Dr Craig McBride

ATH - Professor

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

ATH - Professor

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Professor Craig A McBride PhD, FRACS, FACS is a full-time Senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Surgeon at Children's Health Queensland. He is also an educator, a researcher, and a father to two boys. In addition to his public work, he has a private practice at www.betterkids.com.au.

Professor McBride is originally from Aotearoa/New Zealand and worked in three of the four Paediatric Surgical units in that country, before moving to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne for the final two years of his surgical training. Following Fellowship in 2007, he moved to Brisbane and has been here ever since.

He has specialised interest and expertise in thoracic, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, burns and trauma. He is also a member of both the Children's Health Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee and the Clinical Ethics Response Group at Queensland Children's Hospital, as well as being involved in the Queenslannd Children's Critical Incident Panel and the Clinical Incident Subcommittee of the Queensland Paediatric Quality Council.

Craig has published research in many areas related to children's health.

Research Interests

  • Vascular Access
    Vascular access, particularly as it pertains to children and particularly long-term vascular access
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic
    Congenital Hyperinsulinism Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia Meso-Rex Shunts Choledochal Cysts Registries for rare conditions such as the above


  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Honorary Academic, Queen Mary University of London, Queen Mary University of London
  • Honorary Academic, Griffith University, Griffith University
  • Honorary Academic, Bond University, Bond University
  • Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • Foreign Fellow, American College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Paediatric, Child and Youth Health, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine Surgery, The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Human Biology, The University of Auckland


  • Kleidon, Tricia M., Schults, Jessica, Gibson, Victoria, Roebuck, Derek J., Peirce, Deborah, Royle, Ruth, Ware, Robert S., Byrnes, Joshua, Andresen, Elizabeth, Cattanach, Paula, Dean, Anna, Pitt, Colleen, Ramstedt, Malanda, McBride, Craig A., Hall, Stephanie, Rickard, Claire M. and Ullman, Amanda J. (2024). Securement to Prevent Noncuffed Central Venous Catheter Dislodgement in Pediatrics : The SECURED Superiority Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 178 (9). doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2024.2202

  • Gibson, Aimee, Silva, Hobia, Bajaj, Mohit, McBride, Craig, Choo, Kelvin and Morrison, Shannon (2024). No safe time window in malrotation and volvulus: A consecutive cohort study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 60 (6), 206-211. doi: 10.1111/jpc.16555

  • Ullman, Amanda J., Gibson, Victoria, Kleidon, Tricia M., Binnewies, Sebastian, Ohira, Ryoma, Marsh, Nicole, McBride, Craig, Winterbourn, Karen, Boyte, Francesca, Cunninghame, Jacqueline, Roberts, Natasha, XU, Grace (Hui), Takashima, Mari, Cooke, Marie, Rickard, Claire M., Byrnes, Joshua and Larsen, Emily (2024). An mHealth application for chronic vascular access: Consumer led co-creation. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 76, 68-75. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2024.02.006

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Book Chapter

  • McBride, Craig A. (2012). Teratomas – sacrococcygeal and cervicofacial. Antenatal Consults: a guide for neonatologists and paediatricians. edited by Mark W. Davies, Garry D.T. Inglis, Luke A. Jardine and Pieter J. Koorts. Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

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