Science degree in Physiology (2001) and Immunology (2002) and an Advanced Master of Public Health (Statistical methodology in biomedical research, 2011). Tài also has a Diploma of Infectious Diseases in Intensive Care (2008), a Diploma of Ultrasonic Techniques in Anesthesia and Intensive Care (2011) and a Diploma in Artificial Ventilation (2012). He has worked as a Research Fellow in the Respiratory Team and the REVA team led by Professor Laurent Brochard (Intensive Care Unit of the Henri Mondor Hospital, Université Paris-Est then Geneva University Hospitals). Tài has also worked in Professor Sylvie Chevret's team (Biostatistics and Medical Information Department, St Louis Hospital, Paris) on his PhD entitled "Management of H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in Intensive Care Units" in the INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) unit 717 (Epidemiology and Clinical Research). Tài is a member of the Société de Réanimation de Langue Française (SRLF) (French Speaking Society of Intensive Care), the Société Française d'Anesthésie Réanimation (SFAR), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). In November 2013 he will commence as a Senior Intensivist in the Intensive Care Department of Tenon Hospital led by Dr Muriel Fartoukh.
Dr Tim Coulson BM(Hons) BSc(Hons)
Tim is a Monash University Affiliate who is currently an Anaesthesia Registrar completing his advanced Obstetric and Paediatric rotations. In 2013 he was awarded an Alfred-Monash Intensive Care Research Fellowship for his research project Risk in Cardiac Surgery: a pre, intra and postoperative model. From 2007 to 2009 he was in the Academic Foundation Programme at King's College, London, and was awarded 1st Prize for Research for his project Hepatocellular carcinoma patients display circulating hepatoid cells exhibiting stem cell markers and a malignant signature. Tim is working towards a career in combined academic and clinical anaesthesia.