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A/Professor Ed Oakley
A/Prof Oakley is a paediatric emergency medicine specialist, Director of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and an honorary Research fellow at Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Ed a member of the Paediatric Leadership Group of the Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network; the Clinical trials group of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine; the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation, and a Board member of the Emergency Medicine Foundation.
- Director Emergency Medicine - Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
- Clinical Associate Professor - University of Melbourne
- Executive Past Chair – Paediatric Emergency Medicine Centre of Research Excellence
2013: John Gilroy Potts award for best original research article by a fellow, Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
2012: Best original research presentation, International Conference for Emergency Medicine, Dublin (for CRIB trial)
1997: Buchanan Prize for best fellowship exam performance,
Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
A/Prof Ed Oakley's research interests are in clinical research. He has a particular interest in randomised controlled trials that inform clinical management, and his research on immobilisation of forearm fractures has influenced management in paediatric emergency departments. A/Prof Oakley's major research in the next few years will focus on the multicentre randomised trials in bronchiolitis, and seizure management, and observational studies in head injury management in children in the ED.
His long term interests are to create globally competitive research networks in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, though PREDICT, to develop further multicentre research projects in paediatric emergency medicine that will answer specific clinical questions, and close evidence gaps, and to ensure sustainable research capacity in Australia and New Zealand paediatric emergency medicine research.
Knowledge Translation Study- Bronchiolitis Management
CONSEPT- Convulsive Status Epilepticus Paediatric Trial
Changing incidence of CT for head injury
APHIRST- Australian Paediatric Head Injury Rules Study
BELLS PALSY- Randomised Controlled Trial
Babl FE, Krieser D, Oakley E, Dalziel S. A Platform for Paediatric Acute Care Research. EMA Accepted for pucblcation 17 July 2014
Yeaman F, Oakley E, Meek R, Graudins A. Sub-dissociative dose intranasal ketamine for limb injury pain in children in the emergency department: a pilot study. EMA Accepted for publication Feb 2013
Ed Oakley, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Jason Acworth, David Krieser, Stuart Dalziel, Andrew Davidson, Susan Donath, Kim Jachno, Mike South, Theane Theophilos, Franz E Babl, for the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT). Nasogastric hydration versus intravenous hydration for infants with bronchiolitis: a randomised trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2013:1(2), 113–20
Lyttle, Mark D, Cheek John A, Blackburn Carol, Oakley Ed, Ward Brenton, Fry Amanda, Jachno Kim, Babl Franz E. Applicability of the CATCH, CHALICE and PECARN paediatric head injury clinical decision rules: pilot data from a single Australian centre. Emergency Medicine Journal2012: 29(10):785-94,
Oakley E, Taylor D, Coates T, Davidson A, Fry A, Babl F. A primer for clinical research in the emergency department: Part IV: Multicentre Research. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2012:24(5):482-91
Tosif S, Baker A, Oakley E, Donath S, Babl FE. Contamination rates of different urine collection methods for the diagnosis of urinary tract infection in young children: an observational cohort study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 2012:48(8), 659-664
Francis D Lockie, Sarah Dalton, Ed Oakley, Franz E Babl. Triggers for Head CT following Paediatric Head Injury: Comparison of Physicians Reported Practice and Clinical Decision Rules Archives of Disease in Childhood (Accepted for publication 15 Dec 2011)
Lyttle, Mark; Crowe, Louise; Oakley, Ed; Dunning, Joel; Babl, Franz. Comparing CATCH, CHALICE, and PECARN Clinical Decision Rules for Paediatric Head Injuries. Emergency Medicine Journal (2012). doi:10.1136/emermed-2011-200225
Babl FE, Young S, Oakley E Developing Academic Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Australia and New Zealand (editorial) Emergency Medicine Australasia; 2011:23, 1-3
Oakley, E. Deasey, C. Robinson, J. "Using 0.45% normal saline solution and a modified dosing regimen for infusing N-acetylcysteine in children with paracetamol poisoning" Emergency Medicine Australasia; 2011:23, 63-67
- National Health and Medical Research Council
- The Health Research Council in New Zealand
- Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Fund (QEMRF)
- Jack Brockhoff Foundation
- Perpetual Trustees