Professor Carol Hodgson is co-deputy director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow. She has over 20 years experience as a senior ICU physiotherapist, and her particular area of expertise is early interventions to improve long-term functional recovery after critical illness. She has an international reputation for contributions to research and their translation into international practice guidelines, and has been an invited speaker to over 50 conferences in the past five years.
Carol is on the editorial board of the Journal of Physiotherapy and a past board member of the Intensive Care Foundation of Australia and New Zealand. She has held senior ICU Physiotherapy roles at several of Melbourne's major hospitals, most recently as a specialist ICU physiotherapist Alfred Health where she still maintains a clinical role. Carol leads ICU research projects across Australia and New Zealand, with international sites in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Brazil. These include the TEAM trial, the EXCEL ECMO Registry and the PREDICT study. She sits on the consumer and community engagement committee of Monash Partners and promotes the use of patient reported outcomes to inform her research.