Brij Patel is NIHR Clinical Lecturer within the Section of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care based at the Chelsea & Westminster Campus of Imperial College London. He initially received training in general internal medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, subsequently pursuing clinical interests in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He was recruited into the ‘Walport’ integrated clinical academic programme at Imperial College London in 2007 and undertook a PhD (2010-2013) through a prestigious Wellcome Trust clinical training fellowship. He was awarded the Intensive Care Society Gold Medal for Research at the SoA meeting in 2011. He has completed intensive care medicine training through Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College and Royal Brompton hospital intensive care units and remains an honorary fellow within the severe respiratory failure/ECMO service at the Royal Brompton. In 2014, he was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and is near completion of higher anaesthesia training through the Imperial School of Anaesthesia. His current research focuses on cellular death and resolution of injury/inflammation within experimental and human models of critical illness. He is currently funded by the NIHR, NIAA and the Academy of Medical Sciences.