Adjunct A/Prof Mick Stephenson

Mick Stephenson is an intensive care paramedic (MICA) and  member of the executive team at Ambulance Victoria. He has a background in  intensive care nursing, sales and marketing, and human resources. He has been a  paramedic since 1996 and a MICA paramedic since 1999. His involvement with  Monash began in the early 2000s as a sessional lecturer in the GDEH (MICA) and  Research Adjunct with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research  Centre (ANZIC-RC), which he has continued until today. Mick’s interests lay in  in the value of systematic patient assessment, algorithmic care and research in  the pre hospital environment. He has contributed to a number of prominent  clinical trials as a co-author and steering committee member. These include  research in the areas of cardiac arrest management, post resuscitation care,  the potential harms of hyperoxemia in myocardial infarction and post cardiac  arrest resuscitation, trauma systems and severe traumatic brain injury.  He is a member of the Australia-India Trauma  System Collaboration which is working towards to the reduction of trauma  morbidity and mortality in India. In 2015 he was honoured in the Australia Day  Awards for his services to ambulance through clinical improvements and has been  a runner up in the Australian Clinical Trials Association clinical trial of the  year award for his and his colleagues work into the effects of hyperoxemia in  those with ST elevation MI.


Synnot, A., Karlsson, A., Brichko, L., Chee, M., Fitzgerald, M., Misra, M.  C., Howard, T., Mathew, J., Rotter, T., Fiander, M., Gruen, R. L., Gupta, A.,  Dharap, S., Fahey, M., Stephenson,  M., O'Reilly, G., Cameron, P., Mitra, B. and on behalf of the Australia-India  Trauma System Collaboration (2017), Prehospital  notification for major trauma patients requiring emergency hospital transport:  a systematic review. Journal of  Evidence-Based Medicine. Accepted Author Manuscript. 2017  doi:10.1111/jebm.12256

Bray, J. E., Denisenko, S., Campbell, B. C.V., Stephenson, M., Muller, J., Hocking Grad, G., Hand, P. J. and  Bladin, C. F. A strategic framework  improves access to stroke reperfusion across the state of Victoria, Australia. Intern Med J. Accepted Author Manuscript.  2017 doi:10.1111/imj.13494

Bernard S,  Smith K, Finn J, Hein C, Grantham H, Bray J, Deasy C, Stephenson M, Williams T, Straney L, Brink D, Larsen R, Cotton C  and Cameron P. Induction of therapeutic  hypothermia during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using a rapid infusion of  cold saline The RINSE trial). Circulation 2016:134:797-805

Nehme Z, Stub D,  Bernard S, Stephenson M, Bray J, Cameron P, Meredith I, Barger B, Ellims  AH, Taylor AJ, Kaye DM and Smith K. Effect  of supplemental oxygen exposure on myocardial injury in ST-elevation myocardial  infarction. Heart 2016; 102:444–451

Stub D, Smith K, Bernard S, Nehme Z, Stephenson M, Bray J, Cameron P, Barger B, Ellims A, Taylor A,  Meredith I, Kaye D.  Air Versus Oxygen in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 2015; 131:2143-2150

D. Stub, K. Smith, S. Bernard, Z. Nehme, M. Stephenson, J. Bray, W. Barger, A. Ellims, A. Taylor, P. Cameron, I. Meredith, D. Kaye Air versus oxygen in myocardial infarction (AVOID) trial sub-study: time-dependent effect of oxygen administration on myocardial injury. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 2015; 24;S374

Alistair Nichol, Dashiell Gantner, Jeffrey Presneill, Lynnette Murray, Tony Trapani, Stephen Bernard, Peter Cameron, Gilles Capellier, Andrew Forbes, Colin McArthur, Lynette Newby, Stephen Rashford, Jeffrey V Rosenfeld, Tony Smith, Michael Stephenson, Dinesh Varma, Tony Walker, Steve Webb and D James Cooper. Protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial of early and sustained prophylactic hypothermia in the management of traumatic brain injury. Critical Care and Resuscitation 2015; 17:2

Bray J, Bernard S, Cantwell K, Stephenson M and Smith K. The association between systolic blood pressure on arrival at hospital and outcome in adults surviving from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of presumed cardiac aetiology. Resuscitation 2014; 85:509-515

Stub D, Smith K, Bernard S, Bray J,  Stephenson M, Meredith I, Kaye D on behalf of AVOID Investigators.  A Randomised Controlled Trial of Oxygen Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction Air Verses Oxygen In myocarDial infarction study (AVOID Study). American Heart Journal 2012;163:339-345

D. Stub, S. Bernard, V. Pellegrino, K. Smith, T. Walker, M. Stephenson, M. Reid, J. Sheldrake, L. Hockings, S. Duffy, J. Shaw, P. Cameron, D. Smit, D. Kaye. Issues in Establishing the Refractory Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated with Mechanical CPR, Hypothermia, ECMO and Early Reperfusion (CHEER) Study. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2012; 21: S163