Professor Reade is an anaesthetist & intensivist in the Australian Defence Force, seconded to the University of Queensland to lead military trauma research and to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. With the rank of Brigadier, he is responsible for technical regulation of specialist clinical personnel in the Australian Army. His research interests are fluid resuscitation in trauma, trials of cryopreserved platelets and tranexamic acid, and the management of delirium in critically ill patients. He recently completed a 15-hospital trial of dexmedetomidine as treatment of ICU delirium, and he is a chief investigator in two ongoing multicentre delirium studies. He currently supervises 12 research students, holds or has held >A$17M research grants, has published >150 papers and delivered >240 national and international lectures.