Professor Glenn Browning
BVSc (Hons), DipVetClinStud, PhD
Professor Glenn Browning is a veterinarian and microbiologist. He is the Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health, a research, teaching and clinical translation centre within the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. He is a scientific advisor to the national regulatory agency of veterinary medicines, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority on the regulation of anti-infective agents and vaccines, sits on their Veterinary Medicines Expert Advisory Group and has conducted reviews of the efficacy of in-feed antibiotics for the regulator.
Dr David Kong
GCHE, BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Dr David Kong is the Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Ballarat Health Services) with academic appointments at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (Monash University) and Melbourne University. His research has received $9 million in funding to explore different aspects of medication use and safety, including antimicrobial stewardship and the pharmacoeconomics of antimicrobials. He has 130 publications and has supervised 20 Masters and PhD candidates to successful completion. He is an appointed chair/member of several national AMS/ID committees. In 2013, he was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline Medal of Merit for outstanding contributions to the practice of hospital pharmacy in Australia.
Associate Professor Caroline Marshall
MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Grad Dip Clin Epi
Associate Professor Caroline Marshall is an Infectious Diseases physician working with the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS). She is Head of the Infection Prevention and Surveillance Service and is one of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Physicians at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is Principal Research Fellow with the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and is one of the chief investigators with the National Health and Medical Research Council funded National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Her major research interests include prevention of healthcare associated infections, including MRSA and VRE, as well as promoting antimicrobial stewardship across the aged care sector.
Professor Danielle Mazza
MD, MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, Grad Dip Women's Health, GAICD
Professor Danielle Mazza is an academic general practitioner. She undertakes research in the areas of cancer, preventive care and guideline development and implementation. She holds the Chair of General Practice at Monash University where she has been Head of Department of General Practice since May 2010. She was previously Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2001-2003 and held a NICS-HCF Fellowship (the precursor to an NHMRC TRIP Fellowship) from 2005-7.
Danielle has forged strong links with academic and non-academic health care providers. Her relationship with the Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local has led to the establishment of Melbourne East MonAsh GeNeral PracticE DaTabase (MAGNET) a research platform which utilises a unique general practice dataset to generate evidence to inform policy and practice. Danielle is a member of two scientific working groups within the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) an organisation funded by Cancer Australia to foster cancer research capacity in primary care.
Danielle continues to work in clinical general practice in the Bayside region of Melbourne. She is a current member of the Executive of the Australian Association of Academic Primary Care (the peak body for academic general practice) and a member of the RACGP’s National Standing Committee on Quality Care.
Dr Trisha Peel
MBBS (Hons), FRACP, PHD
Dr Trisha Peel is an Early Career Fellow and an academic infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship physician at Alfred Health and Monash University. Dr peel was awarded her PhD in 2013 and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, USA, under the supervision of Professor Robin Patel. Dr Peel has an emerging international reputation in research into surgical site infections and surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis.
Dr Peel's research has focused on improving patient outcomes, including the prevention of infections following surgery and optimisation of antimicrobial use in the healthcare setting. Currently Dr Peel is leading the Tertiary Care Stream of the NHMRC CRE NCAS, investigating strategies to optimise surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis. This research informs the joint working party with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Dr Peel has been awarded over $6.3 million in funding and her research has led to clinical translation at a national and international level.
Professor Mike Richards Professor Mike Richards is an Infectious Diseases physician and clinician researcher. He is the Director of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Director of the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS) Coordinating Centre. He is Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of the University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart
MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart is an Infectious Diseases physician and clinician researcher at Monash Health and Monash University. She is Medical Director of the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Unit at Monash Health, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Monash University, and a member of the AMS team within Monash Health. Her interests include hospital epidemiology, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control in residential aged care settings, and teaching medical and nursing students. She has published widely in these areas. She contributes to research training, including supervising medical students' and physician advanced trainees' projects.