Eamon Raith

Eamon Raith

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

- Chief Registrar, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
- Regional Co-Lead for Asia, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society & College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand Global Intensive Care Initiative
- COVID-19 Clinical Advisory Group, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, Australia

Dr Eamon Raith qualified at The University of Adelaide, awarded prizes in surgery and geriatric medicine, in 2011. He trained in intensive care medicine at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, however prior to his ICU training he trained and worked in rural, remote, and Indigenous Health settings in Australia, including St George, Broken Hill, Darwin, Berri and Katherine. He has also worked in paediatric and neonatal retrieval medicine at MedSTAR, the South Australian Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Retrieval service. He completed a fellowship in neurocritical care medicine at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London in 2019/2020, and in 2020 was appointed as an ICU Consultant and ICU Clinical Lead for COVID-19 at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr Raith completed his doctoral studies at the University of Adelaide under the mentorship of Professor Peter Devitt.

In 2021, he returned to Australia, where he is a Chief Registrar in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at The Royal Adelaide Hospital and a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Critical Care Medicine at The University of Adelaide. He also continues to hold honorary appointments at the Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London, and The Nuffield Department of Surgery at The University of Oxford.

Dr Raith’s research focusses on experimental and translational critical care medicine, with a focus on immune function and therapy in critical illness, including SARS-CoV-2 and other severe viral illnesses, and neurocritical care. This international programme spans pre-clinical research, genomics and neurogenomics, mechanistic clinical research, clinical trials and international population studies in these areas.

Dr Raith is developing the global critical care medicine programme within the Oxford University Global Surgery Group. This integrative critical care and public health research 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 programme specifically addresses the provision of critical care for non-communicable diseases, including surgical, obstetric, neuroscience and trauma critical care, and sequelae of these illnesses.

Dr Raith is available to supervise higher degree by research candidates.

  • Research Interests
    • Experimental and translational critical care medicine
    • Neurocritical Care
    • Global Critical Care Medicine
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Chief Registrar Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2020 - ongoing Visiting Academic in Global Surgery (Critical Care) University of Oxford
    2020 - 2020 Consultant Intensivist University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    2019 - ongoing Clinical Lecturer University College London
    2017 - ongoing Clinical Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2017 - ongoing 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


  • Royal Adelaide Hospital Clinical Project Grant

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


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


  • Covidien Venous Thromboembolism Prevention & Management Research Grant
    "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

  • 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
  • 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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