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Senior lecturer, Intensive Care Specialist, The University of Queensland

Greg Kelly is a pediatrician and pediatric intensive care specialist intensivist and runs the Pediatrica Intensiva podcast. He trained in pediatrics and ICU at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, pediatric palliative care at Westmead Children’s Hospital and pediatric cardiac ICU at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Toronto, Canada. He has previously been the medical lead for Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice and spent several years working in both the Northern Territory and at Queensland Children’s Hospital.

He has become increasingly interested in how things work, how they fail, and how we can make them better. In 2019 he completed an MBA at Melbourne Business School. During in the COVID crisis he, along with several other frontline healthcare workers, organised a series of campaigns to prompt governments to take the threat seriously and to protect healthcare workers and served on a key COVID strategic advisory body.

He sees the key challenges of the health system as better reflecting and serving the community, enhancing survivorship and dealing with the immense challenges that the climate crisis requires.

He lives and works on Darug and Gadigal country in Sydney, Australia.


  • 2015–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland