Professor Peter Cameron

Head, Academic Programs, National Trauma Research Institute
Consultant, Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred

About Peter Cameron

Professor Peter Cameron is the Head of Academic Programs at The National Trauma Research Institute and works as a Consultant in the Emergency and Trauma Centre at The Alfred. He is also a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Monash University. He has been President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and was involved in the early development of the College. He has also been President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. In these roles Professor Cameron has had the opportunity to be heavily involved in emergency and trauma system development in many countries. He is the author of multiple textbooks on emergency and trauma care.

Professor Cameron has consulted and published on trauma and emergency system development. His doctoral thesis was on the epidemiology of major trauma in Victoria. He has an extensive history of practical involvement in health services planning and analysis. He has also been the Director of four major emergency departments in different countries. He has recently returned from Qatar, where he was Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation and assisted in the transformation of Emergency Services there.

Professor Cameron has a large research portfolio with over 400 publications and has been Principal Investigator on many large multicentre grants. He is frequently invited to international meetings as a keynote speaker. His major focus has been in trauma registry development, resuscitation and health services research.

Key Publications

Effect of the Prevent Alcohol and Risk‐Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) Program among senior school students

EMA. 2018 Apr;30(2):209-13.

Gunn A, McLeod J, Chapman R, Ball H, Fitzgerald M, Howard T, Cameron P, Mitra B.

Failed Emergency Department disposition to the ward of patients with thoracic injury

Injury 2008 May 39(5): 586-91. DOI:10.1016/j.injury.2007.10.021

Blecher G, Mitra B, Cameron PA, Fitzgerald M.

Effectiveness of massive transfusion protocols on mortality in trauma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

ANZ J Surg. 2013;83(12):918-23

Mitra B, O'Reilly G, Cameron PA, Zatta A, Gruen RL.

Long-term outcomes of patients receiving a massive transfusion after trauma

Shock. 2014;42(4):307-12

Mitra B, Gabbe BJ, Kaukonen KM, Olaussen A, Cooper DJ, Cameron PA.