Dr Calum Roberts, Consultant Neonatologist

Dr Calum Roberts is a member of the Perinatal Transition Research group in The Ritchie Centre.

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Areas of interest

Birth asphyxia Cerebral Palsy Fetal growth restriction (FGR) Preterm birth

Research group

Perinatal Transition


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.

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