Dr Adam Stewart

ATH - Lecturer

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Adam G. Stewart, BBiomedSci, MBBS (Hons), MPHTM

Dr. Adam Stewart is an Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Registrar at Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital and a Medical Research Fellow at University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR).

Adam is currently undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Professor David Paterson on an international multicentre randomised clinical trial comparing ceftolozane-tazobactam versus meropenem for the definitive treatment of bloodstream infection due to ESBL and AmpC producing Enterobacterales (MERINO 3). Adam was recently successful in being awarded a Queensland Health Junior Doctor Research Fellowship and has research interests which include pragmatic clinical trials, novel antimicrobials, microbiome analysis, antibiotic susceptibility testing, and infections in immunocompromised hosts including fungal infections.

Adam has been awarded numerous awards and prizes, such as the ASID ASM Advanced Trainee Research Award, RACP Trainee Research Award, Avant Doctor-in-Training Research Scholarship and an ECCMID Travel Grant. He has been invited to speak at national and international conferences, has published over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been a peer reviewer for journals such as Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Journal of Infection and International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

Research Interests

  • Clinical Trials
    Exploring therapeutic options for multidrug resistant Gram negative infections
  • Novel Antimicrobials
    Assessing the clinical effectiveness of new antibiotic compounds in treating bacterial and fungal infections
  • Microbiome Analysis
    Assessing the effects of new and old antibiotics on the gut microbiome
  • Rapid Diagnostics
    Evaluating the clinical utility of novel diagnostic platforms with regards to rapid species identification and antibiotic susceptibility profile


  • Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Griffith University


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