Dr Webb qualified in medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1981, received his doctorate in 1993 and has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians since 1997. He is a Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia and Vice President, Medicine for the Fraser Health Authority. In addition he holds an appointment as Special Advisor to the Dean at both The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Prior to moving to Canada in July 2009 he was an Executive and Medical Director for UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK, where he was responsible for the operation and delivery of clinical services. He held expert medical advisory roles with the Irish and Welsh Governments, providing consultation on health system reform. As a Consultant Physician in Critical Care Medicine he was successful as a clinical researcher, educator and helped to develop one of the strongest Critical Care groups in the world. In 2010 he was awarded the Gilston medal and honorary membership of the Intensive Care Society in the UK. His research interests have focused on haemodynamic monitoring and fluid management, particularly in the major surgical patient, and immune function in surgery and anaesthesia. He has authored or co-authored 76 papers and reviews, 10 textbooks, 24 book chapters and 8 monographs in the fields of critical care and peri-operative medicine.