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Professor Lyvonne Tume

Professor of Critical Care Nursing

Allied Health, Social Work & Wellbeing

Department: Allied Health, Social Work & Wellbeing

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Lyvonne Tume is Professor of Critical Care Nursing at Edge Hill University. She holds an honorary clinical and research contract in PICU at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. She is the editor of Nursing in Critical Care and on the editorial board for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She is a PICU nurse with over 25 years’ experience both in Australia and in the UK (dual British and Australian citizenship) and continues to maintain some clinical practice. She has over 130 peer reviewed publications and has held several NIHR research grants, including a new multicentre trial, one of the few nurses to have led a trial of this size and one of only two in intensive care.  Her main research interest focuses on improving nutrition in critically ill children, particularly around enteral feeding, but she also focuses on respiratory critical care: making endotracheal suctioning safer, weaning mechanical ventilation and preventing extubation failure, often with a focus on children after cardiac surgery. She is a visiting professor for the School of Health Sciences in Geneva and is a member of the NIHR HTA funding panel. She is a co-investigator on 4 other current NIHR HTA studies. She currently supervises 4 PhD students and is an ESPNIC mentor.