Dr Adam Irwin

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 66075


Dr Adam Irwin is a conjoint Senior Lecturer and academic lead for Paediatric Infectious Disease at Children’s Health Queensland and the University of Queensland.

His research focuses on diagnostic evaluations to optimise the use of antimicrobials in children. Specifically, he is interested in healthcare-associated infections and infections resistant to antimicrobial therapy. He is also interested in the clinical and molecular epidemiology of invasive Gram-negative infections.

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. He holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer position at University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.


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


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  • Irwin, Adam D, Grant, Alison, Williams, Rhian, Kolamunnage-Dona, Ruwanthi, Drew, Richard J, Paulus, Stephane, Jeffers, Graham, Williams, Kim, Breen, Rachel, Preston, Jennifer, Appelbe, Duncan, Chesters, Christine, Newland, Paul, Marzouk, Omnia, McNamara, Paul S, Diggle, Peter J and Carrol, Enitan D (2017). Predicting risk of serious bacterial infections in febrile children in the emergency department. Pediatrics, 140 (2) e20162853. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2853

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