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Associate Professor Kirsty Buising

Associate Professor Kirsty Buising

Associate Professor Kirsty Buising

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Position:
Infectious Diseases Physician
Theme(s):
Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
Discipline(s):
Public Health
Unit(s):
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS)

Associate Professor Kirsty Buising is an infectious diseases physician working for the Victoria Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS). She is Deputy Director of the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and chief investigator for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Centre for Research Excellence in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Kirsty also holds an appointment as a clinical research physician at VIDS leading the research and development for the Guidance group. Kirsty serves on advisory groups at state, national and international levels in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship, guideline development and healthcare associated infection.

  • Key Achievements
    • Kirsty completed her doctorate of medicine on the use of computerised decision support for antimicrobial stewardship, and a Masters of Public Health. Her team has successfully received NHMRC partnership grants and a Centre for Research Excellence to develop their work in antimicrobial stewardship. She has served as part of the authorship group for Therapeutic Guidelines Antibiotic, working on national prescribing guidelines. As an advisor to the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare, she has had a role in influencing policy. The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship team has conducted national surveys to gather data on antibiotic use in Australia. The Guidance team have developed electronic tools for antimicrobial stewardship that have been implemented in over 60 Australian hospitals and run national workshops to build capacity amongst doctors, nurses and pharmacists to improve the way we use antibiotics to optimise patient outcomes, and help to tackle antibiotic resistance. Kirsty has taught at international workshops and advised on regional initiatives to improve antimicrobial use.

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