EAF 2018 Speakers

Prof Tim Walsh

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Prof Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh is Professor of Critical Care at Edinburgh University, Scotland and Honorary Consultant in Critical Care at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. He is also head of Department of Anaesthesia, Critical care, and Pain medicine in the Edinburgh University School of Clinical Sciences, and R&D director for NHS Lothian. He trained in Edinburgh and undertook MD research in the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, studying oxygen transport during liver transplantation and in acute liver failure.

He was appointed consultant in transplantation anaesthesia and intensive care at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in 1999. Between 1999 and 2011 he was a research active NHS consultant, recognised through an Honorary Chair in Edinburgh University in 2007. In March 2011 he took up the first Chair of Critical Care in Edinburgh University. He leads a multidisciplinary clinical research group with interests including transfusion medicine, sedation in the critically ill, recovery from critical illness and the epidemiology and prevention of ICU acquired infection. He has authored > 200 original papers, >30 book chapters, and several evidence based guidelines. He previously chaired the Scottish Critical Care Trials Group and National Institute of Healthcare Research Comprehensive Clinical Research Network Specialty Group for Critical Care, and the UK Critical Care research Group oversight committee.