Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Professor of Critical Care



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Professor Stephen Brett is head for research for the Directorate of Anaesthetics and Critical Care within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, leading the Centre for Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care Research and Professor of Critical Care at Imperial College.  The Centre is developing a unique agenda of patient focused projects along the entirety of patient journey, be it in surgery or critical illness, and of course resuscitation; these projects range from epidemiology and public health, through clinical trials to evaluation of the impact of surgery on chronic diseases and of course technology evaluation. The Centre supports many Comprehensive Research Network portfolio studies and is supported through this and the Biomedical Research Centre Scheme.

Professor Brett's personal research interests are in understanding and optimizing long term outcomes after critical illness. He is chief investigator for a number of clinical studies both locally and nationally. He recently lead the NICE guidline development group which published the guideline "Rehabilitation after Critical Illness" (

Prof. Brett is President of the Intensive Care Society  and is an Editor of the journal Critical Care. In addition he serves on a number of Department of Health advisory groups, and provides consultancy to industry in the fields of clinical trial design and supervision, and marketing. 



Labeau SO, Afonso E, Benbenishty J, et al., 2020, Prevalence, associated factors and outcomes of pressure injuries in adult intensive care unit patients: the DecubICUs study., Intensive Care Med

Gross J, Borkowski J, Brett S, 2020, Patient or family perceived deterioration in functional status and outcome after Intensive Care admission: a retrospective cohort analysis of routinely collected data, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

Stephens JR, Stümpfle R, Patel P, et al., 2020, Analysis of critical care severity of illness scoring systems in patients with coronavirus disease 2019: a retrospective analysis of three U.K. ICUs., Critical Care Medicine, ISSN:0090-3493

Benger JR, Lazaroo MJ, Clout M, et al., 2020, Randomized Trial of the i-gel Supraglottic Airway Device Versus Tracheal Intubation During Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (AIRWAYS-2): Patient Outcomes at Three and Six Months, Resuscitation, ISSN:0300-9572

Reader T, Dayal R, Brett S, 2020, At the end: a vignette-based investigation of strategies for managing end-of-life decisions in the Intensive Care Unit, Journal of the Intensive Care Society, ISSN:1751-1437

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