Dr. Kathy Rowan

Director of Scientific & Strategic Development Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC)

Kathy is Director of Scientific & Strategic Development and Clinical Trials Unit Director at the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC). Kathy is an honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine within the University of London. In 1994, following her PhD from the University of Oxford, Kathy founded ICNARC, a not-for-profit organisation in the UK, to facilitate improvements in the structure, process, outcomes and experiences of critical care – for patients and for those who care for them. Kathy established and ICNARC now manages a broad programme of clinical audit and clinical/health services research, nationally and internationally. The ICNARC database of two million critical care admissions serves as a resource for multiple studies on the epidemiology of critical illness, including sepsis, and informs practice and policy on the provision, service delivery and organisation of critical care within the NHS. In 2004, Kathy was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists as a mark of distinction for her significant contribution to critical care. Kathy has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Kathy is a member of the Executive of the International Forum for Acute Care Trialists and of the Council of the International Sepsis Forum.