Dr Matt Maiden

Graduated BM BS from Flinders University, South Australia in 1996 and completed a Diploma with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG) in 2000.

Undertook specialist training in both intensive care and emergency medicine, attaining his fellowships with the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM) in 2005 and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) in 2006.

Developing a keen interest in research, in particular endocrine function in the critically ill, completed a PhD at The University of Adelaide in 2015 and has been lead author on multiple published studies since, with multiple areas of current active research.

Presently resides in Geelong (Victoria), and prior to COVID regularly commuted to Adelaide for clinical duties and research at the RAH - an arrangement which will hopefully return in the near future.

Clinical Appointments:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital ICU
  • St John of God Hospital ICU (Geelong)
  • Barwon Health, Geelong Victoria

Administrative Appointments:

  • Head of Unit: St John Of God Hospital (Geelong), Intensive Care Unit, (2017 - )
  • Chair ANZICS Scientific Abstract Review committee, (2016 - )
  • Head of ICU Research, Barwon Health, (2015 - )
  • Head of ICU Safety & Quality, Barwon Health, (2015 - )
  • Victorian State Trauma System – Case Review Group, (2009 - )
  • Racing Victoria: Race day medical services, (2006 - )

Academic Appointments:

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer - University of Adelaide
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer - Deakin University

Non-clinical Interests:

  • Music
    • Bassoon (inc. Corpus Medicorum, Australian Doctors Orchestra, World Doctors Orchestra)
    • Bass Guitar (inc. an enthusiastic but ageing cover band)
  • Thoroughbred horse-racing
  • Landcare / Agriculture
  • Running / Skiing


Selected Publications:

  • Maiden MJ, Benton GN, Bourne RA.
    Effect of warming adult diphtheria-tetanus vaccine on discomfort after injection: a randomised controlled trial.
    Med J Aust 2003 May;178(9):433-436.
  • Maiden MJ, Chapman MJ, Torpy DJ, Kuchel TR, Clarke IJ, Nash CH, Fraser JD, Ludbrook GL.
    Triiodothyronine Administration in a Model of Septic Shock: A Randomized Blinded Placebo-Controlled Trial.
    Crit Care Med 2016 Jun;44(6):1153-1160.
  • Maiden MJ, Otto S, Brealey JK, Finnis ME, Chapman MJ, Kuchel TR, Nash CH, Edwards J, Bellomo R.
    Structure and Function of the Kidney in Septic Shock: A Prospective Controlled Experimental Study.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016 Sep;194(6):692-700
  • Maiden MJ, Finnis ME, Peake S, McRae S, Delaney A, Bailey M, Bellomo R.
    Haemoglobin concentration and volume of intravenous fluids in septic shock in the ARISE trial.
    Crit Care 2018 May;22(1):118
  • Maiden MJ, Torpy DJ.
    Thyroid hormones in critical illness.
    Crit Car Clin. 2019 Apr;35(2):375-388.
  • Maiden MJ, Cameron PA, Rosenfeld JV, Cooper DJ, McLellan S, Gabbe BJ.
    Long-Term Outcomes Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults: A Registry-Based Cohort Study.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct 28. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201903-0673OC
  • Maiden MJ, Finnis ME, Duke GJ, Huning E, Crozier T, Nguyen N, Biradar V, McArthur C, Pilcher D.
    Obstetric admissions to intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand: a registry-based cohort study.
    BJOG 2020;127(12):1558-1567
  • Maiden MJ, Bone A, Fitzpatrick M, on behalf of The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group
    Physical restraint of patients in Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Units
    Intensive Care Med 2021;47(2):234-236.
  • Maiden MJ, Trisno R, Finnis ME, Norrish C, Mulvey A, Nasr-Esfahani S, Orford NR, Moylan S
    Long-term outcomes of patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit with intentional self-harm
    Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2021 (in press)
  • Maiden MJ, Peake S. Overview of shock. Oh’s Intensive Care Manual, 8th Edition, 2018; pp. 127-133
  • Maiden MJ, Chapman MJ. Multi-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome. Oh’s Intensive Care Manual, 8th Edition, 2018; pp. 151-159
  • Maiden MJ. Experimental Models of Acute Kidney Injury. Critical Care Nephrology, 3rd Edition, 2017; Ch 17. pp. 99-105
  • Maiden MJ, Bellomo R. Renal Replacement Therapy in Septic AKI. Critical Care Nephrology, 3rd Edition, 2017; Ch 93. pp. 543-548