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Associate Professor David FM Looke

Dr David Looke is senior staff specialist in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Queensland. Initially trained in Melbourne he worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide for 10 years before moving to his current position in Brisbane in 1996. His interests are in anti-infective therapy, infections in the immunocompromised host, community acquired infection and hospital epidemiology. He is the recent past President of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. He has worked on several writing groups with Therapeutic Guidelines since 1988, and was the chairman of the Antibiotic Subcommittee of the Queensland Health Medicines Advisory Committee until 2013. He is a member the Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Party of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) and the Antibiotic Resistance Reference Group of the National Prescribing Service (NPS). He is one of the Chief Investigators for the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance for Acute Respiratory Infections (CREMARA).

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Senior Staff Specialist, Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Associate Professor Department of Medicine, The University of Queensland

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