Dr Elliot is a clinician, educator and health communicator who has more than 20 years experience working and training in Medicine. As a hands-on parent himself, Dr Elliot is committed to practical, useful health care and communication.
- Dr Elliot trained through the Sydney Children’s Hospital’s Network Randwick. He holds dual qualifications as a specialist in both General Paediatrics (the care of newborns, children and young people) and Community Child Health (developmental and behavioural medicine, public health and child protection).
- During his paediatric specialist training, Dr Elliot was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Examination Medal in Paediatrics as the candidate with the highest examination mark in Australia and New Zealand.
- He currently works in both in private consulting rooms in Kogarah, as a Staff Specialist Paediatrician at St George Hospital, Sydney and he holds an honorary Staff Specialist position in the Department of Community Child Health at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick.
- In 2019 Dr Elliot was nominated in the category of “Outstanding Leadership” in the South Eastern Sydeny Local Health District Community Health awards.
- Dr Elliot is the paediatrician for the St George Paediatric Multidisciplinary Complex Feeding Clinic. In August 2016 Dr Elliot and the clinic team were awarded the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Award for Innovation in Integrated Care.
- In 2013 Dr Elliot worked as a Fellow in Refugee Child Health at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and was part of the team recognised by a NSW Premier’s Award for the program Optimising Health and Learning for Newly Arrived Refugee Children.
- Dr Elliot’s practice is evidence-based and up to date. He regularly attends relevant conferences and is an active member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia.
- Dr Elliot was Chief Investigator for the multi-centre Supporting Children with Complex Feeding Difficulties (SuCCEED) Study, aimed at improving the care of children with complex feeding problems. This was one of the first projects funded by the newly-formed Sydney Partnership for Health Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE).
- In 2021 the SuCCEED Study became the SUCCEED Child Feeding Alliance, of which Dr Elliot is a co-founder.
- Further information is available at www.childfeeding.org.
- Dr Elliot has written popular articles on child health for Fairfax and The Conversation. His articles have been read by more than 800,000 people online.
- Non-Academic Publications
- Spending More Time at Home as a Father (Sydney Morning Herald)
- What’s In A Milestone? Understanding Your Child’s Development (The Conversation)
- 5 Ways Science Can Help You Raise Healthy Kids (The Conversation)
- What I Learned in My Year as a Stay at Home Dad (DailyLife.com.au – Fairfax)
- Sharing the Patient’s Voice with Health Professionals (Croakey Blog)
- He speaks frequently at national and international conferences on research topics, work-life balance, parenting and academic publishing.
- Dr Elliot sits on the Editorial Board of the Royal Australasian College of Physician’s official paediatric journal; the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. He developed and implemented the journal’s social media strategy.
- From 2017 – 2020 he sat on the Board of Honorary Consultants for the Australian peer-reviewed journal Medicine Today and was the series editor for the ‘Paediatrics Clinic’ section.
- In July 2016 Dr Elliot was interviewed by Sydney radio station 2UE about his experiences as a stay-at-home father.
- Founder of Paediatrics.Online, a free website to assist patients find safe, reliable information online.
- Dr Elliot is a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and has received student-nominated awards for his teaching.
- Working for UNSW he developed an innovative module to teach fundamental clinical skills in paediatrics to junior medical students, which was presented at an international Medical Education conference.
- He is an Instructor for Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Australia, and regularly teaches on advanced paediatric life support skills courses around the country.
- As a member of the editorial committee and a contributor to OnTheWards.org, he is a part of the global FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) movement.