Rashan Haniffa completed his Doctoral training at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford in Clinical Medicine on a methodology for evaluating acute and critical care services in resource limited settings. He is now completing his advanced training in critical care medicine and anaesthesia in London alongside his appointment as a NIHR Clinical Lecturer at University College London. His research undertakings have resulted in numerous national research grants focused on building capacity for critical care in resource limited settings. He co- founded a national intensive care registry and bed surveillance system in South Asia. He is a founding trustee and research lead of the Network for Improving Critical care Systems and Training NICST), a UK based charity which aims to build global health and critical care capacity in lower and middle-income countries by fusing surveillance, research, training, and clinical quality improvement methodologies.