Dr Aidan Burrell is an Intensivist at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He initially trained in vascular surgery, before moving into intensive care medicine. He completed fellowships in heart failure/cardiac transplantation in 2012 and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in Germany in 2015. His research interests have focussed on acute heart and respiratory failure, and critical care echocardiography, and in 2019 he completed his PhD investigating the use of ECMO in critically ill patients. He is currently investigating oxygen toxicity during VA ECMO in the BLENDER trial, and the use of VV ECMO in severe acute respiratory infections. In 2020, he joined the SPRINT SARI management team, a national registry of critically ill COVID-19 patients across Australia.