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Professor Kathy Rowan is the Director of the NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research Programme, 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, Professor Rowan 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.
Professor Rowan was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists (2004), completed a Harkness Fellowship (2005), received the President’s Prize with honorary life membership of the UK Intensive Care Society (2019) and Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Queen’s Birthday Honours’ List 2021) for services to research and intensive care.