Dr Tara Anderson - Regional Facility Advisor MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA Dr. Anderson works as an Infectious Diseases physician and clinical microbiologist at the RHH, Tasmania. She has roles as the clinical lead in antimicrobial stewardship at the RHH, medical advisor of the RHH IPCU and specialist medical advisor of the Tasmanian IPCU. Her areas of interest are antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control. She contributes to antimicrobial stewardship activities across Tasmania and is a committee member of the ACSQHC Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee.
Dr Celia Cooper - Paediatric Advisor BMBS, FRACP, GDPH Dr. Cooper is the site clinical director and head of microbiology and Infectious Diseases, WCH Site, SA Pathology. Her research areas are paediatric and neonatal infections and antibiotic management. She is the founding chair of the National Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee.
Dr Brendan McMullan - Paediatric Advisor BMed(Hons), FRACP, FRCPA Dr McMullan is a paediatric Infectious Diseases specialist and microbiologist, working at the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr McMullan chairs the hospital antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) committee and provides advice for paediatric AMS throughout the South East Sydney and Illawarra Local Health Districts. He is also a conjoint senior lecturer in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at UNSW. Dr McMullan is an active member of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) paediatric and mycology special interest groups and has worked with the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission on sepsis and antimicrobial use. His research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, bacteraemia in children and fungal infections.
Adj. Clin. Associate Professor Mary O’Reilly - Hospital in the Home Advisor MBBS MPH FRACP Associate Professor O'Reilly is a physician and the director of Infectious Diseases & Infection Prevention & Control at Eastern Health, Victoria. She is also an executive clinical director of Ambulatory and Community Services at Eastern Health; an adjunct clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University; an Infectious Diseases physician for Cabrini; vice president of the Hospital in the Home Society (HITH) of Australasia; and an executive member of the Victorian Therapeutics Advisory Group. Her research interests include AMS, Infection prevention and control, HITH and ambulatory care.
Professor Elizabeth Manias - Nursing Advisor RN, CertCritCare, BPharm, MPharm, MNurs, PhD, FACN (DLF), MPS, MSHPA Professor Elizabeth Manias is a Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. She is also an Honorary Professor at the School of Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professorial Fellow at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Elizabeth is a registered pharmacist and nurse. Her areas of expertise include: health communication; medication safety; medication adherence; and patient safety and risk management. Her research has demonstrated that interpersonal communication is pivotal to influencing medication safety in clinical practice. She has explored how health professionals communicate to structure their practices and guide their medication decisions.