Associate Professor Forbes McGain

Associate Dean, Healthcare Sustainability

Forbes is an anaesthetist and intensive care physician at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia, and an Associate Professor (Medicine) in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Melbourne and the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Forbes enjoys being involved in research, teaching and education at the hospital, university and beyond.

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In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic Forbes and mechanical engineers at the University of Melbourne collaboratively produced a personal isolation hood to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission to healthcare workers. Forbes remains passionate about making seemingly small environmental sustainability changes to how we practice medicine that become magnified through every nations’ hospitals.