Professor Barnett has a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from University College London and a PhD from the University of Queensland. He has worked for over 21 years as a statistician, working for drug companies, research councils and universities. He is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow with a project title of: “Meta-research: Using research to increase the value of health and medical research”. He is the current vice-president of the Statistical Society of Australia.
I lead AusHSI, a health services research group supported by competitive grants and government funding. We aim to generate information for those who manage health services so they can improve the performance. Simple but important research that increases the value of the health benefits returned from scarce resources is exciting to me. We try to get clinicians to do their own health services research and we share our findings in journals, by giving talks/seminars and using Twitter.
Leslie is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. She has many years of experience undertaking research studies with older Australians, and a special interest in ethical issues in aged care. Leslie’s PhD research on antimicrobial stewardship in aged care homes is supported by the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS). Her studies include a qualitative exploration of antibiotic prescribing at end of life, and an intervention to incorporate PCR testing for respiratory tract pathogens into usual practice in aged care homes.
Professor Ramon Shaban is an internationally respected clinician, educator and researcher. A nurse scientist, infection control practitioner and emergency nurse, Professor Shaban’s expertise emergency care and infection prevention and control is the basis of a highly successful and integrated program of teaching, practice, and research. He is Clinical Chair, Infection Prevention and Control Sydney Nursing School and Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, The University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District. He is an active member of variety of professional groups and committees including the Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, and Editor of the journal Infection, Disease and Health.
Krispin Hajkowicz is the Acting Director of Infectious Diseases and the Infection Management and Prevention Service at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a Senior Lecturer in the University of Queensland School of Clinical Medicine. He was also the founding Director of the Queensland Statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.