A variety of Alumni reunions are planned for this year & beyond. Please register your details using this form if you wish to be added to the Killester Alumni Network.
Congratulations to our Alumni Member – Professor Kirsty Buising
To celebrate this year’s Moomba Festival, three “COVID-19 community heroes” have been named as monarchs. Lord Mayor Sally Capp today announced this year’s Moomba Monarchs are representatives of the unsung community heroes who have been working to keep us all safe during COVID-19.
In line with the community focus of Moomba, the Lord Mayor crowned cleaner Pravini Fernando, Infectious Diseases Physician Professor Kirsty Buising, and supermarket worker Drew Law as this year’s Moomba Monarchs.
“Kirsty, Pravini and Drew personify the spirit of Melburnians responding to COVID-19. They represent the everyday community heroes that work to make sure our streets are clean, our supermarket shelves are stocked, and we’re healthy and feel connected,” the Lord Mayor said.
“The pandemic has taught us how much we rely on each other – whether it’s a cashier, a cleaner or our family doctor. This year we wanted to celebrate our frontline workers because they really are everyday community heroes.”
Professor Kirsty Buising is an infectious diseases physician at Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Victorian Infectious Diseases Service. Her guidance and expertise have been vital to keeping medical staff and patients safe from COVID-19.
Position: Deputy Director of NCAS; Director of the Guidance Group; Infectious Diseases Physician
Discipline(s): Public Health
Professor Kirsty Buising is an infectious diseases physician who is Deputy Director of the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and chief investigator for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Centre for Research Excellence in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Kirsty also holds an appointment as a clinician at VIDS and co-leads the antimicrobial resistance theme at the Doherty institute. She serves on advisory groups at state, national and international levels in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship, guideline development and healthcare associated infection. Kirsty completed her Doctor of Medicine on the use of computerised decision support for antimicrobial stewardship, and a Master of Public Health. Her team has successfully received NHMRC partnership grants and a Centre for Research Excellence to develop their work in antimicrobial stewardship. She has served as part of the authorship group for Therapeutic Guidelines Antibiotic, working on national prescribing guidelines. As an advisor to the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare, she has had a role in influencing policy. The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship team has conducted national surveys to gather data on antibiotic use across Australia. She co-leads the Guidance team at the Royal Melbourne Hospital who have developed electronic tools for antimicrobial stewardship that have been implemented in over 70 Australian hospitals and run national workshops to build capacity amongst doctors, nurses and pharmacists to improve the way we use antibiotics to optimise patient outcomes and help to tackle antibiotic resistance. Kirsty has taught at international workshops and advised on regional initiatives to improve antimicrobial use.
Class of 2009 and 1969 Class Reunions photos
Class of 1997 Reunion Photos
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