State of the Art 2019


Andy undertook undergraduate training in Glasgow before moving to Edinburgh to start his training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.  Whilst in Edinburgh he developed an interest in ICU-acquired infections, and studied for a PhD in critical care immunology and its impact on nosocomial infections supervised by Professors John Simpson and Timothy Walsh.  He moved to Cambridge to complete his post-graduate training in Anaesthesia and ICM and to undertake post-doctoral research with Professor Edwin Chilvers.  He has developed a number of diagnostics for nosocomial infection, including the host response test recently evaluated in the VAP-RAPID trial, and several pathogen-focussed molecular diagnostic platforms.  He is currently a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development fellow at the University of Cambridge and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine in the John V Farman Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is the incoming deputy chair of the ESICM infection section.