Despoina Koulenti

Despoina Koulenti is a senior consultant of Internal Medicine & Intensive Care in the 2nd Critical Care Department of Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece.

She is also affiliated with The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia (Antimicrobial Optimisation Group, UQ Centre for Clinical Research). Her research interests focus on severe respiratory infections and hospital-acquired infections and sepsis, especially in the critical care setting, multidrug-resistant pathogens, antibiotic optimisation, and antimicrobial stewardship. She also focuses on Medical Education, with particular interest in High Fidelity Medical Simulation. In 2012, she gained her PhD from the University of Athens on the topic of pneumonia in the ICU and subsequently, she joined the group of Professor Jeffrey Lipman in UQ, where she was awarded a post-doctoral Research Fellowship on critical care infections (‘Advancing infectious diseases research in critical care’) with Capacity Area Teaching (focus on High fidelity Medical Simulation as a teaching tool). She has significant experience in designing and conducting international multicentre studies and has participated in steering, advisory, adjudication and data safety committees. From 2013 to 2019, she led the Working Group (WG) on Pneumonia of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). Currently, she is Chair-Elect of the Clinical Training Committee of ESICM and member of the Executive Committee (Treasurer) of the WG on Infections in the ICU & Sepsis of the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISAC).

ResearcherID: D-4851-2010

ORCID: 0000-0003-4364-2612

Scopus ID: 14012112900

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