Professor Leanne Aitken is Professor of Critical Care and Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise) at City, University of London. In this role she is responsible for leading the research and enterprise agenda across the School of Health Services as well as implementing her own programme of research that focuses on recovery after critical illness and injury and a range of clinical practice issues within critical care. Other responsibilities include teaching and supervision of research students.

Professor Aitken is an Academic Title Holder with Griffith University and is an Ambassador for the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Australian College of Nursing as well as a Life Member and Fellow of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses. She is also a Fulbright Alumnus after receiving a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to undertake research examining recovery after trauma at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Professor Aitken has published more than 130 original publications in peer reviewed journals and edits the textbook, Critical Care Nursing.