Prof Peake (BM BS, BSc(Hons), PHD, FCICM) is Director of Intensive Care Medicine in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, a Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. She is Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG) Executive Committee. She was an examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine and has previously held positions as Chair of ANZICS (SA), Chair of the CICM (SA), Chair of the ANZICS Abstract Review Committee and Chair of the Intensive Care Foundation Scientific Committee.
She undertook her PhD at the University of Adelaide in the field of sepsis. Her main research interest now is large-scale, randomised clinical trials in critical care. She was Chair of the Management Committee for the NHMRC-funded, ANZICS CTG-endorsed Australasian Resuscitation In Sepsis Evaluation (ARISE) multi-centre trial of early resuscitation in sepsis. She was co-Chair of the recently completed NHMRC-funded, CTG-endorsed multi-centre TARGET trial The Augmented versus Routine approach to Giving Energy Trial (TARGET), and is a Chief investigator for NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence for REdefining antibiotic use to reDUce resistanCE and prolong the lives of antibiotics (REDUCE).