Professor Jason Roberts

Prof & NHMRC Practitioner Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
j.roberts2@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65032

Overview

Professor Jason Roberts is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow at The University of Queensland, Consultant Clinical Pharmacist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is Director of the NHMRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence REDUCE which is based at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research and is Director of the Centre for Translational Anti-infective Pharmacodynamics in School of Pharmacy. He serves as Research Chair of UQCCR and is immediate Past-Chair of the Research Strategies Committee in School of Pharmacy. He is a clinician-scientist with a strong interest in research and his principal research theme is optimization of antibiotic dosing in the critically ill. Prof Roberts has published over 400 published papers and book chapters on this topic, has been awarded over $30 million in grants and (co)supervises 22 higher research degree students.

Prof Roberts was recognised as Australia’s leading researcher in two separate categories, Critical care and Communicable Diseases, by the Australian’s 2019 Research Magazine.

He has been invited to present his results at major international conferences in critical care, infectious diseases, pharmacy, nephrology, transplant and safety. He has served on the Critical Review Panel for ATS/IDSA Guidelines of HAP, HCAP and VAP and the Australian Therapeutic Guidelines - Antibiotic and is the Past Chair of the Working Group for Antimicrobial Use in ICU for the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and an Executive Member of the PK/PD Group (EPASG) within the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).

He is Section Editor for the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and an Associate Editor of the Journal or Pharmacy Practice and Research, the journal for the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and an Associate Editor for Pharmacotherapy and Aanesthesiology Pain and Critical Care Medicine journal. He has convened >20 seminars/conferences including being co-convenor for Medicines Management 2013, The National Conference for Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.

He also engages with Industry to perform studies that develop optimised antibiotic dosing regimens that maximise antibiotic efficacy for testing in clinical trials or for use in special patient patient populations (e.g. critically ill, pneumonia, dialysis).

Qualifications

  • Fellowship of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists, SHPA
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours Class 1, The University of Sydney
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Jamal, Janattul-Ain, Abdul-Aziz, Mohd-Hafiz, Levkovich, Bianca and Roberts, Jason A. (2019). Clinical pharmacy considerations in ICU. Encyclopedia of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy. (pp. 849-865) edited by Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar.Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-812735-3.00576-8

  • Sime, Fekade B. and Roberts, Jason A. (2018). Antibiotic pharmacodynamics. Antibiotic pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic considerations in the critically ill. (pp. 17-29) edited by Andrew Udy, Jason A. Roberts and Jeffrey Lipman.Singapore, Singapore: Springer Nature. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-5336-8_2

  • Sime, Fekade B. and Roberts, Jason A. (2018). Appropriate antimicrobial therapy in critically ill patients. Abdominal Sepsis: a multidisciplinary approach. (pp. 319-342) edited by Massimo Sartelli, Matteo Bassetti and Ignacio Martin-Loeches.Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59704-1_21

  • Udy, Andrew A., Roberts, Jason A. and Lipman, Jeffrey (2018). Preface. Antibiotic pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic considerations in the critically Ill. (pp. v-vii) edited by Andrew A. Udy, Jason A. Roberts and Jeffrey Lipman.Singapore, Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-5336-8

  • Geddes, Alasdair M., Gould, Ian M., Roberts, Jason A., Lindsay Grayson, M. and Cosgrove, Sara E. (2017). Ampicillin and amoxicillin. Kucers’ the use of antibiotics: A clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral drugs. (pp. 100-135) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Sara E. Cosgrove, Suzanne Crowe, William Hope, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton and David L. Paterson.Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press.

  • Abdul-Aziz, M. H., Shekar, Kiran and Roberts, Jason A. (2017). Antibiotic dosing during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Antibiotic Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Considerations in the Critically Ill. (pp. 151-171) edited by .Gateway East, Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-5336-8_8

  • Geddes, Alasdair M., Gould, Ian M., Roberts, Jason A., Trubiano, Jason A. and Lindsay Grayson, M. (2017). Benzylpenicillin (penicillin G). Kucers’ the use of antibiotics: a clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral drugs. (pp. 23-91) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Sara E. Cosgrove, Suzanne Crowe, William Hope, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton and David L. Paterson.Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press.

  • Denny, Kerina J., Lipman, Jeffrey and Roberts, Jason A. (2017). Cephalothin and cefazolin. Kucers the use of antibiotics: A clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral drugs. (pp. 347-360) edited by .Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press.

