Abi Beane is a critical care nurse who has worked as a researcher with Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) since 2018.
Since 2014 Abi has been based in South Asia where she has been completing her doctorate in health systems research and critical care medicine. Her work combines translational research with health informatics and implementation science, with a focus on how real time data from agile surveillance platforms can empower communities of practice to undertake quality improvement and research to improve quality of care for critically unwell patients.
Abi’s doctoral work directly led to national registries for evaluating and improving the quality of care for patients following acute myocardial infarction and major laparotomy surgery being established in Sri Lanka, regional work in Ethiopia and the establishment of a registry for critical care in Pakistan. She was awarded the UK Intensive Care Societies Gold medal award for research in 2019. Her work has contributed to the successful award of a Wellcome Flagship Innovations project which will establish a network for critical care data-driven research and quality improvement using a cloud-based registry in nine countries in South and Southeast Asia. She is a successful co-lead of this and other international grants.
Abi is chair and a founding trustee of a nonprofit organisation and UK charity Network for Improving Critical care Systems and Training (NICST), which seeks to strengthen acute and critical health systems in low- and middle-income countries. Together the team of researchers, clinicians and data scientists support healthcare professionals with quality improvement, research and training opportunities. The organisation currently supports a network of over 150 hospitals in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and provides international exchange programmes for those seeking to develop similar work.
Evaluation of awake prone positioning effectiveness in moderate to severe COVID-19
Truong NT. et al, (2023), Wellcome Open Research, 8, 235 - 235
Non-COVID-19 intensive care admissions during the pandemic: a multinational registry-based study.
McLarty J. et al, (2023), Thorax
The risk of mental illness in people living with HIV in the UK: a propensity score-matched cohort study.
Gooden TE. et al, (2022), The lancet. HIV
Development of a core outcome set for general intensive care unit patients - need for a broader context?
Pari V. et al, (2022), Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Barriers and facilitators to the conduct of critical care research in low and lower-middle income countries: A scoping review.
Tirupakuzhi Vijayaraghavan BK. et al, (2022), PloS one, 17