Dr Calum Roberts, Consultant Neonatologist

Dr Calum Roberts is a Consultant Neonatologist at Monash Children’s Hospital, and currently holds the Monash University Kathleen Tinsley Research Fellowship.

He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2017, for research into the use of nasal High Flow breathing support in premature infants. Calum designed and led the HIPSTER Trial, the largest published trial of neonatal High Flow treatment, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Dr Roberts has particular interest in resuscitation and respiratory support for preterm infants, and within the Perinatal Transition Research Group is working to determine the best ways to support the breathing of premature infants in early life. As a Consultant Neonatologist at Monash Newborn he is able to translate his research findings into care at the bedside, and improve outcomes for newborn infants.

As a member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand’s Early Career Research Executive, Dr Roberts is involved in supporting the development of perinatal early career researchers throughout Australasia.

Selected publications

  • Green EA, Dawson JA, Davis PG, De Paoli AG, Roberts CT(2018) Assessment of resistance of nasal continuous positive airway pressure interfaces. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed Dec 19. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315838. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Abraham V, Manley BJ, Owen LS, Stewart MJ, Davis PG, Roberts CT (2018) Nasal high-flow during neonatal and infant transport in Victoria, Australia. Acta Paediatr Nov 21. doi: 10.1111/apa.14650. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Manley BJ, Roberts CT, Froisland DH, Doyle LW, Davis PG, Owen LS (2018) Refining the Use of Nasal High-Flow Therapy as Primary Respiratory Support for Preterm Infants. J Pediatr 2018;196:65-70 e1.

  • Roberts CT, Hodgson KA (2017) Nasal high flow treatment in preterm infants. Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017; 3:15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40748-017-0056-y

  • Ferguson KN, Roberts CT, Manley BJ, Davis PG (2017) Interventions to Improve Rates of Successful Extubation in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics 2017; 171(2): 165-174.

  • Roberts CT, Owen LS, Manley BJ, Frøisland DH, Donath SM, Dalziel KM, Pritchard MA, Cartwright DW, Collins CL, Malhotra AM, Davis PG (2016) for the HIPSTER Trial Investigators. Nasal High Flow for Primary Respiratory Support in Preterm Infants. N Engl J Med 2016; 375: 1142-51

  • Roberts CT, Owen LS, Manley BJ, Davis PG for the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN). High flow support in very preterm infants in Australia and New Zealand. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2016; 101(5): F401-03

  • Roberts CT, Kortekaas R, Dawson JA, Manley BJ, Owen LS, Davis (2016) The effects of non-invasive respiratory support on oropharyngeal temperature and humidity: a neonatal manikin study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2016; 101(3): F248-52.

  • O’Shea JE, Thio M, Kamlin COF, McGrory L, Wong C, John J, Roberts C, Kuschel C, Davis PG (2015). Videolaryngoscopy to Teach Neonatal Intubation: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics 2015 Nov; 136(5): 912-9.

  • Roberts CT, Manley BJ, Dawson JA, Davis PG (2014). Nursing Perceptions of High-flow Nasal Cannulae Treatment for Very Preterm Infants. J Paediatr Child Health 2014; 50(10): 806-810.