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