Dr Suzanne Parker

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
suzanne.parker@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65040

Overview

Dr Parker's fundamental research interest is the improved healthcare of infants and children through evidence-based drug dosing. Dr Parker is a bioanalyst with 20 years of experience designing methods to measure drugs in biological fluids, positioning her to develop kinder, less-invasive sampling methods that can improve the feasibility of clinical dosing studies. Dr Parker’s research career has furthered these laboratory skills into a translational framework: by applying innovation in microsampling her research will define evidence-based antibiotic dosing regimens.

Research Impacts

To advance her research program, in 2016 Dr Parker established the Clinical Microsampling Group. Her research and experience is cross-disciplinary - based in infectious diseases, pharmacokinetic modelling and bioanalysis

Dr Parker has a series of important publications culminating in the characterization of fosfomycin, an antibiotic vital for the treatment of multi-drug resistant pathogens. This provided crucial evidence for effective dosing of this antibiotic in critically ill patients and advanced change in clinical practice. Dr Parker’s research has also produced world-first evidence essential for the implementation of microsampling in a clinical environment. Dr Parker has developed population pharmacokinetic models for clinical collaborators to describe dosing of drugs in challenging patient groups.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Communication, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Chemistry), Qld. UT

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Supervision

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