Professor Stephen Brett is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Professor of Critical Care at Imperial College London. He is a previous President of the Intensive Care Society. He looks after a very active clinically focused research programme which includes clinical trials, organisational research, epidemiology & informatics and studies on antimicrobial resistance. In addition, Professor Brett has a long- standing academic and clinical interest in understanding and optimising long term outcomes or patients. He is Associate Editor of Critical Care and has served on a number of Department of Health advisory groups.