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Dr Hamish Graham

Dr Hamish Graham

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Role Team Leader / Clinician-Scientist Fellow

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Dr Graham is a Clinician-Scientist and Team Leader in the Centre for International Child Health, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, and Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

Dr Graham leads the Global Oxygen Access team and has research interests in respiratory support for children and neonates, improving the quality of care for children, refugee health, and developing models of care for children with chronic health conditions. He currently leads research programs related to oxygen therapy and child pneumonia in Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, and a program on child disability in Afghanistan. His work has been supported by funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and others.

Dr Graham completed his medical training at Monash University, and studied International Development through RMIT University – receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellent and subsequently returning to lecture on refugee health. He completed his public health training at Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright scholar, before returning to Australia to complete his specialist training in paediatrics through the RCH. Hamish completed his doctoral research at the University of Melbourne on a field trial of improved hospital oxygen systems in Nigeria, for which he was awarded the CSL Florey Next Generation Award for top PhD in health and biomedical sciences.

Dr Graham has previously lived and worked in an array of diverse settings, including as a field doctor for Médecins sans Frontiers and a consultant and advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and others.
Dr Graham is a Clinician-Scientist and Team Leader in the Centre for International Child Health, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, and Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

Dr...
Dr Graham is a Clinician-Scientist and Team Leader in the Centre for International Child Health, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, and Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

Dr Graham leads the Global Oxygen Access team and has research interests in respiratory support for children and neonates, improving the quality of care for children, refugee health, and developing models of care for children with chronic health conditions. He currently leads research programs related to oxygen therapy and child pneumonia in Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, and a program on child disability in Afghanistan. His work has been supported by funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and others.

Dr Graham completed his medical training at Monash University, and studied International Development through RMIT University – receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellent and subsequently returning to lecture on refugee health. He completed his public health training at Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright scholar, before returning to Australia to complete his specialist training in paediatrics through the RCH. Hamish completed his doctoral research at the University of Melbourne on a field trial of improved hospital oxygen systems in Nigeria, for which he was awarded the CSL Florey Next Generation Award for top PhD in health and biomedical sciences.

Dr Graham has previously lived and worked in an array of diverse settings, including as a field doctor for Médecins sans Frontiers and a consultant and advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and others.

Top Publications

  • Bagayana, S, Subhi, R, Moore, G, Mugerwa, J, Peake, D, Nakintu, E, Murokora, D, Rassool, R, Sklar, M, Graham, H, et al. Technology to improve reliable access to oxygen in Western Uganda: study protocol for a phased implementation trial in neonatal and paediatric wards. BMJ Open 12(6) : e054642 2022
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  • Graham, HR, Olojede, OE, Bakare, AAA, McCollum, ED, Iuliano, A, Isah, A, Osebi, A, Seriki, I, Ahmed, T, Ahmar, S, et al. Pulse oximetry and oxygen services for the care of children with pneumonia attending frontline health facilities in Lagos, Nigeria (INSPIRING-Lagos): study protocol for a mixed-methods evaluation. BMJ Open 12(5) : e058901 2022
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  • Graham, HR, Kamuntu, Y, Miller, J, Barrett, A, Kunihira, B, Engol, S, Kabunga, L, Lam, F, Olaro, C, Ajilong, H, et al. Hypoxaemia prevalence and management among children and adults presenting to primary care facilities in Uganda: A prospective cohort study. PLOS Global Public Health 2(4) : e0000352 2022
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  • Chen, SJ, Walker, PJ, Mulholland, K, Graham, HR, Duke, T, Graham, H, Graham, S, Gray, A, Gwee, A, von Mollendorf, C, et al. Childhood pneumonia in humanitarian emergencies in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic scoping review. Journal of Global Health 12: 10001 2022
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  • Kevat, PM, Morpeth, M, Graham, H, Gray, AZ. A systematic review of the clinical features of pneumonia in children aged 5-9 years: Implications for guidelines and research. Journal of Global Health 12: 10002 2022
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