ALISON PITTARD

Alison has been a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine since 1997. She was awarded an MD in 1998 and then embarked on her journey of leading the specialty by becoming Intercollegiate Board Tutor followed by Regional Advisor for West Yorkshire, an examiner for the FRCA and DICM (2006) and chaired the Final FRCA MCQ subgroup between 2014 and 2016. In 2008 Alison was elected Lead RA and the following year she was appointed as Associate Postgraduate Dean. As lead RA Alison was co-opted onto the newly formed FICM Board in 2010 and was instrumental in developing the single CCT curriculum, recruitment process and selection tools and the written paper for the new FFICM exam, for which she continues to examine. In 2012 she became a FICM Board member in its first election and was appointed Chair of the Training and Assessment Committee until becoming Vice Dean in 2016, when she stepped down as Associate Dean. Alison has played an integral role in the Faculty’s “Critical Futures” initiative including chairing the Enhanced Care Working Party. She has developed international links, in particular with the College of Intensive Care Medicine in Australia and New Zealand, where the collaboration focusses on wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. Alison became Dean of FICM in October 2019 and was awarded an OBE in the 2020 Covid-19 honours list for services to Intensive Care Medicine.