Professor Karin Thursky

Professor Karin Thursky


Associate Director of Research, Health Service Research and Implementation Science
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Elected in 2019
Citation on election

Professor Karin Thursky is an infectious diseases physician, Director of the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Deputy Head of Infectious Diseases at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Her highly productive clinician research career spans both adult and paediatric infectious diseases, infections in cancer, computerised decision support and antimicrobial stewardship in animals and humans. As a skilled health services researcher, she has successfully implemented and scaled clinical pathways for sepsis and neutropenic fever. She is widely recognised as a pioneer in the design and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in Australia and has national and international leadership roles.

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