Dr Virginia Newcombe is a consultant in Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Medicine, and Emergency Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Originally from Australia she came to Cambridge to complete a MPhil in Epidemiology and stayed to undertake a PhD and clinical training. She is a Royal College of Emergency Medicine Associate Professor and holds an Academy of Medical Sciences and Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship.
Her main research interests focus on prognostication, neuroimaging and the use of biomarkers after traumatic brain injury as well as long-term outcomes after critical illness. Her work has been recognised with awards from European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Medicine, National Neurotrauma Society (USA) and a Churchill Fellowship.