Associate Professor Adam Irwin

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow -

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
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Dr Adam Irwin is a Principal Research Fellow in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at The University of Queensland and Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. His research focuses on the early recognition of invasive infections and sepsis, and the optimal use of antimicrobials in children. He is the medical co-chair of the Queensland Paediatric Sepsis Program which was awarded a Global Sepsis Alliance award in 2020, and Queensland Health Excellence awards in 2022 for Healthcare Delivery and Consumer Engagement, and a member of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance-Kids Steering Committee. He is a recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leadership Fellowship to investigate the management of multi-drug resistant gram-negative infections in children.

Adam studied at the University of Birmingham Medical School and completed training in Paediatric Infectious Disease and Immunology in London. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health in 2016. Prior to relocating to Queensland, he was secretary of the British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity and Infection Group.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Liverpool
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Medical Science, University of Birmingham


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