Louella Vaughan

Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Trust

Louella Vaughan is an Acute Physician and clinical academic. Before joining the Nuffield Trust in November 2014, she spent 6 years with the Northwest London CLAHRC, where she was Senior Clinical Research Lead.

At the Nuffield Trust, she will help to develop research around unscheduled and emergency care. 

Louella’s undergraduate medical degree was undertaken at the University of Queensland and she trained in General (Internal) Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. She has an MPhil in the History of Medicine from the University of Cambridge and received scholarships from the Wellcome Trust and the Overseas Research Scheme to complete a DPhil in Early Modern History from the University of Oxford. Her research interests include the identification and risk stratification of the acutely unwell patient, medication safety and systems and processes of acute care. She has also has extensive experience of quality improvement, with her team winning the BMJ Star Award for Improvement in Patient Safety in 2013.

Louella works as an Acute Physician at the Royal London Hospital and continues to work for the Northwest London CLAHRC. She is the Research Group Lead and a Council Member of the Society for Acute Medicine, is a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group on Sepsis, an External Clinical Advisor for the Ombudsman and has sat on a number of Working Parties of the Royal College of Physicians, including the Future Hospital Commission.