Simon Craig

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Simon Craig is a paediatric emergency medicine physician at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

With a strong interest in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, Simon also has a Masters of Health Professional Education. He has considerable experience reviewing training and assessment with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), has worked as Director of Emergency Medicine Training (DEMT) at Monash Medical Centre for a number of years, and is currently a member of the Trainee Research Panel for ACEM.

Simon is currently vice-chair of PREDICT ( and has broad research interests in paediatric emergency medicine.

He is currently conducting a randomised control trial on lignocaine/phenylephrine for the reduction of pain and distress related to insertion of nasogastric tubes in young children. Simon is also the local principal investigator for a multi-site PREDICT study on phenytoin vs leviteracetam for status epilepticus. He is a keen supervisor of post-graduate trainees conducting research into paediatric emergency medicine.

Simon recently edited the Monash Health paediatric emergency medication book ( and has published over 40 peer reviewed journal articles.

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 2010 2017

A multicentre randomised controlled trial of levetiracetam versus phenytoin for convulsive status epilepticus in children (protocol): Convulsive Status Epilepticus Paediatric Trial (ConSEPT) - a PREDICT study

Dalziel, S. R. , Furyk, J. S. , Bonisch, M. , Oakley, E. , Borland, M. , Neutze, J. , Donath, S. , Sharpe, C. , Harvey, S. , Davidson, A. , Craig, S. , Phillips, N. A. , George, S. , Rao, A. , Cheng, N. , Zhang, M. , Sinn, K. , Kochar, A. , Brabyn, C. , Babl, F. E. & 1 others On Behalf of the PREDICT research network 22 Jun 2017 In : BMC Pediatrics. 17, 1, 152

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

An Observational Study of Dyspnea in Emergency Departments: The Asia, Australia, and New Zealand Dyspnea in Emergency Departments Study (AANZDEM)

Kelly, A-M., Keijzers, G., Klim, S., Graham, C. A., Craig, S., Kuan, W. S., Jones, P., Holdgate, A., Lawoko, C., Laribi, S. & the AANZDEM Study Group 1 Mar 2017 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 24, 3, p. 328-336 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Computed tomography for head injuries in children: Change in Australian usage rates over time

Oakley, E., May, R., Hoeppner, T., Sinn, K., Furyk, J. S., Craig, S., Rosengarten, P., Kochar, A., Krieser, D., Dalton, S., Dalziel, S., Neutze, J., Cain, T., Jachno, K., Babl, F. E. & for the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) 1 Apr 2017 In : Emergency Medicine Australasia. 29, 2, p. 192-197 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Heart failure in patients presenting with dyspnoea to the emergency department in the Asia Pacific region: An observational study

Keijzers, G., Kelly, A-M., Cullen, L., Klim, S., Graham, C. A., Craig, S., Kuan, W. S., Jones, P., Holdgate, A., Lawoko, C. & Laribi, S. 1 Feb 2017 In : BMJ Open. 7, 2, 12 p., e013812

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Inaccurate diagnosis of paediatric anaphylaxis in three Australian Emergency Departments

Thomson, H., Seith, R. & Craig, S. 1 Jul 2017 In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 53, 7, p. 698-704 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2013 2015

  • 2 Editorial responsibility

Emergency Medicine Australasia (Journal)

Craig, S. S. (Associate editor)

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Australian Family Physician (Journal)

Craig, S. S. (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Editorial responsibility