Professor David Story is Foundation Chair of Anaesthesia at the University of Melbourne; and Deputy Director of the Centre for Integrated Critical Care (CICC). He is also Associate Director of the Melbourne Melbourne Academic Centre for Health. David is a member of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network, the ANZCA Research Committee, and the ANZCA Safety and Quality Committee. His main research interest is clinically and cost-effective approaches to reduce perioperative risk, complications, disability, and mortality. His clinical work involves perioperative care for most surgical specialties including liver transplantation.