Andrew Stewardson


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Andrew is an infectious diseases physician and NHMRC Early Career Fellow. He has a PhD (University of Melbourne), a Master of Science in Epidemiology (Harvard School of Public Health), and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research (University of Geneva). His research has focussed on the health and economic impact of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, the transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistance, and the implementation of infection prevention and control interventions.

He spent four years as a research fellow with the Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety at the University of Geneva Hospitals (Geneva, Switzerland). During this time he was an external consultant for the WHO Patient Safety program. He has previously worked as National Project Manager at Hand Hygiene Australia. He's a member of several Victorian and national healthcare infection and patient safety committees, and is current Chair of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Healthcare Infection Control Special Interest Group (HICSIG).

Clinical activities

Infectious Diseases Physician at Alfred Health.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science (Epidemiology), Harvard University

PhD (Medicine), The University of Melbourne

Diploma of Advanced Studies (Clinical Research), Université de Genève (University of Geneva)

MBBS, The University of Melbourne


  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Transmission Dynamics
  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Healthcare Infections

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2009 2018

Antibiotic allergy testing improves antibiotic appropriateness in patients with cancer

Trubiano, J. A., Grayson, M. L., Phillips, E. J., Stewardson, A. J., Thursky, K. A. & Slavin, M. A., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 73, 11, p. 3209-3211 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Effect of outpatient antibiotics for urinary tract infections on antimicrobial resistance among commensal Enterobacteriaceae: A multinational prospective cohort study

Stewardson, A. J., Vervoort, J., Adriaenssens, N., Coenen, S., Godycki-Cwirko, M., Kowalczyk, A., Huttner, B. D., Lammens, C., Malhotra-Kumar, S., Goossens, H., Harbarth, S., on behalf of SATURN WP1 Study Group & SATURN WP3 Study Group, Sep 2018, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 24, 9, p. 972–979 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effects of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative after 8 years on infection control practices, health-care worker education, and clinical outcomes: a longitudinal study

Grayson, M. L., Stewardson, A. J., Russo, P. L., Ryan, K. E., Olsen, K. L., Havers, S. M., Greig, S., Cruickshank, M. & on behalf of Hand Hygiene Australia and the National Hand Hygiene Initiative, 1 Nov 2018, In : Lancet Infectious Diseases. 18, 11, p. 1269-1277 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Prosthetic Joint Infection: Prevention Update

Ierano, C., Stewardson, A. J. & Peel, T. N., 2018, Prosthetic Joint Infections. Peel, T. (ed.). 1 ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 193-246

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other


George McCracken Infectious Disease Fellows Travel Grant

Andrew Stewardson (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ICAAC Infectious Diseases Fellows Grant

Andrew Stewardson (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Andrew Stewardson (Recipient), 26 Jul 2017

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Activities 2014 2019

International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (Event)

Andrew Stewardson (Peer reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

2019 NHMRC Ideas Grant Panel Member

Andrew Stewardson (Fellow)
2019 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementGrant review responsibilities

8th International Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Conference

Andrew Stewardson (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

INSIGHT Subcommittee (Infection Clinical Network)

Andrew Stewardson (Fellow)
2019 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (Journal)

Andrew Stewardson (Associate editor)
Oct 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility