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Prof Andreas Schibler


Andreas is not only my mentor but a longstanding pillar in paediatric ventilation and international, multi-site respiratory research. 

He manages the PIVARES group at Queensland Children's Hospital besides all his other duties.

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Dr Phil Sargent

With many many years of experience in PICU and a sense for the intricate details Phil is not only the PICU director at Gold Coast University Hospital but also generously supports our project through content editing.

PD Dr Tom Riedel

Tom is not only the director of paediatrics at the cantonal hospital in Chur, Switzerland but a keen researcher and EIT specialist. He scrutinises all aspects of ventilation and demonstrates an in-depth understanding of mechanical and physical aspects during respiratory support. 


Dr Süha Demirakca

Süha is a consultant neonatologist, paediatric Intensivist and respiratory specialist at Mannheim's Children's Hospital in Germany. As an eloquent lecturer, he shares his understanding of paediatric ventilation with international audiences. He supports PIVARES by scrutinising content on ventilation strategies. 


Dr Ralf Huth

Ralf is the leading paediatric intensivist at the Children's Hospital in Mainz with special interests in cardiology, neonatal and paediatric transport as well as ventilation strategies in critically ill children including negative pressure ventilation.

Ralf has agreed to support our project by contributing to different sections.  


Professor Hiran Selvadurai

Hiran is the head of respiratory medicine at Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney. He is a keen researcher and has overseen a multitude of PhD students. After working as a staff specialist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and serving as Director of Cystic Fibrosis he has returned to Australia. His special interests include physics, physiology and pathophysiology of lung disease.


Dr Simon Erickson

Simon is a Paediatric Intensivist and researcher in Perth.

He is the immediate past-chair of the Paediatric Study Group of ANZICS. His work-related interests are in clinical research (ARDS and Sedation), use of echocardiography in PICU and acute care teaching (PALS, EMAC). He has published original papers and acts as reviewer for journals including Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine and Paediatric Critical Care Medicine.


Professor Martin Kneyber

Martin is the Chief of the Division of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Beatrix Children’s Hospital in the Netherlands. He was the first elected chair of the Section on Respiratory Failure of the ESPNIC and is a member of the editorial board of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine. His main research interest relates to paediatric mechanical ventilation. He is the PI for the PAN (Paediatric Ards Neuromuscular blockade) study funded by ZonMW and MPI for PROSpect (Prone and Oscillation pediatric clinical trial) funded by the NIH/NHLBI.


Dr Janet Kelly

Janet is a work colleague of mine and an admirable enthusiast in all she engages in. Originally from the beautiful islands of New Zealand she shares her internationally acquired knowledge and passion for paediatric cardiac and ventilation aspects with staff at the Children's Hospital in Zurich. Janet is the local CICU and ECMO lead besides being heavily invested in quality improvement projects and data handling. 

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