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Paediatrician, Royal Children's Hospital; Research Fellow, Centre for International Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital

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.


  • 2014–present
    Paediatrician, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
  • 2015–present
    Research fellow, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne


  • 2019 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2013 
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health (MPH)
  • 2008 
    RMIT University, MSSc International Development
  • 2008 
    National Board of Public Health Examiners, Certified in Public Health (CPH)
  • 2005 
    Monash University, MBBS (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)