- Infectious disease
- Surgical site infections
- Antimicrobial Resistance
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- Hospital associated infections
Dr Peel was Top Ranked Career Development Fellow (CDF) 1 in the Clinical field, for her research on optimising patient outcomes following surgery —bridging the fields of antimicrobial stewardship, microbiology and infection prevention. She is an infectious diseases physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Central Clinical School and Alfred Health.
She was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy in September 2013 and completed her post-doctoral fellowship in 2014 at the Mayo Clinic, USA under the supervision of Professor Robin Patel.
Currently she is leading the Tertiary Care Stream of the NHMRC NCAS CRE (APP1079625) investigating strategies to optimise antimicrobial use in the healthcare setting and is CIA on the NHMRC ASAP Study (APP1120331), a RCT examining combination surgical antibiotic prophylaxis. She has been awarded over $10.2 million in funding as chief investigator, predominantly funded through the NHMRC, within the three years of completing her doctoral studies. Her research has led to clinical translation at a national and international level.
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Episode 10: Beating the superbugs
Antibiotic resistance is a global challenge in the battle between mankind and microbes. Watch this episode to learn more about the quest to beat the superbug.