Lara Prisco

I graduated in Medicine in 2007 and completed my training in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care, and Hyperbaric Medicine in 2012 at the University of Trieste (Italy) starting my research activities exploring traumatic brain injury outcome predictors and neurophysiology biomarkers of recovery of consciousness, after a Research Fellowship spent at the Coma Science Group in Liège (Belgium, 2010).

In 2012, I moved to the UK and completed several Intermediate and Senior Clinical fellowships in London and Cambridge (General Intensive Care Unit, UCLH; Echocardiography in Cardiac Critical Care, SGH; Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, NHNN UCLH; Neurosciences Critical Care Unit, CUH).

While in Cambridge, I covered a Clinical Lecturer position at the University Department of Anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge and collaborated in large multi-centre studies in NeuroCritical Care.

I also participated in several others highly competitive graduate programs related to Space Medicine (European Astronaut Centre, European Space Agency), Brain Plasticity (Neuroscience Department, Utrecht University), and International Bioethics (Harvard Medical School, Harvard University). In 2013 I completed a MSc in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine at the Catholic University in Rome (Italy), and in 2023 I will complete both a MSc in Clinical Trials at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Master in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Glasgow.

I was founder and Chair Elect of the NEXT Committee of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) from 2013 to 2016 and the past Deputy Chairperson of the Neurointensive Care Section and former Research Committee member of ESICM, and co-chaired, until 2018, the Task Force on Diversity and Equality of ESICM and has supported the establishment of its 3 working group focussing on gender, social, and multidisciplinary issues in Intensive Care Medicine.

Since May 2016, I work as Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and have taken up the role of Research Lead in Neurocritical Care.

I hold a part-time Senior Clinical Research Fellowship at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences of the University of Oxford, where I am undertaking my DPhil exploring electroencephalographic biomarkers of acute and prolonged alterations of consciousness after TBI. I am particularly interested in the clinical and research development of a Continuous ElectroEncephaloGraphy in Critical Care (CCEEG) service in Oxford.

I and Prof. Sangeeta Mehta (University of Toronto) are Co-PIs of the SAnDMAN Study on Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium Management in ICU.

In 2019, I was elected Council Member of the NeuroAnaesthesia and Critical Care Society (NACCS UK) and will serve a second mandate from 2023 to 2026.



Twitter: @priscolara @OxfordNeuroCrit @OxfordNCCR @SAnDMAN_Study