In her clinical role Ella Segaran works on the general / trauma ICU as the advanced critical care dietitian at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. She is passionate about clinical care, education and research and about raising the profile of nutrition in our patients. Ella says that she is lucky to have a full-time ICU job plan. This means that she is completely integrated into the critical care team and able to work all day with front-line medical, nursing, and AHP colleagues, in a way that is rare in her field.
Ella has substantial research background, and was a core member of the CALORIES trial team as investigator and NEJM co-author. She is currently investigating fasting practices in UK ICUs.
Ella has represented Critical Care Dietitians in a number of national leadership roles including the Critical Care Leadership Forum (CCLF) and the nurse and AHP committee of the UK Intensive Care Society (ICS). She has co-authored the dietetic section of the joint ICS/ FICM Standards for ICU and Guidelines for Provision of Intensive Care (GPICS) as well as critical care and traumatic brain injury chapters in dietetic text books. Ella was the Chair of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Critical Care Specialist Group for the last 4 years. Ella has ventured on to social media to champion critical care nutrition and can be found on Twitter at @ESegaran.
Ella has lectured extensively, locally, nationally and internationally on all aspects of critical care nutrition and is currently an honorary lecturer at Imperial College and North West London University. In June 2016 Ella was awarded an IBEX award from the BDA for services to critical care dietetics.