The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS)

Research Overview

The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) is a multidisciplinary collaborative funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, with a strong track record of innovation and successful translation into clinical practice.

The core work of NCAS will be dominated by six streams of research over the next 5 years, four related to antimicrobial prescribing in humans, and two streams dedicated to antimicrobial prescribing in animals.

Research Streams include antimicrobial stewardship in the following human research streams:

  • Community and general practice
  • Residential aged care facilities (RACFs)  
  • Rural/ regional centres
  • Tertiary Hospital

And in the animal streams:

  • Patterns and Impacts of Antimicrobial Usage in Livestock
  • Patterns and Rationales for Antimicrobial Usage in Companion Animals


  • Professor Karin Thursky
  • Associate Professor Kirsty Buising
  • Associate Professor Caroline Marshall
  • Professor Glenn Browning
  • Professor Mike Richards
  • Associate Professor Dr Rhonda Stuart
  • Dr David Kong
  • Professor Danielle Mazza
  • Dr Trish Peel
  • Dr N.Deborah Friedman
  • Dr Helen Billman-Jacobe
  • Dr Tom Schulz
  • Dr Ann Bull
  • Dr Noleen Bennett
  • Associate Professor Leon Worth
  • Ms Evette Buono
  • Professor Frank Dunshea


  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • University of Melbourne
  • Peter Doherty Institute
  • Monash University Faculty of General Practice
  • Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University


  • National Health and Medical Research Council CRE grant

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.