Associate Professor Mark Coulthard

Conj Assoc Prof and Course Coordina

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 3068 4674


Research Interests

  • Role of telemedicine in the management of critically ill children
  • Role of Eph/ephrin receptor ligand system in vascular leak in sepsis/systemic inflammatory response syndrome
  • Paediatric on line interactive education (POLIE)


  • MBBS, The University of Queensland


  • Edirippulige, Sisira, Gong, Sophie, Hathurusinghe, Malshi, Jhetam, Sarah, Kirk, Jasmine, Lao, Henry, Leikvold, Annalise, Ruelcke, Jayde, Yau, Nim Chi, Zhang, Qichen, Armfield, Nigel, Senanayake, Buddhika, Zhou, Xiaoyun, Smith, Anthony C, Judd, Madelaine-Marie and Coulthard, Mark G (2020). Medical students’ perceptions and expectations regarding digital health education and training: A qualitative study. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 1357633X20932436. doi: 10.1177/1357633x20932436

  • Thakkar, Rajan K., Weiss, Scott L., Fitzgerald, Julie C., Keele, Luke, Thomas, Neal J., Nadkarni, Vinay M., Muszynski, Jennifer A., Hall, Mark W., Fontela, P., Tucci, M., Dumistrascu, M., Skippen, P., Krahn, G., Bezares, E., Puig, G., Puig-Ramos, A., Garcia, R., Villar, M., Bigham, M., Polanski, T., Latifi, S., Giebner, D., Anthony, H., Hume, J., Galster, A., Linnerud, L., Sanders, R., Hefley, G., Madden, K., Thompson, A. and Shein, S. (2019). Risk factors for mortality in pediatric postsurgical versus medical severe sepsis. Journal of Surgical Research, 242, 100-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.04.011

  • Coulthard, Mark G., Varghese, Vanil, Harvey, Lauren P., Gillen, Tona C., Kimble, Roy M. and Ware, Robert S. (2019). A review of children with severe trauma admitted to pediatric intensive care in Queensland, Australia. PLoS ONE, 14 (2) e0211530, e0211530. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211530

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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kumar, V., Woodruff, T., Ting, M., Boyd, A., Coulthard, M., Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, F. and Smyth, M. (2016). EphA2KO mice survive longer in a mouse model of sepsis. International Congress of Immunology (ICI), Melbourne, Australia, 21-26 August 2016. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley - VCH. doi: 10.1002/eji.201670200

  • Sturman, Nancy, Allan, Chris, Coulthard, M, Thistlethwaite, J, Turner, J, Walker, P and Wong, A (2014). Exploring the feasibility of inter-disciplinary examiner calibration on clinical assessments using eLearning tools. School of Medicine Learning and Teaching Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, November 2014.

  • Thundyil, J., Manzanero, S., Pavlovski, D., Coulthard, M. G. and Arumugam, T., V (2012). Role of EPHA2 receptor tyrosine kinase in ischemic stroke outcome. Stroke 2012 Conference - A combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference, Sydneay, Australia, 29-31 August 2012. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia.

  • McCall, T., Armfield, N., Coulthard, M., Slater, A. and Smith, A. (2011). A method comparison approach to determine the efficacy of telemedicine for assessment of the critically-ill child: Preliminary results. Sixth World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care One World Sharing Knowledge, Sydney, Australia, 13 - 17 March 2011. Baltimore, MD, United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e3182112e80

  • Smith, Anthony C., Armfield, Nigel R., White, Megan M., Williams, Michael L., Koh, T.H.H. Guan, Hurley, Tom, Maclean, Sue, McCrossin, Robert, Van der Westhuyzen, Jasper and Coulthard, Mark G. (2010). Clinical services and professional support: a review of mobile telepaediatric services in Queensland. Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010), Fremantle, Perth, WA, 10-12 November, 2010. The Netherlands: I O S Press. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-659-1-149

  • Coulthard, M. G. (2003). Evidence based practise: a practical guide. Annual Paediatric Weekend 2003, South Stradbroke Island, 17-19 Oct, 2003.

  • Dick, M. B., Schluter, P. J., Johnston, C. and Coulthard, M. (2002). General Practitioners' confidence and perceived competence in dealing with medical emergencies. General Practice and Primary Health Care Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 29-31 May 2002. Melbourne: Primary Health Care Research Care & Information Services, DHAC.

  • Johnston, C., Coulthard, M., Schluter, P. J. and Dick, M. B. (2002). Medical Emergencies in general practice in South-East Queensland: prevalence and practice preparedness. General Practice and Primary Health Care Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 29-31 May 2002. Melbourne: Primary Health Care Research Care & Information Services, DHAC.

  • Johnston, C., Dick, M., Coulthard, M. and Schluter, P. (2001). Emergencies in general practice. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 44th Annual Scientific Convention :General Practice at the Centenary of Australian Federation, Sydney Hilton Hotel , Sydney, Australia, 27 September - 1 October, 2001.

  • Johnston, C., Coulthard, M., Schluter, P. and Dick, M. (2001). Medical emergencies in general practice. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' Queensland Faculty 44th Conference, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia, May, 2001.

  • Johnston, C., Coulthard, M., Schluter, P and Dick, M. (2001). Medical emergencies in general practice in Southeast Queensland: Prevalence and practice preparedness. Herston Campus Health Care Symposium: 'Past Riches - Future Strengths', Royal Brisbane Hospital, October, 2001.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision