Professor Leanne Aitken is Professor of Critical Care at City, University of London. In this role she is responsible for leading research and scholarship in acute and critical care nursing as well as implementing her own programme of research that focuses on recovery after critical illness and injury and a range of clinical practice issues within critical care. Other responsibilities include teaching, supervision of research students and leadership of new developments within the discipline of nursing at City, University of London.
Professor Aitken holds visiting appointments with Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, as well as the University of Dundee in the UK. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Australian College of Nursing as well as a Life Member and Fellow of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses. She is also a Fulbright Alumnus after receiving a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to undertake research examining recovery after trauma at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Professor Aitken has published more than 120 original publications in peer reviewed journals and edits the textbook, Critical Care Nursing.