Andrew Stewardson


  • Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred and Central Clinical School, Monash University



  • The Alfred, 55 Commercial Rd



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Personal profile


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). He's an Honorary Research Fellow at Safer Care Victoria.

Clinical activities

Infectious Diseases Physician at Alfred Health.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science (Epidemiology), Harvard University

PhD (Medicine), University of Melbourne

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

MBBS, University of Melbourne

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, Safer Care Victoria

2019 → …

Research area keywords

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

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2009 2020

Antimicrobial anaphylaxis: the changing face of severe antimicrobial allergy

Hall, V., Wong, M., Munsif, M., Stevenson, B. R., Elliott, K., Lucas, M., Baird, A. J., Athan, E., Young, M., Pickles, R., Cheng, A. C., Stewardson, A. J., Aung, A. K. & Trubiano, J. A., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 75, 1, p. 229-235 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Diagnosis, management and prevention of Candida auris in hospitals: position statement of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

Ong, C. W., Chen, S. C. A., Clark, J. E., Halliday, C. L., Kidd, S. E., Marriott, D. J., Marshall, C. L., Morris, A. J., Morrissey, C. O., Roy, R., Slavin, M. A., Stewardson, A. J., Worth, L. J., Heath, C. H. & on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group (ANZMIG); and the Healthcare Infection Control Special Interest Group (HICSIG); both of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID), 1 Oct 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 10, p. 1229-1243 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of carbapenem resistance on outcomes of bloodstream infection caused by Enterobacteriaceae in low-income and middle-income countries (PANORAMA): a multinational prospective cohort study

Stewardson, A. J., Marimuthu, K., Sengupta, S., Allignol, A., El-Bouseary, M., Carvalho, M. J., Hassan, B., Delgado-Ramirez, M. A., Arora, A., Bagga, R., Owusu-Ofori, A. K., Ovosi, J. O., Aliyu, S., Saad, H., Kanj, S. S., Khanal, B., Bhattarai, B., Saha, S. K., Uddin, J., Barman, P. & 19 others, Sharma, L., El-Banna, T., Zahra, R., Saleemi, M. A., Kaur, A., Iregbu, K., Uwaezuoke, N. SC., Abi Hanna, P., Feghali, R., Correa, A. L., Munera, M. I., Le, T. A. T., Tran, T. T. N., Phukan, C., Phukan, C., Valderrama-Beltrán, S. L., Alvarez-Moreno, C., Walsh, T. R. & Harbarth, S., 1 Jun 2019, In : The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 19, 6, p. 601-610 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hand hygiene in low- and middle-income countries

Loftus, M. J., Guitart, C., Tartari, E., Stewardson, A. J., Amer, F., Bellissimo-Rodrigues, F., Lee, Y. F., Mehtar, S., Sithole, B. L. & Pittet, D., 1 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 86, p. 25-30 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Household carriage and acquisition of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: A systematic review

Martischang, R., Riccio, M. E., Abbas, M., Stewardson, A. J., Kluytmans, J. A. J. W. & Harbarth, S., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


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

Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Conference, ACIPC 2019

Andrew Stewardson (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

3rd National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Forum

Andrew Stewardson (Invited speaker)
8 Nov 2019

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

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (External organisation)

Andrew Stewardson (Member)
6 Aug 2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board