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Dr Hamish Graham
Dr Graham is a clinician-scientist fellow within the International Child Health group at the MCRI. Hamish is also a consultant paediatrician at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) and senior research fellow at the Centre for International Child Health (University of Melbourne).
Hamish's research interests are in respiratory support for children and neonates, improving the quality of care for children, understanding refugee health and developmental issues, and developing models of care for children with chronic health conditions and disability. He currently leads research programs related to oxygen therapy and child pneumonia in Nigeria and Uganda, 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 spent one year 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
Hamish has been a consultant and advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, and is recognised as a global expert on pulse oximetry and oxygen system. He has contributed to guidelines and policy on oxygen therapy in Nigeria, Ethiopia and through the WHO and UNICEF. In Australia, he has contributed to state and national health policy, including the Victorian immunisation policy, Victorian tuberculosis guidelines and the Australian Human Right's Commission report on the health of children in Immigration Detention.