Dr Callum Kaye, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will be working with Profs Graeme Maclennan and Shaun Treweek on an NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Career Researcher Fellowship linked to traumatic brain injury.
The scheme is funded by the Chief Scientist’s Office and awards clinicians in the NHS protected time to develop as a researcher, hopefully improving the quality of clinical research in NHS Scotland. During this Fellowship Callum will look at how patients with severe traumatic brain injuries are managed in the Intensive Care Unit, specifically on how brain monitoring can be used to optimise the sedation given to patients, hopefully preventing further brain injury.
Callum said ‘I am really excited to start this piece of work, not only to answer the research question but also to show how an idea can be taken from the ward round, developed into an effective, safe study then the results translated straight back in to improved patient care. Working with the HSRU, I’m looking forward to learning from the whole team about all aspects of designing and running a novel study, while developing contacts to work with in the future.’
From the HSRU perspective, we’re delighted to work so directly with clinical staff working in the NHS. We all look forward to working with Callum over the next three years.