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Associate Professor Graham is a Clinician-Scientist and Team Leader at the Centre for International Child Health, Associate Professor of International Child Health at the University of Melbourne, and Paediatrician at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

Associate Professor 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, and 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.

Associate Professor 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.

Associate Professor 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.
Associate Professor Graham is a Clinician-Scientist and Team Leader at the Centre for International Child Health, Associate Professor of International Child Health at the University of Melbourne, and Paediatrician at The Royal Children’s Hospital...
Associate Professor Graham is a Clinician-Scientist and Team Leader at the Centre for International Child Health, Associate Professor of International Child Health at the University of Melbourne, and Paediatrician at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

Associate Professor 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, and 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.

Associate Professor 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.

Associate Professor 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

  • Bakare, AA, King, C, Salako, J, Bakare, D, Uchendu, OC, Burgess, RA, Shittu, F, Iuliano, A, Isah, A, Ahmed, T, et al. Pneumonia knowledge and care seeking behavior for children under-five years in Jigawa, Northwest Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. Frontiers in Public Health 11: 1198225 2024
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  • Badurdeen, S, Cheong, JLY, Donath, S, Graham, H, Hooper, SB, Polglase, GR, Jacobs, S, Davis, PG. Early Hyperoxaemia and 2-year Outcomes in Infants with Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy- a Secondary Analysis of the Infant Cooling Evaluation (ICE) trial. 2024
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  • Volkman, T, Muruganandah, V, Graham, H, Tosif, S, Stokes, S, Ranganathan, S. QuantiFERON Gold-In-Tube for the diagnosis of mycobacterial tuberculosis infection in children under 5 years of age: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE 19(1) : e0295913 2024
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  • Iuliano, A, Shittu, F, Colbourn, T, Salako, J, Bakare, D, Bakare, AAA, King, C, Graham, H, McCollum, ED, Falade, AG, et al. Community perceptions matter: a mixed-methods study using local knowledge to define features of success for a community intervention to improve quality of care for children under-5 in Jigawa, Nigeria. BMJ Open 13(11) : e069213 2023
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  • Akinrinoye, OO, Labaeka, AA, Fowobaje, KR, Graham, H, Falade, AG. Low Mortality among Under-5 Children with Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A 5-Year Retrospective Analysis of 588 Admissions in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 18(03) : 153 -162 2023
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