Just as it takes a special kind of person to thrive in the high-pressure environment of the emergency room, it takes a unique individual to work with children. When you combine the two you get Dr Jason Acworth, Director of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Jason is passionate about paediatric emergency research as well as providing frontline care saying that, ‘One of the best things about working with children is that you never really have to grow up yourself’.

Having worked all over the world, Jason believes that investment in paediatric research is paramount to delivering world-class healthcare and building a healthier future for all Australians. This reverence for research has led him to be involved in a plethora of projects, particularly those exploring developments in paediatric resuscitation and simulation education.

Jason was instrumental in establishing PREDICT (Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative), a research network aimed at improving emergency care for children and young people. He also served as Chair of PREDICT from 2008 to 2009 and continues to work with the collaborative to achieve rapid and successful translation of research outcomes into widespread practice.

Having co-authored 38 publications in peer reviewed journals in the last 10 years and being involved in the procurement of over $4.5 million in research funding, Jason is a leader in the paediatric emergency field.

Find out more about Jason’s research and published work below: