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.
Operationalisation of the Randomized Embedded Multifactorial Adaptive Platform for COVID-19 trials in a low and lower-middle income critical care learning health system.
Aryal D. et al, (2021), Wellcome Open Research, 6, 14 - 14
Addressing priorities for surgical research in Africa: implementation of a multicentre cloud-based peri-operative registry in Ethiopia.
Network for Peri-operative Critical care (N4PCc)* None., (2021), Anaesthesia
Epidemiological Characteristics, Ventilator Management, and Clinical Outcome in Patients Receiving Invasive Ventilation in Intensive Care Units from 10 Asian Middle-Income Countries (PRoVENT-iMiC): An International, Multicenter, Prospective Study.
Pisani L. et al, (2021), The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
A national survey of critical care services in hospitals accredited for training in a lower-middle income country: Pakistan
Hashmi M. et al, (2020), Journal of Critical Care, 60, 273 - 278
Establishing a critical care network in Asia to improve care for critically ill patients in low- and middle-income countries
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