Trisha Peel

Assoc Professor

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


  • Alfred Health, Level 2 Burnet Institute

    3004 Melbourne


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Antimicrobial Stewardship Health Services Research Surgical site infection prevention and treatment


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Personal profile


Dr Trisha Peel is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow and an Academic Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician. She was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, USA. Her research is focused on improving patient outcomes, including the prevention of infections following surgery and optimisation of antimicrobial use in the healthcare and community setting. 

Research interests

The Surgical Infection Research Group, led by Dr Trisha Peel, conducts large-scale clinical trials and implementation science research investigating strategies to prevent surgical site infections. The overarching aims of this group are to: a) prevent the development of SSIs, integrating cutting-edge microbiology and genomics with large-scale clinical trials and; b) prevent harm and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in patients undergoing surgery. This research traversed the translation pathway from Bench to Bedside through to Practice-Based Research and Policy. The ultimate goals of this research program are to improve understanding about how surgical site infections develop, how to best prevent these infections and how to ensure responsible, evidence-based use of antimicrobials.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician, Epworth Foundation (trading as Epworth HealthCare)

28 Apr 2014 → …

Research Collaborator, Mayo Clinic

1 Feb 2014 → …

Research area keywords

  • Infectious Disease
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • Hospital Associated Infections


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