Julie Darbyshire

Julie’s research interests focus on long-term outcomes after illness, patient-oriented improvements to healthcare delivery, public understanding of research, and the importance of publishing research results for lay audiences. Julie holds higher degrees in both art and science and her Masters theses explored the role of culture on the populist view of science and scientists. As part of her DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford she investigated noise and disturbances in the intensive care environment and the relationship between noise, sleep, and ICU-acquired delirium. She has an ongoing interest in improving sleep quality and ‘humanising’ the ICU environment to benefit staff and patients.