Dr Simpson practices as a consultant paediatric intensivist. She had worked as a Consultant in the PICU at Freeman Hospital since 2013, where her practice is focussed on cardiothoracic intensive care of neonates, paediatrics and adolescents.
Dr Simpson graduated from Nottingham University in 1999 and gained specialist registration in PICM with the RCPCH in 2012. She has a Masters degree in Child health and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK.
Dr Simpson practices as a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist. She had worked as a consultant in the PICU at Freeman Hospital since 2013. Her practice is focussed on cardiothoracic intensive care of neonates, paediatrics and adolescents. She volunteers on overseas charity trips to locations where complex cardiac surgery is not the norm and teaches the local staff in PICM. She teaches Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Stabilisation of the Sick Child.
Dr Simpson is co-Lead of the Paediatric Ventricular Assist Device programme at Freeman Hospital. She authors and manages the Patients and Families area of the Berlin Heart Academy website.
Dr Simpson has several main areas of special interest. Her main interest is ventricular assist device therapy. In 2020, her team won a European Commission award for work on mobility in children on Berlin Heart VAD.
Another clinical interest is in pain, sedation, withdrawal and delirium and she has authored guidelines in this area for paediatric cardiothoracic patients.
Dr Simpson has an interest in post-graduate education and in multi-disciplinary research. She specialises in projects which involve parents, patients and families in directing and delivering care.