The DEPICT Study is led by an experienced team of doctors and nurses working in children's intensive care units across England and Wales, parents of children who have been transported to PICUs in the past, academic experts and an NHS commissioner. The DEPICT research team are responsible for the day to day management of the research, and make up the Study Management Group (SMG). The SMG meets on a monthly basis (more regularly if required) to assess study progress against the milestones agreed with the NIHR and go through the results of the study as they come in.


Chief Investigator

Dr Padmanabhan Ramnarayan

Children's Acute Transport Service

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Workstream leads

Prof Elizabeth Draper (University of Leicester)

Dr Jo Wray (Great Ormond Street Hospital)

Prof Steve Morris (University College London)

Dr Christina Pagel (University College London)


Dr Fatemah Rajah (Embrace Transport Service)

Dr Will Marriage (WATCh transport service)

Dr Patrick Davies (Nottingham)

Eithne Polke (CATS)

Rachel Lundy (NHS England)

Parent representatives

Mr Matthew Entwistle

Ms Anna Pearce

Research Associates

Dr Ruth Evans

Victoria Barber

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Dr Sarah Seaton

University of Leicester

Study Co-ordinator

Nick Hudson

Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC), London.