MR Hamish Graham

MR Hamish Graham


  • Global Child Health
  • Indigenous Child Health
  • Public Health, Primary Health Care
  • Refugee Health



  • Dr Hamish Graham is a Consultant Paediatrician and Research Fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Centre for International Child Health (University of Melbourne). Dr Graham works for the Centre for International Child Health, where he currently coordinates a multi-country project introducing oxygen into small hospitals in Papua New Guinea and Nigeria (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant). He also works clinically in the RCH Tuberculosis clinic and Immigrant Health clinic, and has an outspoken passion for the health of asylum seeker and refugee children. Dr Graham has previously lived and worked in diverse settings, including: • as a paediatric registrar in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory working predominantly with Indigenous children; • as a clinical researcher in paediatric and maternity hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan, exploring the use of clinical guidelines and their impact on quality of care; • as a field doctor with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Darfur, Sudan, coordinating a hospital and clinics for 30,000 people displaced by civil war. Dr Graham completed his medical training at Monash University, and studied International Development through RMIT University – subsequently returning to lecture on refugee health. He spent one year at Johns Hopkins University in the United States as a Fulbright scholar, before returning to Australia to complete his specialist training in Paediatrics through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Graham’s research interests are in improving the quality of care for children, understanding refugee health and developmental issues, and developing models of care for children with chronic health conditions. He has led systematic reviews on Refugee Child Health, Oxygen Therapy, and Care of Children with Chronic Health Conditions. He is currently co-investigator for a multi-million dollar project seeking to scale up oxygen therapy in Nigeria and Papua New Guinea, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates   


Member of

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Fellow of the College 2010 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Dr Hamish Graham has been supported with the following grants: John Burge Trust (2017-2018): AUD $8,000, Primary Investigator. “Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in Victorian children: a retrospective clinical audit of LTBI management, and factors affecting adherence to, and completion of, treatment”. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2015-2018): USD $5.34 million, Co-investigator. “Evaluating the effectiveness and impact of pulse-oximetry and supplemental oxygen in the treatment of infants and children with pneumonia: a large-scale multi-center implementation trial”. Large-scale field trial in Nigeria and Papua New Guinea.   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2019
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University 2013
  • MSSc, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2008
  • MBBS, Monash University 2005

Awards and honors

  • Melbourne Children’s Clinician-Scientist Fellowship, The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2019
  • Victorian Government, 2019
  • Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research, Finalist, Australian Government, 2019
  • Research Rising Star Award: Early Career Researcher, University of Melbourne, 2018
  • Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2018
  • CSL Florey Next Generation Award Winner, Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2018
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2014
  • Delta Omega Society of Excellence for academic excellence and contribution to Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
  • Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship, American-Australian Fulbright Commission, 2012
  • Global Health Scholarship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
  • Field Placement Award to undertake field research in Afghanistan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence, RMIT University, 2008
  • Jane Connor Memorial Scholarship for outstanding contribution to Global Health, Monash University, 2004
  • Rural Australian Medical Scholarship, Australian Government, 2001
  • John Flynn Scholarhip to undertake medical placement in rural area, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, 2001



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Hamish Graham currently supervises medical and graduate students to undertake research placements and degrees.