Jeremy Furyk is an Emergency Physician at The Townsville Hospital and an Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University (JCU).   He graduated from medical school at Monash University in 1996, completed Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Training in 2005, and is a member of the ACEM Clinical Trials Group.  He completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine through JCU, and a Masters of Science in Clinical Trials, through London University.  He is passionate about evidence based medicine, research and developing world medicine.  He has diverse clinical and research interests but more recently is focussing on paediatric emergency research with the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT).   


Research Disciplines
  • 2014 - Best paper by a Fellow, ACEM ASM
  • 2005 - Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • 2008 to 2009 - Noel Stevenson Fellowship - The Queensland Emergency Medicine research Foundation
  • 2008 - Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine

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Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 29+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Jeremy Furyk from 2009 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant

Status Epilepticus Australasian Registry for Children

Indicative Funding
$69,992 over 4 years
Study design- A prospective observational cohort study of children 4 weeks to 16 years of age, who have CSE managed at a PREDICT emergency department. Objectives - To describe characteristics of a cohort of children in Australia and New Zealand in terms of incidence, aetiology and outcome. To explore pre-hospital and emergency department care variability in management and associations between predictor variables and outcomes.
Jeremy Furyk in collaboration with Stuart Dalziel, Franz Babl, Ed Oakley and Kerrianne Watt (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Royal Auckland Childrens Hospital and Royal Childrens Hospital)
Convulsive Status Epilepticus; Paediatric; Registered Nurses; Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant

ConSEPT: Convulsive Status Epilepticus Paediatric Trial

Indicative Funding
$147,820 over 4 years
Convulsive Status Epilepticus (CSE) is a true medical emergency and we are trying to find out what is the best drug to use in this situation. We know that if attempts are not made to stop the seizure a child would be at risk of having severe brain damage or dying. First line drugs are used on 2 occasions to try to stop the seizure; if these are unsuccessful second line drugs (Phenytoin or Levetiracetam) are given. Phenytoin is usually what is given in this situation, but has some worrying side effects and it has to be given slowly over 20 minutes. Doctors think Levetiracetam may be better because it has less side effects, can be given faster over 5 minutes, and may give better results. We want to compare the two drugs. This study will be a world first and have a profound impact on the management of CSE in children in New Zealand, Australia and worldwide, in tier confirming the current second line medication used or recommending a new second line medication.
Jeremy Furyk in collaboration with Lisa Lucas, Shane George and Natalie Phillips (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Townsville Hospital and Health Services)
Convulsive Status Epilipticus; Phenytoin; Levetiracetam; Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Research Grant

MIST:Magnesium in the Acute Management of Irukandji Syndrome

Indicative Funding
$105,282 over 4 years
The efficacy of magnesium sulphate on the relief of pain in patients with Irukandji syndrome: A Multicentre, A pre-hospital and Emergency Departrment Randomised Controlled Trial.
Jeremy Furyk, Clinton Gibbs and Mark Little in collaboration with Jamie Seymour, Kelvin Robertson, Ben Butson, Luke Wheatley, John Rathbone and Steve Rashford (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Townsville Hospital and Health Services, Cairns Base Hospital, College of Science & Engineering and Queensland Ambulance Service)
Irukandji Syndrome; Pain; Magnesium; Emergency Department

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