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Dr

Hamish Graham

David Bickart Clinical Research Fellowship
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
life sciences & biomedicine
science & technology
humans
child
pediatrics
female
nigeria
pneumonia
male
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Dr

Hamish Graham

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Public Health
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Dr

Hamish Graham

 

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 currently leads multi-country projects on child pneumonia and oxygen therapy (Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Uganda) and a child disability support project in Afghanistan.

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. He completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with University College Hospital Ibadan.

Dr Graham is a collaborative clinician-researcher, with interests in improving the quality of care for children, pulse oximetry and oxygen therapy, understanding refugee health and developmental issues, and developing models of care for children with chronic health conditions. He works with: World Health Organization (WHO); Save the Children; University of Ibadan; University College London; Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI); FREO2 Foundation. He is a member of international coalitions including: Every Breath Counts; Pneumonia Innovations Network; United for Oxygen. His work has been funded by: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Grand Challenges Canada; WHO; RCH Foundation; Save the Children/GSK; anonymous donors.

Dr Graham currently leads projects on child pneumonia and oxygen therapy in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, and Uganda including the Oxygen Implementation Project (BMGF), INSPIRING child pneumonia project (Save/GSK), and Uganda Oxygen scale-up project (CHAI). He also leads the Mighty Children child disability project in Afghanistan (GCC). Dr Graham has contributed to policy on oxygen therapy in Nigeria (state and national), Ethiopia (national) and globally (WHO, UNICEF). He has led systematic reviews on Refugee Child Health, Oxygen Therapy, and Care of Children with Chronic Health Conditions and authored over 30 academic publications.

Dr Graham 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. He contributed to the Human Right’s Commission report on the health of children in Immigration Detention, Victorian immunisation policy, and Victorian tuberculosis guidelines.

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.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research, Finalist

Australian Government

2019

Melbourne Children’s Clinician-Scientist Fellowship

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation

2019

Victorian Government

2018

Research Rising Star Award: Early Career Researcher

University of Melbourne

2018

Australian Institute of Policy and Science

2018

Australian Institute of Policy and Science

2018

CSL Florey Next Generation Award Winner

Australian Institute of Policy and Science

2013

Delta Omega Society of Excellence for academic excellence and contribution to Public Health

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

Global Health Scholarship

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2012

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship

American-Australian Fulbright Commission

2008

Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence

RMIT University

2004

Jane Connor Memorial Scholarship for outstanding contribution to Global Health

Monash University

2001

John Flynn Scholarhip to undertake medical placement in rural area

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

2001

Rural Australian Medical Scholarship

Australian Government

2014

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


David Bickart Clinical Research Fellowship

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Fellow Of The College

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Masters of Public Health

Johns Hopkins University

Masters of Social Science (International Development)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Monash University