Paul Young is an Intensive Care Specialist at Wellington Hospital and is actively involved in clinical research designed to improve the outcomes of critically ill patients around the world. Over the past three years, while working full time as an intensive care specialist, Dr Young has completed a PhD in clinical research. He has more than $25 million of current research funding, and is involved in research collaborations with colleagues from around the world. He was recently awarded the Health Research Council of NZ’s Lily Medal, recognising an outstanding contribution to health research: his winning study evaluated intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill patients. The study was one of two Dr Young was involved in that were published online in the two most prestigious medical journals in the world in the same week.