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Dr Jonathan Kaufman
Dr Jonathan Kaufman is a General Paediatrician at Sunshine Hospital and Director of Clinical Training at Western Health.
He is completing his PhD in the Health Services Research Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and with the University of Melbourne. Jonathan's PhD focuses on the effective and cost-effective investigation of paediatric urinary tract infections.
His PhD work has included clinical trials, health economics and qualitative research. The research has resulted in 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals including a Randomised Controlled Trial published in The BMJ. Findings have been cited and incorporated in national and international clinical practice guidelines, and the research has been recognised with over 20 awards and prizes.
Finalist: Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research: Victoria (2020)
Best Paper (PhD) Award: Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand (2019)
Best Short Talk: Faculty of Medicine ECR Symposium, University of Melbourne (2019)
Best Student Publication Prize: Murdoch Children's Research Institute (2018)
Best Poster Prize: Faculty of Medicine ECR Symposium, University of Melbourne (2018)
Melbourne Medical School Student Publication Prize: University of Melbourne (2018)
Best Poster Prize (Paediatrics): RACP National Congress (2018)
Postgraduate Health Research Scholarship: Murdoch Children's Research Institute (2017)
Research Training Program Scholarship: University of Melbourne (2017)
Finalist: Victorian Public Healthcare Awards: Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research (2017)
Joan Robson Research Prize: Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health UK (2017)
Prize in Paediatric Emergency Medicine: PREDICT Paediatric Research Network (2016)
Basser Research Entry Scholarship: Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2016)
Jeannie Poolman Travelling Scholarship: Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (2016)
Best Trainee Paper Prize: Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (2016)
Best Trainee Paper Prize: Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (2015)
Paediatric Trainee Research Award For Excellence: RACP Victoria (2015)
Advanced Trainee Research Prize: Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (2015)
Doctor In Training Research Scholarship: Avant Mutual Group (2015)
Dr Kaufman's research focuses on improved clinical care for children with common medical problems.
His PhD investigated effective and cost-effective evaluation of paediatric urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are one of the most common bacterial infections of early childhood. Although common, UTIs can be hard to diagnose in young children, but important to identify and treat promptly to avoid complications such as severe infections (sepsis) and permanent kidney scarring. The PhD included clinical trials, health economic evaluation and qualitative research. This has led to several peer reviewed publications including a Randomised Controlled Trial published in the high ranking journal The BMJ. The research has been recognised with over 20 awards and prizes. Findings have been incorporated into major national and international policies and clinical practice guidelines including in Australia, the UK, Canada, Italy and Finland.
Jonathan has 20 publications in peer reviewed journals, multiple presentations at national and international conferences, and is an invited reviewer for international journals. His work has received funding and scholarship support from the University of Melbourne, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Avant Mutual Group, Western Health, the Shepherd Foundation, Bond University, Royal Children's Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Jonathan is the Clinical Research Lead for the Department of General Paediatrics, Western Health, supervises paediatric trainee research projects at Western Health, and supervises MD research student projects in the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Melbourne.
Jonathan is also an honorary Clinical Senior Fellow with the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.
Kaufman J, Tosif S, Fitzpatrick P, Hopper S, Donath S, Bryant P, Babl F. Faster clean catch urine collection from infants: the Quick-Wee randomised controlled trial. The BMJ, 2017;357:j1341
Kaufman J, Temple-Smith M, Sanci L. Urine sample collection from young pre-continent children. Common methods and the new Quick-Wee technique. British Journal of General Practice, 2020; 70 (690): 42-43
Kaufman J, Temple-Smith M, Sanci L. Urinary tract infections in children: an overview of diagnosis and management. BMJ Paediatrics Open 2019;3:e000487.
Kaufman J, Knight A, Bryant P, Babl F, Dalziel K. Liquid Gold: the cost-effectiveness of urine sample collection methods for young pre-continent children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, Published Online First: 23 August 2019.
Kaufman J. How to… collect urine samples from young children. Archives of Disease in Childhood Education & Practice, Published Online First: 23 August 2019.
Kaufman J, Tosif S, Fitzpatrick P, Hopper S, Donath S, Bryant P, Babl F. QuickWee: a novel non invasive urine collection method. Emergency Medicine Journal 2017 Jan;34(1):63-64
Kaufman J, Fitzpatrick P, Tosif S, Hopper S, Donath S, Bryant P, Babl F. The QuickWee Trial: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of gentle suprapubic cutaneous stimulation to hasten non-invasive urine collection from infants. BMJ Open 2016 Aug 10;6(8):e011357
Bills H, Kaufman J. The value of study groups. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, in press
Di Marco N, Kaufman J, Rodda C. Shedding Light on Vitamin D Status and its complexities during pregnancy, infancy and childhood: an Australian perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019;16(4), 538
Waterham M, Kaufman J, Gibb S. Childhood constipation. Australian Family Physician. Vol. 46, No. 12, Dec 2017: 908-912
Tosif S, Kaufman J, Fitzpatrick P, Hopper S, Hoq M, Donath S, Babl F. Clean Catch Urine Collection: Time taken and diagnostic implication. A Prospective Observational Study. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health 2017 Oct;53(10):970-975
Kaufman J, White S. An approach to the child with dysmorphic features [short-case], Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2017 Mar:53(3): 221-2
Kaufman J, Messazos B, Sharples N, Cameron F. Extreme physiological gynaecomastia in the neonate: Observation not intervention. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2015 Oct;51(10):1030-2
Kaufman J, Schmolzer G, Kamlin C, Davis P. Mask Ventilation of Preterm Infants in the Delivery Room. Archives of Diseases in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition, 2013:98:F405-F410
Kaufman J, Davis J, Krause V. Influenza Immunisation of Doctors at an Australian Tertiary Hospital: Immunisation Rate and Factors Contributing to Uptake. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 2008;32:443-448
Early Career Research Grant: Western Health (2020)
Sustainable Healthcare Award: Bond University (2019)
Research Grant: Shepherd Foundation (2015)