Kathy is Director of the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC), Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Adjunct Professor (Research) at Monash University, Australia. In 1994, following her PhD from the University of Oxford, Kathy founded ICNARC, an independent, not-for-profit, scientific organisation to facilitate improvements in the structure, process, outcomes and experiences of critical care - for patients and for those who care for them. ICNARC manages a broad programme of clinical audit and clinical/health services research, nationally and internationally. The ICNARC database of over 2.5 million critical care admissions serves as a resource for multiple studies on the epidemiology and evaluation of critical illness, including sepsis, and informs practice and policy on the provision, service delivery and organisation of critical care within the NHS, most recently playing a key role in the global pandemic of COVID-19. Kathy was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists (2004), completed a Harkness Fellowship (2005) and received the President’s Prize and honorary life membership of the UK Intensive Care Society (2019) as a mark of distinction for her significant contribution to critical care.