Dr Hamish Graham is a paediatrician and research fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital and University of Melbourne. He works clinically in the RCH Tuberculosis clinic and Immigrant Health clinic, and has a passion for the health of asylum seeker and refugee children. Dr Graham's research focuses on child pneumonia, oxygen therapy, implementation of low-cost child health interventions, and child health programming in humanitarian emergency settings.
Dr Graham completed his medical training at Monash University (MBBS Hons), and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) specialising in Paediatrics. He completed a Masters of Public Health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MD, USA) as a Fulbright scholar, and PhD at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Graham has previously lived and worked in diverse settings, including:
• Paediatric care in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory working predominantly with Indigenous children;
• Clinical researcher in paediatric and maternity hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan, exploring the use of clinical guidelines and their impact on quality of care;
• Field doctor with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Darfur, Sudan, coordinating a hospital and clinics for 30,000 people displaced by civil war.