Professor Bronagh Blackwood (PhD, RN) has a Chair in Critical Care at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland (NI). She is a Content Editor for the Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care Group and the NI lead for Evidence Synthesis Ireland. Her research focuses on critical care and specifically interventions to improve care for patients receiving mechanical ventilation. She has conducted clinical trials of sedation and ventilator weaning; evaluated processes in delivering complex interventions; developed core outcome sets for clinical trials of ventilation, delirium and COVID-19; and delivered many critical care-related systematic reviews addressing ventilation weaning protocols, delirium, dysphagia, patient deterioration, and physical rehabilitation.