Ben has been a consultant intensivist at Royal Surrey County Hospital since 2012. He is current chairman of SPACeR group.
He undertook time out of his clinical training to spend 3 years working at the Royal Brompton Hospital / Natonal Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College. This culminated in the award of a PhD in 2011.
Member of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Uni. of Surrey. Appointed as a Reader (Clinical) in 2019. University webpage here.
Ben Creagh-Brown’s main research interests are the prevention of complications of surgery (pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological and muscular), and the complications of sepsis, particularly pneumonia.
Methodologies: observational studies, interventional trials, ‘big data’ analyses, healthy volunteer studies.
Awarded an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit award for £150k (and an earlier Intensive Care Foundation grant for £5k) for a novel interventional study for prevention of ICU-acquired weakness (ROSProx). This is a collaboration with Dr Julie Hunt (University of Surrey), Dr Zudin Puthucheary (UCLH), Dr Stephen Patterson, and Professor Hugh Montgomery (UCL)
Chief investigator for local studies:
- Muscle wAsting in Major Abdominal Surgery (MAMAS), complete
- Microvascular monitoring during liver resection surgery, complete
- Cerebral oximetry during non cardiac surgery, CereOx, complete
Co-applicant and TMG member:
NIHR CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex – Specialty Lead for Critical Care.