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Bacterial relations and antimicrobial futures in India Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council, UNSW Scientia Program, Australian National University
People Involved: Alex Broom, Emma Kirby, Katherine Kenny, Sophie Lewis

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is set to be the challenge of the 21st Century, and AMR itself (i.e. the proliferation of resistant bacteria) and its remedies (i.e. the restriction of antibiotics) will disproportionately affect developing countries (due to limited access to prescribed antibiotics)…

Navigating an Uncertain Antimicrobial Future: A Sociological Study Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Alex Broom, Emma Kirby, Susan Dodds, Katherine Kenny

Unless antibiotic use changes, within a decade, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will present the most significant threat to humanity of the 21st Century. This project will utilise a critical sociological approach to develop a unique understanding of what governs antibiotic use in the health sector…

Novel antimicrobial stewardship innovations to preserve antibiotics for the future: The Queensland Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (QSAP) intervention Current

Funding Agency: Advance Queensland Fund
People Involved: Alex Broom

The project involves the roll-out of targeted interventions at multiple hospital sites in Queensland and New South Wales, with a focus on Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (SAP) and its social and behavioural underpinnings. This study will be an exemplar for further social and behavioural…

Unintended consequences? A sociological study of how social relations influence decisions about antibiotics Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Alex Broom, Emma Kirby

Professional decision-making can be difficult to influence, particularly in health contexts. Decisions are often not just about scientific evidence of best practice. Rather, decisions are heavily influenced by social context and the relationships that surround them. An ‘antimicrobial perfect…