Diane is the ICU Programme Manager at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand and a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria, Wellington. She is a registered nurse and has been working in ICU clinical research since 2007. She has previously managed several international ICU trials; most recently the ICU-ROX trial, which was a phase 2 study comparing the conservative oxygen management with usual oxygen management in mechanically ventilated adults in Australian and New Zealand ICUs which informs the current study.
Diane is a recipient of the NZ Health Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship for her PhD in the knowledge translation of oxygen management in ICU. She is in the final stages of writing her PhD thesis, which evaluates the knowledge translation of the ICU-ROX trial. The study (ICU-ROX TRIPS) aims to assess the attitudes and practices before, during and after ICU site participation in ICU-ROX, compared to non-participation.
She is member of several multi-centre trial management committees for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group and is a member of Australia NZ Clinical Trials Group Point Prevalence Steering Committee.