Professor John Fraser
Professor of ICU and Anaesthesia, The University of Queensland, QLD
Director, Critical Care Research Group, The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD
Director of ICU, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, QLD
John Fraser is a graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1991. Prior qualification in ICU medicine, he completed fellowships in internal medicine, anaesthesia and a PhD in fetal surgery. During his NHMRC fellowship-supported PhD, he won 13 national and international research awards, and was the co-founder of the Royal Children's Hospital Burns Research Group. John formed the Critical Care Research Group in 2004, which has now grown from humble beginnings to become the largest group of its kind in Australasia which encompasses Intensive Care, Cardiology, Cardiac surgery, Anaesthesia, Emergency and basic science, engineering and basic animal models. The group have developed three purpose built labs and work in a state of the art animal research facility, on transfusion models, acuter lung injury, artificial heart and transplantation of heart and lung, using the ex vivo lung resuscitation device. His interest in blood and ICU resulted in his PhD student Dr John Paul Tung winning the prestigious Vox Sanguinis Best Paper 2011 for his work on TRALI. He runs multiple animal, human and secondary data analysis studies in the field of blood and critical care. He recently devised and formed a national collaborative group aimed at optimising the utilisation of blood products in cardiac surgery. He has published over 190 peer reviewed papers, supervises 16 MPhil, PhD and honours students. He has 5 children and supports Glasgow Celtic.