  • Sinnollareddy, Mahipal G., Cotta, Menino O. and Roberts, Jason A. (2017). Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic tools to increase efficacy. Developments in emerging and existing infectious diseases: Antimicrobial stewardship. (pp. 85-98) edited by Celine Pulcini, Önder Ergönül, Füsun Can and Bojana Beović.London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-810477-4.00007-6

  • Geddes, Alasdair M., Gould, Ian M. and Roberts, Jason A. (2017). Phenoxypenicillins. Kucers’ the use of antibiotics: A clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral drugs. (pp. 92-99) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Sara E. Cosgrove, Suzanne Crowe, William Hope, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton and David L. Paterson.Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press.

  • Jamal, Janattul-Ain and Roberts, Jason A. (2016). Aminoglycoside dosing in obesity. Drug Dosing in Obesity: Volume I: Antimicrobials. (pp. 39-44) edited by Syed Tabish R. Zaidi and Jason A. Roberts.Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44034-7_4

  • Thorley, Bruce R. and Roberts, Jason A. (2016). Isolation and characterization of poliovirus in cell culture systems. Poliovirus: methods and protocols. (pp. 29-53) edited by Javier Martin.New York, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-3292-4_4

  • Sinnollareddy, Mahipal G. and Roberts, Jason A. (2016). Pharmacodynamic considerations in critically ill patients. Antibiotic pharmacodynamics. (pp. 537-560) edited by John C. Rotschafer, David R. Andes and Keith A. Rodvold.New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-3323-5_21

  • Osbert Cotta, Menino and Roberts, Jason (2016). Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of antimicrobials. Antimicrobial stewardship. (pp. 71-78) edited by Matthew Laundy, Mark Gilchrist and Laura Whitney.Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/med/9780198758792.003.0009

  • Jamal, Janattul-Ain and Roberts, Jason A. (2016). Polyene antifungals. Drug Dosing in Obesity: Volume I: Antimicrobials. (pp. 109-115) edited by Syed Tabish R. Zaidi and Jason A. Roberts.Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44034-7_10

  • Ulldemolins, Marta and Roberts, Jason A. (2012). How do I adjust antimicrobial daily dosage in patients with MODS? a pharmacist’s contribution. Sepsis management: PIRO and MODS. (pp. 199-216) edited by Jordi Rello, Jeffrey Lipman and Thiago Lisboa.Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Ulldemolins, Marta, Roberts, Jason, Varghese, Julie and Lipman, Jeffrey (2010). Antibiotic dosing in critically ill patients. Critical Care Update 2009. (pp. 128-142) edited by Vineet Nayar, J. V. Peter, Roop Kishen and S. Srinivas.Daryaganj, New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.

  • Udy, Andrew, Roberts, Jason and Lipman, Jeffrey (2010). Augmented renal clearance: Unraveling the mystery of elevated antibiotic clearance. Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2010. (pp. 495-506) edited by J.-L. Vincent.Brussels, Belgium: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10286-8

  • Ulldemolins, M., Roberts, J. A. and Rello, J. (2010). Drug distribution: is it a more important determinant of drug dosing than clearance?. Intensive care medicine: annual update 2010. (pp. 507-516) edited by .Brussels, Belgium: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-5562-3_47

  • Varghese, Julie M., Roberts, Jason A. and Lipman, Jeffrey (2009). Avoiding toxicity of antibiotics. Patient safety and quality of care in intensive care medicine. (pp. 291-304) edited by Jean-Daniel Chiche and Leanne M. Aitken.Berlin, Germany: Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft.

  • Udy, Andrew, Roberts, Jason, Boots, Robert and Lipman, Jeffrey (2008). Dose adjustment and pharmacodynamic considerations for antibiotics in severe sepsis and septic Shock. Sepsis: New Strategies for Management. (pp. 97-136) edited by .Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-79001-3_8

  • Udy, Andrew, Roberts, Jason A., Boots, Robert J. and Lipman, Jeffrey (2008). Dose adjustment and pharmacodynamic considerations for antibiotics in severe sepsis and septic shock. Sepsis: New strategies for management. (pp. 97-102) edited by Jordi Rello and Marcos I. Restrepo.London: Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-79001-3

  • Roberts, J. A. and Lipman, J. (2007). Dose adjustment and pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in severe sepsis and septic shock. Infectious diseases in critical care. (pp. 122-146) edited by Jordi Rello, Marin Kollef, Emili Diaz and Alejandro Rodriguez.Berlin, Germany; New York, U.S.A.: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-34406-3_12

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