Dr Adam Irwin

Adam Irwin

Dr Adam Irwin is academic lead for paediatric infectious disease at Children’s Health Queensland and a conjoint senior lecturer at The University of Queensland.

After studying medicine at the University of Birmingham Medical School and further training in paediatric infectious disease and immunology in London, he was awarded a PhD from the University of Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health in 2016.

As a paediatric infectious disease specialist, he moved to Queensland where his research focuses on the diagnosis and evaluation of pathogens and the use of antimicrobials in children.

Dr Irwin has a focus on invasive infections and sepsis, especially the rapid identification of pathogens through genomics, and leads a national surveillance study of Gram-negative bacteria in bloodstream infections.

Research interests

  • Sepsis – rapid detection processes Improving antimicrobial use for infections Antimicrobial resistance

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