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Beale, Richard - professor of intensive care medicine and consultant


Consultant profiles

Richard Beale


PA: Ms Alison Leverett
Tel: 020 7188 3038

Area of expertise: acute lung injury, severe sepsis, critical care informatics and nutrition in the critically ill.

  • Biography

    Richard Beale is professor of intensive care medicine at King's College, London, and a consultant in intensive care medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

    His clinical and research interests include sepsis, haemodynamic monitoring, advanced ventilation, nutrition in the critically ill, and intensive care informatics.

    Richard is clinical director for perioperative, critical care and pain services at Guy's and St Thomas'. He is also co-leader of the clinical academic group within King's Health Partners (KHP) that includes critical care, and is acute clinical academic group development lead for KHP with honorary membership of their executive.

    He is immediate past chair of the research committee of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), and was a member of the ESICM executive. He has been an ESICM representative on the steering committee of the surviving sepsis campaign since 2004, and is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings.

  • Education and training 

    • The Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London University, M.B., B.S, 1984
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 1990
    • Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, 2011.
  • Specialist interests

    • severe sepsis, cardio-respiratory physiology and clinical informatics
    • quality improvement and process control.
  • Research interests

    Professor Beale is an experienced investigator in the fields of:

    • sepsis
    • ARDS
    • haemodynamics
    • critical care nutrition
    • intensive care (ICU) informatics.