Dr Forbes McGain

Clinical Associate Professor
School of Public Health


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Biographical details

Forbes is an honorary associate professor at the Sydney University School of Public Health in the field of Planetary Health. He is also an anaesthetist and intensive care physician at Western Health, Melbourne. He completed his PhD in hospital environmnental sustainability at the University of Melbourne in 2016.

Forbes' research interests revolve around improving hospital financial and environmental sustainability, including measuring the life cycle costs of providing different models of patient care. He is keenly collaborating with chemists, engineers and others to find ways for medicine to reduce its environmental footprint. He is also actively involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors as well as examining for the First Part Examinations for the College of Intensive Care Medicine.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McGain, F., Durie, M., Bates, S., Polmear, C., Meyer, J., French, C. (2018). Smoking cessation therapy in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units: A multicentre point prevalence study. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 20(1), 68-73.
  • Malik, A., Lenzen, M., McAlister, S., McGain, F. (2018). The carbon footprint of Australian health care. The Lancet Planetary Health, 2, e27-e35. [More Information]
  • McGain, F., Burnham, J., Lau, R., Aye, L., Kollef, M., McAlister, S. (2018). The carbon footprint of treating patients with septic shock in the intensive care unit. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 20(4), 304-312.

2018

  • McGain, F., Durie, M., Bates, S., Polmear, C., Meyer, J., French, C. (2018). Smoking cessation therapy in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units: A multicentre point prevalence study. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 20(1), 68-73.
  • Malik, A., Lenzen, M., McAlister, S., McGain, F. (2018). The carbon footprint of Australian health care. The Lancet Planetary Health, 2, e27-e35. [More Information]
  • McGain, F., Burnham, J., Lau, R., Aye, L., Kollef, M., McAlister, S. (2018). The carbon footprint of treating patients with septic shock in the intensive care unit. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 20(4), 304-312.

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