Professor Hugh Grantham

Professor of Paramedics

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Sturt West Wing (W250)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Undergraduate St Thomas's Hospital London 1980 . Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Medical Director South Australian Ambulance Service Until 2011. Member of the Australian Resuscitation Council. Team leader university paramedic course accreditation teams for the CAA. State chair of quality and safety committees on handover and deteriorating patient. Involved in the stroke and cardiac networks, now the expert working panels and reforming health. Interests in, Clinical education, Emergency medicine and disaster medicine, Resuscitation. National educator for the advanced life support program. Senior instructor ALS and EMST courses. Educator and examiner for the RACGP. Clinically active as a part-time senior medical officer Flinders Medical Centre emergency department. Involved in appropriate management of Elderly patients, Member of the ministerial advisory task force on care of elderly patients and clinical mentor for the South Australian extended care paramedic program.



Honours, awards and grants
Humanitarian services metal
Ambulance Services Medal ASM
Key responsibilities

Head of unit paramedic unit.

Assistant Dean Student Affairs SOM
Senior medical practitioner SAAS

Research expertise
Education systems
Other medical and health sciences
Research interests
Prehospital emergency care
clinical education
quality and safety systems
health system improvement
Teaching interests
Emergency medicine
prehospital emergency care
disaster management
medical education
Supervisory interests
Deteriorating patient
Pre hospital emergency care
Safety and quality
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Education skills teaching (1)
Associate supervisor: Disaster triage (1), Spinal injury management (1), First response bystander / rescuer behaviour (1), Ethnicity and impact on chest pain presentation and management (1)
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Prehospital emergency care and ambulance
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