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.
Matt Jackson trained in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in the North West. He is currently the Clinical Director of Critical Care at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and President of the Association of Intensive Care Units in the Northwest. Matt maintains an interest in medical education and clinical research alongside his leadership duties. Outside of work, he has a loving family who grant him time to explore on his bicycle and play a variety of instruments.
Chief Executive, Intensive Care SocietySandy began her career as a radiographer, which led to her undertaking a PhD in Child Health. Making the decision to move away from a clinical setting, Sandy gained a wealth of experience operating at a senior management level, leading strategy and change programmes for non profit organisations and membership bodies particularly those involved in professional education, training, standards, research and international development. Sandy joined the Society in 2017.