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Areas of interest

  • Global Critical Care Medicine and Critical care medicine in a public health context
  • Experimental and Translational Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma and Neurocritical Care.

Eamon Raith

MBBS DipCH MACCP MClinUS PhD


Visiting Researcher in Global Surgery (critical care)

  • 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

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. He 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.

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’s research also includes 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. This international programme spans pre-clinical research, genomics and neurogenomics, mechanistic clinical research, clinical trials and international population studies in these areas. 

Currently he is engaged in systematic reviews of burns and neurotrauma outcomes in the low resource setting, and leading a Delphi study to determine the global critical care medicine research agenda.

Dr Raith is available to supervise higher degree by research candidates and is happy to discuss relevant projects with interested students.