Consultant Clinical Psychologist ,
Dr Julie Highfield is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Lead for Organisational Health in Adult and Paediatric Critical Care, Cardiff. She is the National Project Director for Wellbeing in the Intensive Care Society. She has a long experience of working as a psychologist in medical and health care settings and works closely with staff in their experience of working in healthcare, as well as advising managers on matters of workforce wellbeing. Julie has worked with the British Psychological Society and its Division of Clinical Psychology in Wales. She led the BPS team writing the National Guidance for Staff in the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Julie works with the Welsh Assembly Government in various projects, including as the lead for Critical Care Workforce Task and Finish Group, and Modelling for Rehabilitation for patients post COVID-19, and the Wellbeing Conversation Tool. She has a number of publications and book chapters in the field of critical care, staff wellbeing, and leadership.
After 33 years working in IT and Training and Development, I had a 5 week stay in RBH ICU after complications during an operation. After that, an unable to work for a while I became a volunteer at RBH, primarily to with Presenting the 'patient's-eye' view of ICU and then broadening my involvement to include Urgent Care Research, research in general, co-chair of the ICS PRPAG, NIHR Research Champion and patient representative on the editorial board for GPICS 3.0.