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Equality & Diversity


Dr Charlotte Summers PhD FRCP FFICM

Hosted by Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS

For this year's WiSETI lecture we welcome Dr Charlotte Summers who led the critical care response to COVID at Addenbrooke's Hospital. 

Charlotte will share her scientific journey alongside a commentary on what it's like to be a woman scientist today.



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Charlotte Summers is an ICU Consultant who graduated in both Biomedical Sciences and Medicine from the University of Southampton, and later undertook a PhD at the   University of Cambridge, alongside specialist clinical training in Respiratory (Cambridge) and Intensive Care Medicine (London). 


She was subsequently appointed as the UK’s first NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine, and awarded a Fulbright All-disciplines Scholar Award and a Wellcome Trust Fellowship for Postdoctoral Clinician Scientists.  Charlotte returned to Cambridge from University of California San Francisco in 2015, and currently co-leads the Peri-operative, Acute, Critical Care and Emergency (PACE) medicine Section of the Department of Medicine.


Charlotte led the critical care surge response to COVID at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and is a member of the UK-COVID Therapeutic Advisory Panel, advising the Chief Medical Officer about therapies to be tested in the national clinical trials, and Chief Investigator of HEAL-COVID, a national Urgent Public Health clinical trial for Long COVID.









Monday, 28 June, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Event location: 
Zoom Video Conferencing