Professor Kirsty Buising
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- Acting Director of VIDS; Deputy Director of NCAS; Director of the Guidance Group; Infectious Diseases Physician
- Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
- Public Health
- Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS)
- Lab Group(s):
- National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Professor Kirsty Buising is an infectious diseases physician who is currently Acting Director 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 clinician at VIDS and co-leads the antimicrobial resistance theme at the Doherty institute. She serves on advisory groups at state, national and international levels in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship, guideline development and healthcare associated infection.
Kirsty completed her Doctor of Medicine on the use of computerised decision support for antimicrobial stewardship, and a Master 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 across Australia. She co-leads the Guidance team at the Royal Melbourne Hospital who have developed electronic tools for antimicrobial stewardship that have been implemented in over 70 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.