Eamon Raith

Eamon Raith

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Eamon Raith is a Senior Registrar in the Intensive Care Unit at The Royal Adelaide Hospital and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Discipline of Acute Care Medicine at The University of Adelaide. He is also appointed as an Honorary Clinical Senior Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at The University of Oxford, and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine, within the Department of Experimental and Translational Medicine, at University College London. He coordinates colaborative projects across all three sites.

Dr Raith has established research projects in experimental & translational critical care medicine, with a focus on surgical & neurocritical care, and immune function and therapy in critical illness. This international program spans pre-clinical research, neurogenomics, mechanistic clinical research, clinical trials and international population studies in these areas. Recent work has focused on the management of COVID-19 and the role of immunomodulatory therapies and the development of a nascent critical care neurogenomics program in association with the Department of Neurogenetics at the Queen Square Institute of Neurology at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

Dr Raith also leads the Global Critical Care Medicine Program within the Oxford University Global Surgery Group. This program is designed to address issues of global inequity in the provision of resuscitation, emergency care for life-threatening conditions and intensive care, across the emergency and critical care medicine delivery system, including prehospital and in-hospital care. This research specifically addresses the provision of critical care for non-communicable diseases, including surgical, obstetric, neuroscience and trauma critical care, and sequelae of these illnesses. Current projects are focussed on the critical care of children and young adults with head injuries.

Research Interests

  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Experimental medicine

Research Areas & Current Projects

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Trauma Critical Care
  • Sepsis
  • Bioenergetics and genomics in critical illness
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Senior Registrar Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2020 Honorary Clinical Senior Researcher University of Oxford
    2020 - 2020 Consultant Intensivist University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    2019 Clinical Lecturer University College London
    2017 Clinical Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2017 Adjunct Lecturer Monash University
    2017 - 2019 Senior Registrar Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2016 - 2018 Neonatal & Paediatric Retrieval Registrar South Australian Health
    2012 - 2018 Clinical Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award Dr Roneal Naidu Memorial Prize for Impactful Surgical Research University of Adelaide Australia
    2010 Award Prize for Geriatric Medicine The University of Adelaide & The Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Australia
    2009 Award Archibald Watson Prize for Surgery University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2016 - 2016 Monash University Australia Master of Advanced Critical Care Practice
    2013 - 2013 Women's and Children's Hospital Australia Graduate Diploma of Child Health
    2005 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2017 Senior Registrar Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2015 - 2017 Senior Registrar Alfred Hospital Australia
    2015 - 2015 Registrar Modbury Hospital Australia
    2014 - 2015 Registrar Lyell McEwin Health Service Australia
    2013 - 2014 Resident Medical Officer Women's and Children's Hospital Australia
    2012 - 2012 Intern Flinders Medical Centre Australia
  • Research Interests

2019

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital Clinical Project Grant
    $50,000

    "Enteral Naloxone for the Prevention of Opioid-Associated Constipation in Ventilated Intensive Care Patients (PROVINCE)"

2018

  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation
    MS McLeod Research Fund Departmental Research Grant
    $10,000
    "Analysis of the characteristics and outcomes of children undergoing cardiac surgery in Australia and New Zealand"

2013

  • Covidien Venous Thromboembolism Prevention & Management Research Grant
    $12,500
    "An E-learning approach to the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: An Educational and Human Factors Study"

Clinical Lecturer, Discipline of Surgery, The University of Adelaide
Faculty, Victorian Primary Examination Course for CICM (http://www.vpecc.com/faculty.html)
Convenor & Lecturer, Alfred ICU Primary Examination Teaching Program
Advanced Life Support Level 2 Instructor, Australian Resuscitation Council

Course Materials

BloodSafe eLearning Australia, 2011

  • Critical Bleeding Module.

Emedici Online Case-based Learning Environment; Discipline of Surgery, The University of Adelaide

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  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2018 - ongoing Thiamine deficiency in patients admitted to intensive caRe with sEpsis and Septic Shock (TRESS): A Prospective Epidemiological Pilot Study Royal Adelaide Hospital Esther Bulle
    2017 - ongoing Outcomes, clinical characteristics, and health care costs associated with intensive care management of severe (WFNS grade-V) subarachnoid haemorrhage: A single centre retrospective analysis. Royal Adelaide Hospital Minny Ojha
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2010 - 2011 Member University Department of Rural Health Board of Studies University of Sydney Australia
    2006 - 2009 Member Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Society of Critical Care Medicine United States

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