Admission Price: Free to attend, please book your place
Speaker: Professor Leanne Aitken - City University London
Series: Dean's Lecture Series, School of Health Sciences
Location: Room ELG15, Drysdale Building
Professor Aitken will discuss what we know about recovery after critical illness, including the multi-dimensional compromise that patients experience and the factors that have been identified as affecting recovery. Interventions to limit the detrimental effects of intensive care, and change care within and soon after discharge from intensive care to improve recovery, will be explored.
Professor Leanne Aitken is Professor of Nursing in the School of Health Sciences at City University, London (20% appointment). She concurrently holds an appointment as the Chair in Critical Care Nursing at Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. These roles incorporate the conduct and implementation of a range of clinical research and practice improvement projects, as well as teaching and research supervision. Mentoring academic and clinical staff through the research process is an important component of the roles. Leanne's research focuses on recovery after critical illness and injury, decision making practices of critical care nurses and a range of clinical practice issues including sedation management within critical care.
Leanne Aitken is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Australian College of Nursing as well as a Life Member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). She is a co-editor of ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing, a text that is published by Elsevier. She is also a Fulbright Alumnus after receiving a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to undertake research examining recovery after trauma with Dr Therese Richmond at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Professor Aitken is the representative of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses on the Global Sepsis Alliance, has led the development of guidelines for nursing care of sepsis patients and has been involved in the revision of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines. She holds Visiting Professor appointments at the University of Dundee, UK and Edinburgh University, UK.