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Research activities within the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at TQEH are a combination of:

  • Investigator-initiated studies, including those by advanced trainees as part of the course requirements of the College of Intensive Care Medicine, and intensive care nurses
  • Investigator-initiated studies conducted under the auspices of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group
  • Industry-sponsored clinical trials

Areas of research include:

  • Sepsis studies
  • Observational surveys
  • Patient safety
  • Nutrition studies
  • Outcome studies
  • Statistical method reviews
  • Pharmacokinetic studies

More details about research being undertaken within the Intensive Care Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital can be found here


Please contact the Lead Researcher Professor Sandra Peake for further information about this research group. Further information about the Intensive Care Unit staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital can be found here



Funding since 2016

Chief InvestigatorsGranting BodyProject TitleType of GrantGrant AmountFunding Period
Peake SL as Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials GroupMRFFAustralasian Resuscitation in Sepsis Evaluation Fluids or Vasopressors in Emergency Department Sepsis Trial (ARISE Fluids)Project Grant$2,335,5402020-2021
Chapman M, Peake SL, Dean A,
NHMRC (#1078026)
The Augmented versus Routine
approach to Giving Energy Trial
Project Grant$3,696,8542015 - 2019
Roberts JA, Lipman J, Peake S,
Turnidge J, Slavin M, Hopkins P,
Bulitta J, Paul S, De Waele J, Joynt G
NHMRC (#1099452)
Centre for REdefining antibiotic use to
reDUce resistanCE and prolong the lives of
antibiotics (REDUCE)
Centres of
Research Excellence - Clinical
$2,158,2962016 - 2020
Lipman J, Roberts J, Myburgh J, Peake SL, Dulhunty J, Paterson D, McGuinness S, Rhodes A, De Waele J, Finfer SNHMRC (#1121481)BLING III: A phase III randomised controlled trial of continuous beta-lactam infusion compared with intermittent beta-lactam dosing in critically ill patientsProject Grant$3,269,9432017 - 2021
Keijzers G, McDonald S, Williams J, Fraser J, Peake S, Delaney A, Taylor D, Jones P, Williams PEmergency Medicine FoundationFluid resuscitation in emergency patients with sepsis and hypotensionQueensland Research Program$96,0182018 - 2019

Our research focuses on:
• Improving patient safety and outcomes
• Answering pragmatic, relevant clinical questions that are of importance to the clinicians who provide patient care
• Advancements in the delivery of more efficient and effective treatments in the ICU that will not only benefit patients but also decrease costs, preserve resources and increase access to scarce critical care beds
• Statistical analysis of short and long-term outcomes relating to Intensive Care