Kathy Brickell is the Lead Intensive Care Unit Research Coordinator at St Vincent’s University Hospital. She qualified as registered nurse from St Vincent’s Hospital and completed her ICU training in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. She has over 30 years’ experience in nursing including over 15 years of ICU experience and 4 years of retrieval medicine. In her current role she coordinates and runs clinical research projects and trials in the ICU. She actively participates and supports the work of the Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials Groups (ICC-CTG), a collaboration involving three quarters of the Irish intensive care units. The ICC-CTG brings together doctors, nurses and researchers to test new treatments that can improve outcomes for these patients.