Dr Beale is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and his clinical and research interests include sepsis, haemodynamic monitoring, advanced ventilation, nutrition in the critically ill, and ICU informatics. He is Clinical Director for Perioperative, Critical Care and Pain Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, and Reader in Intensive Care Medicine at King’s College London. He is also Co-Leader of the Clinical Academic Group within King’s Health Partners AHSC that includes Critical Care, and is acute Clinical Academic Group Development lead for King’s Health Partners, with honorary membership of the KHP Executive. He is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings, and is an ESICM representative on the Steering Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. He is Chair of the Research Committee of the ESICM, and is a member of the ESICM Executive.